Double eagle power

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Salmon-slayer, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

    I had a 135 two stroke on my podded 176 DE and it moved pretty good......I have a buddy with a 150 4 stroke on his and it is brutal ass heavy.....like he is looking for lead to put in the bow heavy
     
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  2. Stizzla

    Stizzla Active Member

    Another good option is a bow mounted fuel tank.
     
  3. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    That’s what I did to mine to even the load worked great.
     
  4. Fisherman Rob

    Fisherman Rob Well-Known Member

    I think my 115 yammie 2 stroke is 370lbs + 6hp kicker about 60lbs. The transom well drain sits right at water level. I wouldn't want much more weight than that back there.
     
  5. Ripperoflips

    Ripperoflips Member

    115hp on 94 merc.
     
  6. Saxe Point

    Saxe Point Active Member

    My 1987 DE 16 had a 1996 90 2 stroke Johnson. 40 mph lightly loaded. Too fast for most conditions. If I’d have kept it I would have gone with the 4 stroke Yamaha F70. My 18’2” Hardtop Hourston has a Yamaha 115 four stroke that burns half the fuel of that 90 Johnson.
     
  7. Stizzla

    Stizzla Active Member

    So what I’m gathering here is 90-115 seems to be the sweet spot for power and weight. 140-150 is great too, because they can cruise at lower rpm causing less burn and less chance overworking the motor plus you can rip to the fishing hole on a calm morning. With that you should strongly consider the bow fuel tank for weight balance.
    I’d say go for the 115!
     
  8. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    My buddy has the F70 on his boat and it's awesome.
     
  9. islanderguy

    islanderguy Member

    We have a couple of 17' Malibu Tyees which are identical to the 17' Double Eagle.

    Personally, I wouldn't go less than a 90 hp. My dad has a 1997 Tyee and he's had a 90 Evinrude Ocean Pro (1997), 90 Yamaha 4 Stroke (2006) and a 115 Yamaha 4 Stroke (2015). I thought the 90's were adequate.... the 115 is nice! It came with a lower pitch prop than mine so the hole shot it pretty amazing... it just shoots out of the water!

    I have a 115 Mercury 4 Stroke on my 2009 Tyee. It will cruise at 32 mph at 4,200 rpm. Top speed is 44 mph (per gps). The transom height on the newer tyee's is higher so it will handle a heavier 4 stroke.
     
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  10. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    115 is usually the same weight as 90 so might as well go big
     
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  11. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Its like $1000 difference. You'd wish you spent for it after the first time out.

    115 > 90 = Weight
     

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