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16' Lowes big Jon 1648 possible repower #12575899
01/12/18 10:40 PM
01/12/18 10:40 PM
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I have a 1984 Lowes big Jon with a 25 HP evinrude (1988)motor. The boat is rated for a 35hp. I and my 2 sons in it as we fish are easily 600 lbs. With this motor I can't get it on plane. It will plane and do 18-20 with just me in it. Its tuned up and runs good. I am considering putting a newer 25 or 30 on it but am also considering a new bass tracker heritage with a 40 HP on it.
My Questions:
Is a new 25 better than than my old one?
Would a new 30 be that much better?
Do they make 35hp anymore?
Not sure weather to be happy with what I got, repower it,or get a new boat that reminds me of the bass tracker I used to fish out of with my dad. Just needed a little insight from other fisherman. Thanks


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Re: 16' Lowes big Jon 1648 possible repower [Re: Mister Sir] #12576226
01/13/18 03:12 AM
01/13/18 03:12 AM
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Lufkin, Texas USA
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Have you tried a different prop on it?

If you have anyone around with a different pitched prop that might help you with the bigger load.

I have a 40 horse Tohatsu 3-cylinder on my 1648 Weldbilt Modified V that I am in need of getting rebuilt but have had a hard time finding someone affordable to do it. frown

Everyone I have talked to about a new 40 horse have all said it would not run as fast as it did when running well.


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