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Old 09-29-2019, 06:11 PM
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Love the tolling motor! I have a 2870 and been wanting to put a trolling motor on it but haven't seen a good way to do it until now. I like how you cut the bow rail to allow the motor to swing over. What is that holding the head of the trolling motor in place?
Old 09-29-2019, 06:45 PM
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Yeah...I went for it and modified the railing to flip open after seeing a picture here on THT. The mechanics at Barber Marina looked at me funny when I started cutting on it...but it worked out very nicely. I wanted to mount it the other way so it didn't interfere with the anchor locker but i could not reach the under side to bolt the mounting puck. If I need to access anchor rope, it is easy to pull the quick release and set the Rhodan out of the way. The Rhodan came with that RAM mount that stabilizes the head of the unit....here is a link to it...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ASNTWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ASNTWW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Old 09-29-2019, 06:56 PM
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Thanks,
I just re-powered this year as well so I probably will try and do the trolling motor next year. Its a game changer for bottom fishing and that what we mainly do.
I got a quote for $6k for motor, batteries and install. Im thinking about just getting cheaper batteries just to get my foot in the door.
Old 09-30-2019, 03:31 PM
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Pics of it sitting in the water....barely dropped the back if at all....Once I get all my gear back in it (taking up half my garage right now) and top off the tanks it will probably drop down some to the original bottom paint line.




Old 10-06-2019, 03:36 PM
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Flew back down, picked up the boat and made it back (668 miles) in one piece.....I haven't had a chance to drop it in the water and return it to the marina as i have been busy cleaning the Florida bugs off of it and putting all my gear back in it. Sitting in the yard waiting for a good day to drop it back in...here are some pictures. Outboard Specialties did an awesome job getting everything done in a week. The dash turned out great with the new gauges, steering, etc. I can't wait to get it in the water and start if for the first time. Mike even followed up to make sure i made it home ok.
Old 10-08-2019, 05:12 AM
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I see a string of some sort attached to the rear flush plug? Other end attached to the screw for the oil pan cover?
What did they do, drill a hole in the plug and attach this string? Pretty clever to keep it from falling overboard when you go to flush.
Old 10-08-2019, 05:48 AM
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Good eye. I did this to prevent the flush plug from disappearing. I just used a piece of 80lb braid. The tendency would be to unscrew it and set it on the transom....I have two nicely sized scupper drains right there in front of the motors that these will fit down easily. I viewed this somewhere else here on THT and thought it was a good idea...they may have even used a swivel. When we get back to the marina, the boat is pulled and set on a wash rack. The marina will flush the motors and wash from the rub rail down if I just leave...although I typically stay and wash the entire boat and do the flush myself. These motors also have a flush plug on the front.
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Yup, I have a 2019 DF300 and wet slip it 8 months a year. First thing I did was buy a couple extra flush plugs in case one goes in the drink.
Old 10-20-2019, 03:36 PM
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I finally found some time to launch the boat at the marina and try out the new Suzuki motors for the first time today. Why in the frick didn't I do this sooner??? Almost unbelievable difference....quiet, smooth, no smoke, 200 more horses and the mpg is nearly double now. I am very impressed and have no doubt I made the right decision. First 3 hours of the break-in done.


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Love to hear these good news stories rather than the bitching and moaning. Suzuki seems to have found a sweet spot when it comes to repowering. And I love those white motors!
Old 11-12-2019, 05:35 PM
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Update; I ended up swapping the Suzuki props from the 3x16x18.5 to the LFS4x16x20....huge improvement with better grip and a little more top speed (good call Gary999). Topped off tanks (234 gallons) for an offshore trip, iced down every box and loaded it with fishing gear....this dropped it on down some, but not to bad. These motors are freakishly quiet by the way. Had some Ocean Grip floors slapped on in between break-in trips, which I am really loving. Here are some more pics...cheers!












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Double Uppers, do you have any RPM numbers of what you were seeing at WOT with the 3 blade 18.5 props before putting the 4 blades on ?? And what do you see now with the 4 blade props ?? I put 'zukes on my Southport this past spring and still seeking the "promised land" with the props.

thanks in advance, enjoy the new power sir, they look fantastic!!!!
Old 11-13-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Maybe Tonight View Post
Double Uppers, do you have any RPM numbers of what you were seeing at WOT with the 3 blade 18.5 props before putting the 4 blades on ?? And what do you see now with the 4 blade props ?? I put 'zukes on my Southport this past spring and still seeking the "promised land" with the props.

thanks in advance, enjoy the new power sir, they look fantastic!!!!
With the 3 blade Suzuki 18.5 props, my port was at 6200rpm and my starboard was 5800 at WOT. Not sure why they were so different, although I have read that this is not uncommon. Speed was 49....
Changing to the LFS...now they run dead even RPM's at 5900 and the slipping during acceleration is gone. 50.6mph. 1 mpg at WOT. Happy with these.
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Originally Posted by Maybe Tonight View Post
Double Uppers, do you have any RPM numbers of what you were seeing at WOT with the 3 blade 18.5 props before putting the 4 blades on ?? And what do you see now with the 4 blade props ?? I put 'zukes on my Southport this past spring and still seeking the "promised land" with the props.

thanks in advance, enjoy the new power sir, they look fantastic!!!!
What size boat and motors? What props have you run and what were the problems?
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Originally Posted by Gary999 View Post
What size boat and motors? What props have you run and what were the problems?
Hi Gary999,

I have 2006 Southport 28cc. The motors are the 250APs 2018.

Initially the motors were hung in the 3rd hole and the boat could not get out of the hole at all without the props slipping out. I spoke with the factory and they advised me they use the 2 nd so I had the dealer lower them to the 2nd hole and that made a big difference, but still not perfect. I still get the props will slip out of the hole. I have the 3 -16- 18.5 on there. I've been advised by local shop that cupping the current props could / should help with providing better bite, also chatted with propGods and he advised me of the same prop solution Double Uppers is using if the cupping didn't work out. I got through this year as is and will be looking to re-visit the props come spring.
Gary, I'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject, and thank you in advance for your thoughts,

Double Uppers,
VERY Interesting to see the WOT rpm difference you posted. Mine are off 2000 between them on the top end. I hit just about 6000 on starboard while port will only spin up to right around 5800. I don't get that at all and have not been able to get answer on that.
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Originally Posted by Maybe Tonight View Post
Hi Gary999,

I have 2006 Southport 28cc. The motors are the 250APs 2018.

Initially the motors were hung in the 3rd hole and the boat could not get out of the hole at all without the props slipping out. I spoke with the factory and they advised me they use the 2 nd so I had the dealer lower them to the 2nd hole and that made a big difference, but still not perfect. I still get the props will slip out of the hole. I have the 3 -16- 18.5 on there. I've been advised by local shop that cupping the current props could / should help with providing better bite, also chatted with propGods and he advised me of the same prop solution Double Uppers is using if the cupping didn't work out. I got through this year as is and will be looking to re-visit the props come spring.
Gary, I'd be very interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject, and thank you in advance for your thoughts,

Double Uppers,
VERY Interesting to see the WOT rpm difference you posted. Mine are off 2000 between them on the top end. I hit just about 6000 on starboard while port will only spin up to right around 5800. I don't get that at all and have not been able to get answer on that.
LFS4 20's. You could try 21's if running lighter. You can cup 21's to get closer to a 20 if the 21 is too much. May need to move the motors back up so the engines don't get soaked. The difference running the LFS4's is immediate and a big improvement.
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Good motors and excellent service, you'll appreciate
Old 11-21-2019, 08:38 PM
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Took my son out to put some break-in hours on them and boom...first blood on the new motors!!
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Please don't use "boom" when describing new motors!
Old 07-12-2020, 09:46 PM
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[QUOTE=Double Uppers;13126977]

Doubleuppers

Are you still enjoying the new engines? Have you noticed any issues with going to the heavier engines. As many others before I am looking at making a change to the 4 strokes and looking for real world input.

Thanks much,
Adam

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