40HP too much?

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TheCanOpener
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40HP too much?

Post by TheCanOpener » 18 Sep 2011, 15:56

Hey guys. I was just wondering if a 1993 40HP Mercury was too much for a 16' Misty River. The boat is covered in Marine plywood, so that would add some weight. And anyone know why Misty River was closed?
Thanks guys.

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LOWEBIGJON
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40HP too much?

Post by LOWEBIGJON » 18 Sep 2011, 16:30

thats a lot of HP for a 16 ft boat..might be to heavy in the back..
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TheCanOpener
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40HP too much?

Post by TheCanOpener » 18 Sep 2011, 17:13

I would obviously never pin it. From what i can see it looks pretty deep too, if that would help keep the back outa the water.

It a super nice boat: http://saskatchewan.kijiji.ca/c-cars-ve ... Z277514786

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40HP too much?

Post by firemech048 » 18 Sep 2011, 17:43

I run a 40 hp Mariner on my 16' Sylvan and it handles it great. I have trim and tilt with a 12 pitch stainless prop and does great.

TheCanOpener
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40HP too much?

Post by TheCanOpener » 18 Sep 2011, 18:03

Oh, forgot to meant ion its a tiller aswell. Thanks.

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Post by firemech048 » 18 Sep 2011, 19:12

So is mine. I am glad I put a bigger motor on my tin.

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40HP too much?

Post by reedjj » 18 Sep 2011, 20:01

Tracker's 1648 is rated for a 40hp. Lund's bare bones no decking alum 14 footers are rated for 35hp, I wouldn't worry at all. With all the decking you might want a 60hp.

My G3 1756 has a 40 and its NOT enough... No where near enough!

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40HP too much?

Post by TheCanOpener » 18 Sep 2011, 20:03

Ok, thanks guys. And any words on Misty River? They look good, but I've been looking it up and I've found they've gone outta business. Is this a bad thing? Because I'm in love with this boat.

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40HP too much?

Post by reedjj » 18 Sep 2011, 20:10

This pic is of tinboat member Alumacrafts Boat. 14ft Lund with a 40hp merc!
alumacraftsLund.jpg
I don't have any knowledge of Mystic River boats. But there are a lot of boat companies that start up and go away or get bought out by a larger manufacturer.

If the boat is in good shape and looks like it is built pretty sturdy (compare it to some others), the trailer is OK, and its the right price, and its what your looking for go ahead and get it.

The cool thing about Alum boats is that they are easy to fix. Rivets, bolts, screws, wood, and even aluminum is all pretty cheap and easy to work with. You can get small things welded for relatively cheap as well.

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40HP too much?

Post by reedjj » 18 Sep 2011, 20:13

Here is some info on Misty River boats.


http://www.trackshare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26711

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40HP too much?

Post by DanMC » 18 Sep 2011, 21:05

What does say on the riveted tag ?...i almost bought a 16' with 35 Hp Nissan...all i can tell is that Misty River were a great boat company that made aluminum boats right here in Canada, Manitoba =D> .As far as the Hp., i wouldn't worry...enjoy the boat :D .
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40HP too much?

Post by Stove Iron » 19 Sep 2011, 15:19

If your boat is in solid, structurally sound condition, I would think 40hp would be fine. My 1652 Alweld runs an old 30hp Mariner, but its welded. Sometimes, I wish I had 40hp.

As for Misty River, I want to say that Misty River bought Discovery Boats sometime back in the 1990s. Discovery Boats was a venture started from some ex-Grumman Boat employees. I know the Discovery boats, specifically the Voyager line are very well built boats.

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40HP too much?

Post by FuzzyGrub » 20 Sep 2011, 11:42

Stove Iron wrote: As for Misty River, I want to say that Misty River bought Discovery Boats sometime back in the 1990s. Discovery Boats was a venture started from some ex-Grumman Boat employees. I know the Discovery boats, specifically the Voyager line are very well built boats.

I think Misty River and Misty Harbour are/were two different companies. Misty Harbour did buy out Discovery Marine Inc of Preble NY, which was started by ex-Grumman (Marathon NY) employees. Being not far from there, I have seen many DMI's over the years. As of this summer, picked up my own DMI 1648 for a project.
Project: 1995 1648 DMI/1998 25HP Merc:
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