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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 22:48 #97406

According to their specification charts both the 40 HP and the 50 HP short shaft 2 strokes weigh 206 pounds or least start at that. I cannot find any additional information as to the + or - on things like remote vs tiller, electric vs pull start is not given at least from what I have looked at. The 30 HP is a 4 stroke and again their specification sheets show it at approximately 155 to 160 pounds.

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 22:16 #97404

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from what i have seen on all Ranger's, with a single center transom brace (knee brace)...they all cracked up at the top flange........the extra width between transom corner brackets is weak, adding extra knee braces, one per side, 3 in total........will help you big time.......
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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 22:08 #97403

What does the 50HP Tohatsu weigh?

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 21:52 #97401

extra support? Not clear on this, do you mean additional/supplementary support to the transom I have now? Current one is mahogany, professionally made but probably 10 years old.
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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 21:44 #97400

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all i can say, a Ranger can take the extra lbs, but needs extra transom support.........

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 14 Jul 2019 21:28 #97397

I have been following the posts in respect to the mating of a late model Tohatsu to the Vagabond. I have a 57 Ranger currently with a 1955 Johnson 25 HP which when it is not being towed or trailered to a shop is a great boat with a vintage motor. I am now 100% ready to move on to a modern motor and am looking at the Tohatsu 40 HP 2 stroke or the 30 HP 4 stroke and even am considering the 50 HP which weighs about the same as the 40 HP. I am concerned about power and how much can one put on a ranger? I would be interested in what some of you have found with these motors and after running them for awhile. I would love to have the power but need to be realistic.

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 13 May 2019 00:25 #95437

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I grew up with 50s and 60s motors and spent my time at the ramp with the covers off making people wait their turn. My first boar was a 15" mahogany runabout with a Merc 115 on it. I got so mad I switched to sail. Now we do both but the sailboat still has to have a diesel in it when the wind stops :-)

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 12 May 2019 22:43 #95434

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i have seen a few boys now with simular motors, your gonna have fun..........cheers to ya......i still like runnning vintage, just to see how far i can push it..........in the end its fun on the water..........cheers

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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 12 May 2019 22:36 #95433

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Well, as it was said, I am still breaking in the new motor but got to the point where I could run full throttle for periods of time. I am still playing with the auto tilt and that makes a big difference in speed if I get it right. Now that I have 10 hours on it, the break in period is over but we are leaving for three weeks on Wednesday, so it will have to wait.
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need motor for Deluxe Runabout 12 May 2019 22:25 #95432

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i am thinking (gonna) put my 30 hp Javelin on my 53' DR........ am hoping on 30 plus mph.....wishful thinking on my part.........

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