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Old 12-09-2008, 01:13 PM
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I hope someone may know the answer to this one. I'm thinking of buying a 2000 26' Glacier Bay (2670) which has been repowered with 150hp Yamaha 4 strokes. When I look at the pictures, the stern drains seem close to the waterline, more so that pictures of more recent hulls. I know that the hull design has not changed since 1999, but did the factory shift some weight around to accommodate the 4 strokes or is this boat just stern heavy and I should not worry about it.

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Old 12-09-2008, 02:07 PM
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You might seach the Glacier Bay owners forum.

http://www.glacierbayowners.com/foru...asp?FORUM_ID=2

Here are some links that address your question: (look in archives also)

http://www.glacierbayowners.com/foru...archTerms=thru

http://www.glacierbayowners.com/foru...&TOPIC_ID=1439,


http://www.glacierbayowners.com/foru...?TOPIC_ID=1609



Hopefully this will help. I have a 1999 2670 that I just added new Suzuki 4 strokes on recently. I do not have the problem you mentioned, but I have also not fully loaded it down and will be watching it closely.


Good luck - the 2670 is a great boat.
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Thanks so much for the links. Looks like it is a conbination of a full load and the fact that GB did move the drains on later models.
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hey bigfish. what suzukis did you repower with? i have the 140s and am looking to improve performance. any thoughts? if you reply, please PM me.
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drains at stern are low and allow water in the "wells" below the engines especially backing. I have the suzuki 140's and like them, They didnt have the 150's then or i would have gotten them
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what did you repower with. i have suzuki 140s and want to go bigger.
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I repowered with the suzuki 150s. I was right at 40 MPH (very light load) before I added bottom paint.
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Buddy of mine had a 1999 or 2000 26 CC GB and repowered from 2-stroke 150 Suz to F-150 yamaha's and had no issues with a full offshore load. Of course better gas ect and I think he actually picked up a few mph on top end.
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I have the 26/70 Island runner with Yam 4 strokes. Yes you do get water in rear wells when backing in seas, but has never been a problem. I like my Yamahas. A good friend repowered with Honda 150's. He has found a higher rpm is necessary for same speed, but fuel burn is same.
Also Honda oil filters are $9.00 and yamaha's are $23. Also he uses non Honda oil and his Honda manual says ok.

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