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Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

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  • Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

    ok we went boat looking yesterday. Looked at 18' alumacraft Allwelded Jon with a 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke. Also been looking at G3 allwelded 18 footers too. Anyway i asked the sales guys about wheather a kicker motor would fit on the back or would i have to buy and install a motor bracket. He stated that the 60hp 4 stroke would do great slow trolling. Would slow trolling be hard on the bigger engine ?and would it go slow enough.
    Union Electrician's Do "IT" Without Shorts



    2005 Weeres Pontoon
    2005 50hp Johnson
    1995 Evinrude 9.9hp Kicker
    Minn Kota iPilot 55lb thrust
    Humminbird 999 CI HD SI Combo


  • #2
    Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

    I troll for walleye with a 75 HP two-stroke. Your 60 4-stroke will work just fine. When finished trolling make a high speed run to get it warmed up good before shutting down for the day.

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    • #3
      Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

      Hey...you got the same boat as me

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      • #4
        Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

        that motor will work perfectly, i have the 50 hp yamaha 4 stroke, the motor is a quite as a sewing machine and does not smoke or stall. If you want to know anymore details just let me know. I have owned my motor for 4 years and use it a lot.

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        • #5
          Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

          what kind of boat ya have riverboy???
          Union Electrician's Do "IT" Without Shorts



          2005 Weeres Pontoon
          2005 50hp Johnson
          1995 Evinrude 9.9hp Kicker
          Minn Kota iPilot 55lb thrust
          Humminbird 999 CI HD SI Combo

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          • #6
            Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

            I can troll down to 2.0 mph gps speed with a 70hp Johnnyzuke 4 stroke on the back with my 16 foot side steer Lund. 4 strokes work great for slow trolling and the big 70hp sucks about the same amount of gas trolling as my 6hp 2 stroke kicker did. If I need to troll slower the bow mount trolling motor will pull my boat from 0mph to 2.5mph just fine. I actually didn't gain any weight going to a 4 stroke, I got to remove my 6hp kicker and the extra 3 gallon fuel tank for it.
            87' Kennedy 20' Pontoon....... well some of it is.......
            3rd Pontoon + integrated transom + strakes just on the 3rd
            98' Johnzuki 70hp 4 stroke (looking for a Johnson/Suzuki 115)
            29mph @ 5900rpm swinging a 14x13 Turbo Pontoon1 stainless
            Freshly overhauled by beefing up and adding more tube to cross member supports, deck extended from 16' to 19.5', Playpen extended from 13' to 16.5', And a new 3/4" deck/carpet/furniture!

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            • #7
              Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

              how fuel efficient is the 70hp compared to the 6hp you removed?
              Union Electrician's Do "IT" Without Shorts



              2005 Weeres Pontoon
              2005 50hp Johnson
              1995 Evinrude 9.9hp Kicker
              Minn Kota iPilot 55lb thrust
              Humminbird 999 CI HD SI Combo

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                Re: Trolling with 60 Hp Yamaha 4 stroke????

                for trolling, both go through about 2-3 gallons in 8 hours. Main difference is the 6hp was running about 1/2 throttle while trolling and the 70hp is just as idle. The 6hp is a 77' Evinrude. My 55hp motor the 70 replace would suck a whole 6 gallon tank in less than 8 hours at idle and would only troll down to about 2.6mph on a good day. Pulling a tube the 55hp downed 6 gallons in an hour, I can get close to 2 hours out of the 70hp 4 stroke under the same conditions with a 6 gallon tank. If you need to go even slow just get a trolling plate for the yamaha, you'll never have to work about a EFI engine loading up from excessive idling or trolling.
                87' Kennedy 20' Pontoon....... well some of it is.......
                3rd Pontoon + integrated transom + strakes just on the 3rd
                98' Johnzuki 70hp 4 stroke (looking for a Johnson/Suzuki 115)
                29mph @ 5900rpm swinging a 14x13 Turbo Pontoon1 stainless
                Freshly overhauled by beefing up and adding more tube to cross member supports, deck extended from 16' to 19.5', Playpen extended from 13' to 16.5', And a new 3/4" deck/carpet/furniture!

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