Re: bolger diablo (15ft)
Thanks for the input on motors. I already have a 9.9hp Suzuki 4-
stroke, and I'm not going to be purchasing another motor. My #1 goal
is to get the most capability, performance, and ease of construction
package that I possibly can without spending any more money than I
If I can get an efficent 16-20 mph out of the Diablo with the 9.9hp,
that suits me fine. Where I operate in Charleston harbor, the chop is
going to limit me to about that speed anyway so the pounding won't be
--- In email@example.com, Hugo Tyson <hhetyson@y...> wrote:
> 20 HP would be fine on a Diablo (So would a 15HP 4 stroke with the
right propeller), you may lose a few mphs top speed but probably no
more than about 5mph. Most 20 and 25 HP outboards are exactly the
same engines ( from my reading of Mercury's 2003 catalogue) but the
larger HP just has a different carburettor and in some cases a
slightly higher rev range.
> I believe a Diablo could safely handle 40HP with a sensible and
experienced user and a bit of strengthening in the transom and floor
to stop them flexing.
> If I was going to buy an outboard for my Diablo again I'd probably
checkout a 15HP 4 stroke and get the right prop so she'd do about 20
mph, maybe a little better, without that vile and annoying roar of a
two stroke motor!
> Hugo Tyson, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
> tysond99 <tysond99@y...> wrote:
> Do you think your diablo would do all right with only 20hp and two
> people or would it bog down too much. Many of the lakes here in
> Pennsylvania have a 20hp limit so I thought I might build with that
> in mind.
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