Squirt with Vintage 15hp Johnson

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Squirt with Vintage 15hp Johnson

Postby BayouBengal » Sun May 31, 2009 4:49 pm

I built my extended length 11 foot Squirt for appearance with little regard to weight, and my Squirt is probably heavier than most. While a lighter Squirt may perform okay with this engine, my boat was underpowered with it. The boat wiould not plane with two adults, and only acheived 20 mph with one adult.

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Re: Squirt with Vintage 15hp Johnson

Postby upspirate » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:58 am

Once you get the coil/engine problem figured out,the 15 may be enough....get it running right,and then check the rpm's.

You may need to play with a different pitch prop to get things optimal.

Also,how far below the bottom is the cavitation plate on the engine?

I don't like the height of my transom,so I'm going to raise it about an inch when I build my Squirt.

Same with the TNT when I get to it...I had to raise the motors up on my last TNT's


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