Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
FLJim

Repowering Alumacraft Dominator Tiller

Recommended Posts

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Yup.... 6 & 4 for Lead.... 4 & 2 for steel
    • I ended up framing my house, putting on the T&G , and then spray foaming back against the interior, which may be why I am not seeing any movement... I also used pine vs cedar
    • I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
    • Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d.   I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......
    • I agree with rundrave. #4 early and #2 shot later in year
    • Yes, 5/16 T&G I installed last fall. I did the same, but I see this summer it's starting to buckle  
    • Adding a 4th wouldn't do much IMO. The map screen is already too small to be useful when screen is split in 3. I added a Helix 7 G2N to use as a map screen. Networked with other 2 units
    • I could always go and spend more money on an additional unit but some of it is like Floyd said. I have a hard enough time watching one screen. I have the app on my phone. I think that lowrance has the ability to split the screen into 4. I just can't believe I'm the only person who would like to see this but maybe I am. It may not be as big a deal once I get more familiar with the unit. Right now I like to look at all the screens to help discern what it is im seeing on the screen.  I appreciate the input!     
    • Males were on the beds last night on a lake here in the metro. Not my deal, so I let 'em be. Which means I didn't catch much at all compared to last week.   Oh well, be a couple weeks before the summer patterns start happening. Already a hint of cottonwood floating on the water though. *booooo*
    • I would agree with Purple.   Just add an inexpensive unit of your choice for the maps.   You could even use a cheap tablet with the navionics app on it for the mapping, if money was an issue.     You can buy a 7 inch generic (RCA) tablet for around 50 bucks.    A few bucks more gets a holder.