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FLJim

Repowering Alumacraft Dominator Tiller

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This is kind of going to be a long winded question.I have a 1991 Dominator with a 1991 Evinrude 40hp .The motor I have is okay,but I want to move up in horsepower.The boat is rated for a 60hp.I would love to get a four stroke,but it is just not in the budget.I would like to go with a yamaha or a mercury 2 stroke.I do alot of backtrolling for walleye so the next motor would need to troll down pretty slow.My question is,"Will a 60 hp do what I want It to?" Sorry for being so long winded.

P.S. Does anybody else have the same boat with a 60hp,and how well does It do backtrolling?

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I don't think that it's a long winded question at all. You're going to get a lot of answers and a lot of opinions. I'm curious as to why, if you do a lot of backtrolling you don't get a transom mount trolling motor? Any way my opinion is that Yamaha and Merc are both good motors, my preference being Yamaha. If my major consideration were trolling I'd also take a hard look at Honda. Probably didn't help much, sorry.

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get the 60. get a transom mount trolling motor and a drift sock. You will be able to do anything you want and then some

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any motor will troll as slow as you want it to... just gotta use the sock and lower the idle on the motor..

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Get the yamaha they have historicaly trolled down better than a merc. Have a good trolling motor (electic).

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A few years ago i wold have said go with the Merc, Yam, or Honda. Today I would never even consider then. Get an E-Tec. By far IMO the best motor out there. Quieter, better fuel economy, lighter, more power, the list just goes on and on. Anyone who says different has never had one IMO.

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Get the 60 for sure. Either Yamaha, Merc, the Honda's are nice also. All depends on your budget.

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Don't even think about trying the evinrude etec unless they have fixed the shift linkage in the tiller handle. We were sent one to try out a couple years back and in the 5 weeks had it the shift linkage broke 3 times, it was only driven by my guides so I know it wasn't abused. The shift linkage looked like a single strand coat hanger, not a braided flexible line like our hondas. We were suppose to try it out for the summer, but I sent it back at the end of june.

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