squirt modification please help

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brad1516
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squirt modification please help

Post by brad1516 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:59 pm

I have a jack plate going on my squirt because I can not find a short shaft motor in my area I have beefed up the transom for this now my motor is a 35 hp 2 stroke thoughts if its to big or the weights of four strokes people are using I have flotation foam should I use it ?

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Re: squirt modification please help

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:13 am

Brad,

Our Squirt is designed for up to 10 hp. Obviously, it was designed for a 2-stroke, but there are lightweight 4 strokes that are fine. People do put a lot more horsepower on this design than we would recommend. In your case, you're moving the motor even further aft with the jack plate. You may have performance issues. Flotation foam won't make the boat more buoyant but will add more weight.

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Re: squirt modification please help

Post by brad1516 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:57 pm

what performance issues you think would come off this to much weight in the back of the boat ?

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Re: squirt modification please help

Post by Mojo » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:58 pm

I suspect it will porpoise badly with that much weight on the back.
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Re: squirt modification please help

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:20 am

Mojo is correct--would probably be pretty squirlley too.

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