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Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:23 am
by Devocean
Hi all, has anyone recently fitted a new Yamaha 60hp to a 26X , The reason I ask ,I'm thinking of changing my Yamaha 50 for a new 60 , the cowling on the 60 is about about 3 inches higher than the old 50 , so when measuring for tilted up its seem like it will come very close to the captains seat . I suppose the question is will it hit the seat in the full up position. Thanks

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:31 am
by beene
Why would you switch from a 50 to a 60?

Most likely wont see any performance boost

G

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 am
by Be Free
You don't mention the specific models involved, but in the current versions the 50hp and 60hp are built on the same platform. This means that there is no weight difference between them. By my calculations, a 10HP increase on a 26X with no change in weight should result in just a hair over 2 knots increase in top speed. I would not change engines for 2 knots.

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:31 am
by NiceAft
I could not agree more with the previous posts. What is your reasoning for such a minimal increase in horsepower?

Rsy

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 pm
by mallardjusted
I upgraded to the Yamaha 70 in 2014. I used to have a Suzie 50 on my X. Absolutely no problem with space as you asked about. Actually, I also have a Yamaha 50 on my duckboat, and the 50 & 70 have the same profile ( I can interchange the cowlings if I wanted. If you can swing a few extra bucks for the 70, I highly recommend it. It is only about 7 lbs heavier than the 60 or 50, and you gain a lot (higher speeds, swings a bigger prop, etc).

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:00 pm
by NiceAft
Mallard,

Just an inquiry; how much did your MPG drop with the twenty horsepower gain. There are not that people who I can ask the question too. A lot of theory, but little actual experience, so you’re the person to ask.

Ray

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:33 pm
by Devocean
Thanks for the replays , to explain my position in a little more detail . Sometimes after lets say 16 years of wonderfull service from my 2002 Yamaha four stroke 50hp high thrust motor, one feels it's time to retire the 50, sooooo I thought the 2018 Yamaha 60hp high thrust was a reasonable replacement , not interested in more go as the 50 has suited the boat perfectly since I got her new in 2002 . Not sure about you guys outside of Oz but here we start the high thrusts at 60 hp , no 50 option . So I need to know who's got the current model Yamaha four stroke 60 high thrust on their 26 X and who had it installed keeping the original captains seat , that said will it hit or miss said seat as it will come closer than the early model 50 ,,,,I interested when motor is fully tilted up with out the installation of a tilt lift limiter .hope this all makes sence . Thanks again .

Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:36 am
by mallardjusted
It should not hit the seat (mine does not). If you keep the speeds in the same range as the 50 or 60, there should be no difference in fuel economy (weight difference is very, very small). You might want to still consider the 70 just because it swings a bigger prop. I've noticed a big difference in docking, as the prop "grabbing" water gives more control.

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Re: Yamaha 60 hp

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm
by Devocean
Thanks Mallarjusted , appreciate the advice and picture