looking for a donk

 Hi all. were still looking for a motor to sit on the back of the swifty. i have looked at a few. but no luck so far. a couple were way too old and a couple you just cant get parts for anymore. 

So im just throwing it out there. our budget isnt too high as we need new steering as well and need to rewire the boat properly . Is there anyone that has repowered or going to repower their tub and the old motor is still in good nick. it doesnt matter if its 2 stroke just reliable altho 4 stroke would be better. even if you know of one prefer something from 2000 onwards but not esential. Must also be a long leg i think 22"

The motor will be going on a swiftcraft dominator so anything from a 115 to a 150 i have been told would do the job. 

if you can help us out it would be appreciated. either post on here or pm its up to you. we are in mandurah 

Thanks Russ and Sandy

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Leg length

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:29

It's important to work out what you really need. They are either 20" (L) or 25" (XL) or 30" (XXL). 

Good luck with your search. There is a dealer in Wangara that regularly has used 4 strokes for sale. Maybe contact these types guys and let them know what you're looking for as something they repower might have what you need.

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 the outboard mechanic we

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:40

 the outboard mechanic we have been to said its a long. its a pitty as he has a xl that he wouldnt have hesitated to sell us . 

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Mate has got 130

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:39

Saltwater series yammy new gauges new oil tank good nick he upgraded to Suzuki 4 stroke. Hrs I think around 600 or high 5s. Also my little Andy thinking of getting brand new Suzy soon also. 2 options 1 already off. Pretty sure mate only wants 2.500 for his saltwater . Can find out if you want

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 that would be great on both

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:52

 that would be great on both accounts. 

 could you also find out age 

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May be 25 inch one

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:02

It’s of a voyager. Pretty sure you may need 20 inch one. Could be wrong. My Luke’s Viking has long leg ( but we built up transom) stop waves coming in back. Little Andy’s is 20 inch on on his swifty no build up. My swifty has 25 inch. Higher transom . Pretty sure dominator needs 20.

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 not too sure on inches only

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:09

 not too sure on inches only going on what the mechanic told us . it needs a long. 

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Well this is long leg

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:21

Check how long in inches with your mechanic , be best way to go

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 yeah should do . had one guy

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:37

 yeah should do . had one guy tell me inches and said its long. i will call him tomorrow to be posotive.

with the build up i extended the height of the section between the well at the back and the deck in that area that dips down using 316 stainless and packed with heat proof foam sheeting

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 Long is 20 inches. Xl is 25

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:39

 Long is 20 inches. Xl is 25 inches. 

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Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 obviously the guy that was

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:43

 obviously the guy that was selling his motor had no idea. it will be 20 inch then. the mech looked up the number when we first took it to him and said long. 

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There you

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:55

Go. Dodgy sounds on the money. I’m unsure all changed from . Short medium , long

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 at least someone knows. i

Mon, 2017-10-16 20:25

 at least someone knows. i cant even buy a boat thats got a motor that works properly. 

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 Will be hard going finding a

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:26

 Will be hard going finding a good second hand 20" long leg. Not alot around as yourve found out. Easier option would be to lenghten your transon to fit a XL leg.

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 that solution had been

Mon, 2017-10-16 21:52

 that solution had been mentioned . but then the $ start adding up faster

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Jacking plate

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:38

 Have you looked into using a jacking plate to give the transom height you need? 

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Dominator needs 20" (L)

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:30

 I fitted an XL to mine, F115a Yamaha. Had to have an alumuminium bracket made up to extend transom height. It would fly with one of those Saltwater series 130 Yamaha 2 strokes. As others have said, getting an L is pretty hard in newer motors, extend transom up to XL and you'll have plenty of choice.

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Willy

Tue, 2017-10-17 09:42

At bullet boats done my boys . Doesn’t cost that much. Made out of thick ally. Trust me makes huge difference while drifting in seas. Stops waves comeing over the back. But Luke’s got 130 Honda ( heavy motor). Made his sit lower than most.

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 def worth looking at

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:56

 def worth looking at extending the transome. the mechanic said his cost him about 1k to be done. 

Zoom, whats this jacking plate your talking about. would they hold a larger motor . 

just more stuff to spend $ on.

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 if i go with extending the

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:58

 if i go with extending the back my mechanic has a motor for us thats one of his own he would sell us . 

 

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 Mandurah outboards had a

Tue, 2017-10-17 19:58

 Mandurah outboards had a couple in there a few weeks ago. Can't remember the exact hp. They did catch my eye though

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90hp Yamaha 2 Stroke 20"

Wed, 2017-10-18 16:00

Did you see this one that popped up on gumtree?

20" 2009 90hp Yamaha.

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/osborne-park/boat-accessories-parts/90hp-yamaha-2009-model-/1162929674

 A jacking plate is used to mount outboards to when you want to be able to go up or down a couple of holes without having to remove the motor every time. Some people use them to make the difference between 20" and 25" transoms. Every time someone mentions something that might help you, you seem to complain about the cost. There is no free solution to your issue of too short a transom for the readily available motors. 

A transom height extension using ply and fibreglass is not a squillion dollar project if you can do a lot of the work yourself.

Bolting a thick ally plate while ugly can do the same thing as well.

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 cheers Zoom.  not

Wed, 2017-10-18 16:07

 cheers Zoom. 

 not complaining about costs. just trying to stay with a reasonable budget. 

all help is appreciated. 

both options on transome sound feesable. i will look into them. 

thanks for the link for the motor. 

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 thanks for all help. were

Thu, 2017-10-19 17:42

 thanks for all help. 

were going to extend the transome which goes in mid next week. then to the mechanic in a couple of weeks for the donk which is the mechanics own that he has taken off his own boat a while ago. i know its a 150 two stroke but cant remember brand . will be on the wateer in about a month. fingers crossed

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 Your buying a motor you dont

Thu, 2017-10-19 21:01

 Your buying a motor you dont even know the brand of. How do you know if your getting a good deal. Does it come with a warrenty. Have you heard it running. Do you trust this mechanic? For your sake l hope your not being burnt a second time.

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 thanks for your concern, i

Thu, 2017-10-19 21:24

 thanks for your concern, 

i do trust the mechanic, he could have sold me 3 other motors but didnt know the history of them and has never worked on them .

he had told me the motor  i think its an evenrude from memory but not posotive. 

he has told me that he would look after us as he knows my wifs family quite well as i found out after we met him. 

getting all wiring done as well as hydraulic steering , doing away with the siezed cable . 

 

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 Make sure it's not an

Thu, 2017-10-19 22:31

 Make sure it's not an Evinrude ficht.

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 yep will do. checking it out

Fri, 2017-10-20 12:54

 yep will do. checking it out this arvo

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