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DickUrban

Yamaha 115 four stroke

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I am considering a Lund Fisherman 1700 with a Yamaha 115 four stroke. A friend tells me that maotor doesn't have enough out of the hole for skiers. Is that true?

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Sure it does. I have one and we do just fine, and it's on a bigger boat.

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My in-laws have the exact same setup and love it! No problems with pulling anyone and just the right size for 3-4 people to fish out of. Good luck with the purchase.

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I've got the same setup. It jumps right up and does 45mph - you'd have to be a real speed demon to want more.

Craig

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I've got a 115 suzuki on a 1700 Angler, very close to the set-up your talking about... I don't honestly see a difference in hole shot between the 4 and 2 strokes I've owned. It has very good hole shot, as do most of the newer 4 strokes I believe. Top speed on this set-up is 48 mph gps.

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Have a Yamaha 115 4 stroke on my 1700 explorer. 4 people in boat and dog, pops tubers up in no time. Has a 13 1/4 x 17 prop. Boat gets up on plane in no time. Haven't tried skiers yet cause kids like to tube.

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Me too. We've pulled skiiers and tubers without a problem. Having the right prop and using a hydrofoil makes a ton of difference (as it does with any motor).
Scoot

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Thanks for all the good help. Sounds like it's the way to go.

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if your close to sherburne co. come on by ,ill give u a spin in my lund 1700 fisherman /w yamaha115..

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i should add that i have played around with differant props on mine to get better performance when pullin skiiers,,obviosly u should look at a stainless steel prop, im guessing theyll put an aluminum 19" pitch on it to start

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What pitch have you found to be best for pulling skiers?

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i found a guy that sells new and used props here in the twin cities and i got a great price on this used stainless 18",, and the boat rocks with that on out of the hole, and my top end is still 47 mph at 6000 rpm.

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Dick Urban and cd3,
I have a Crestliner 1850 Pro Sport with a Yamaha 115 4 stroke. Love the motor but all the talk about props spurs a question that been asked before. The dealer put a 131/4" X 17" Hustler prop on it to start. At best I can run about 40 mph at 6000 rpm. How much difference does it make going to a stainless prop? Do you think going to a 19" would drop the rpm's to low and would I sacrifice the hole shot with a 19"? Dick, just wanted to say hi and let you know I am also from central Iowa.

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CD I sure appreciate the offer. Thanks very much but I live in central Iowa. I ordered the 1700 with Yamaha 115 today.

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yahooo,, well now u can drive it up this way and fish,,,have fun with it.. good rig

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I am passing on info that I have got from others here. A stainless steel prop will normally give you about 3mph more on the top end. This is due to the fact that it doesn't flex and loose some of it's pitch like aluminum. Depending on what your motors rpm range is you may be able to run a little more prop on your rig, you loose about 200 rpm with every 1" pitch of prop. But you still want to stay on the recommended rpm range of the motor.

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starman, I have the same rig as you. My Yamaha came with a standard aluminum prop that is 13x19. It runs 42mph @ 6000 rpm with one or two peoople in it.

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Thanks U.N. and Dusty,
Looks as though I could go to a 19" with little problem and stay in the rpm range. How's the hole shot under a load? Guess if I was that worried about speed I should have opted for a few more ponies. Thanks again for the input. Starman

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Fishinaddict I have some ? for you about your boat. Im in the process of ordering the same identical boat and motor and need some input. Trolling motor size, prop size, $ paid etc. pPlease e-mail me at walleyes4me32@aol.com Thanks a lot!

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Fishin addict please e-mail me I have some ? about your boat and motor. Im looking at the identical rig! What size trolling motor, prop and graph etc? Thanks. walleyes4me32@aol.com

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