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    Prolly a 100rpm +/-

    Prolly a 100rpm +/-
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    When I had my merc 55 I ported mine like this

    When I had my merc 55 I ported mine like this
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Don’t worry about the serial number mate. It’s...

    Don’t worry about the serial number mate.
    It’s the wme number your after.
    I think wme 57 or 58 are 60 carbs will check later
    52ci carbs will work on 59ci motas
  5. Thread: Transom wedge

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    Just put a couple of washers between the transom...

    Just put a couple of washers between the transom bracket and transom on the top 2 bolts
    I found running 3* of positive trim worked best for top speed on my Aquarius and 55 merc
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    I prefer the forums, Facebook is just one big...

    I prefer the forums, Facebook is just one big page..
    But it’s what everyone is doing now days
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    If it’s bouncing, I’d check the bottom of your...

    If it’s bouncing, I’d check the bottom of your hull and make sure it’s straight. It might a have a rocker built into the hull .if it has it’ll be near impossible to stop..
    If it’s straight a good Hi...
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    The 50hp have different port timing to the 60 hp....

    The 50hp have different port timing to the 60 hp. You can fit some after market reeds and remove the reed stops and run the washer style retaininer like the 60 hp. Also run the bigger carbs from 60...
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    What hp is your motor? Can you post a pic of...

    What hp is your motor?
    Can you post a pic of your boat
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    Hi mate you can get the gears lapped so they mesh...

    Hi mate you can get the gears lapped so they mesh together better . Haven’t heard about shimming tighter.
    Haven’t tried tranny fluid in mine yet haven’t been brave enough. They reckon if you do you...
  11. Thread: 60hp Mercury

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    gees can't believe i typed that.. timing takes...

    gees can't believe i typed that..
    timing takes out 6* @ 5000 rpm taking it back to 18*
    max timing is 24* for normal mercs and 22* for seepro's
    found this searching forum for an old thread
  12. Jeff Dunn makes them he is on fb. According to...

    Jeff Dunn makes them he is on fb.
    According to him they make an extra 10 hp on stock motor .
    Some of the duck boat boys are getting well into the 80 hp range with ported motors
    Some guys are...
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    Jeff , I like your epoxy idea . Sounds like a...

    Jeff , I like your epoxy idea . Sounds like a great way to test a bit of cupping .
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    I like the look of c , but don't take to much out...

    I like the look of c , but don't take to much out of the leading edge till you try it.
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    Helps them breathe a bit better , one of the guys...

    Helps them breathe a bit better , one of the guys on here put me onto it.
    Some guys make a little spacer plate up for them.
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    I fitted boysen on my sea pro years ago . Got a...

    I fitted boysen on my sea pro years ago . Got a bit better excelleration topend pretty much stayed the same.
    Currently running carbon reeds from hydro tech in mine , had Carson reeds in it prior to...
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    Get onto merten marine mate and get yourself a...

    Get onto merten marine mate and get yourself a 18p chopper . There $325 I think.
    That will get you over 50 mph and works well on v bottom hulls
    I think Ron makes them to .
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    I'd try sourcing another flywheel from the...

    I'd try sourcing another flywheel from the wreckers and see if you can get some better epoxy or something to glue the magnets on better.
    Or maybe ask about it on a thundercat facebook page
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    Every ones on Facebook nowdays mate

    Every ones on Facebook nowdays mate
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    So is this face cup the opposite of doing a Texas...

    So is this face cup the opposite of doing a Texas cut?
    I have a slt boat a good Texas cut prop runs real good . Rons face cup props drag there arse a bit out of the hole and top end. Trimmed the...
  21. Thread: 60hp Mercury

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    No worries mate, the timing takes out 2* @ 5000...

    No worries mate, the timing takes out 2* @ 5000 rpm so goes from 24* back to 22*
    Rev limiter is @ 5800
  22. Thread: 60hp Mercury

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    5800 rpm can disconnect it real easily

    5800 rpm can disconnect it real easily
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    They just disconnect a wire on the tohatsu 50....

    They just disconnect a wire on the tohatsu 50.
    You'd be best off asking a tohatsu dealer about the 70 or try googling it
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    Dunno mate , pretty easy to disconnect on a 50 . ...

    Dunno mate , pretty easy to disconnect on a 50 .
    Be the first thing I'd look at if I was chasing a couple kph
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    Mate if it was me, I'd try disconnecting the rev...

    Mate if it was me, I'd try disconnecting the rev limiter and leave the 15p on.
    See how many more revs it's got in it. Might pick up a mile or 2
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    Stupid spell check on phone... I ment sweet as...

    Stupid spell check on phone...
    I ment sweet as in good
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    That's a decompression port in the sleeve. Some...

    That's a decompression port in the sleeve. Some guys weld them up to increase compression. You can flute the side of a piston to open the ports earlier. Google it there's some pretty beet pics of...
  28. Thread: finished pics!

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    Mate, I just stumbled across this thread . That...

    Mate, I just stumbled across this thread .
    That boat looks horn.
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    Yeah mate got it of your thread on the tcat...

    Yeah mate got it of your thread on the tcat forum.
    Got a 4 blade Ron hill that I tuned. Runs the same as the trophy sport , but about 4mph faster. Will post a pic later.
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    this is the texas cut that works on our hulls...

    this is the texas cut that works on our hulls mate.
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    hi mate my best prop i have is a bog stock 12x20p...

    hi mate my best prop i have is a bog stock 12x20p merc cleaver that has just been thinned. my next , is one of your 12x20p over hub cleavers. i have had a bit taken off the leading edge . it is about...
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    hi ron i sent you a pm about a 12x22 texas cut.

    hi ron i sent you a pm about a 12x22 texas cut.
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    Wow dose that pump enough water to keep the motor...

    Wow dose that pump enough water to keep the motor cool.
    Great idea mate!
  34. Thread: force 3cyl 25

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    Maybe they were a secret weapon... I nearly...

    Maybe they were a secret weapon...
    I nearly bought one in the early 90's but ended upwith a 25 mariner.
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    Hey Ron, send me one of those Texas cut 22's and...

    Hey Ron, send me one of those Texas cut 22's and I tell you everything about its performance on my sky and 55merc .
    Got one of your 12x20 p oh cleavers , it pushes 215 kg of crew to a 100 kph easy.
  36. Thread: force 3cyl 25

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    force 3cyl 25

    Has anyone ever ran the old force 25?
    It was a 3 cyl cossflow from memory, ran the same 2.3/1 box like the mercs of that era .was a pretty compact lightweight motor.
    You here a lot about the yams...
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    Mate, is your staino a solid hub or one of those...

    Mate, is your staino a solid hub or one of those new plastic hub styles like Michigan and merc ?
    They all rattle at idle but when the revs pic up a bit they settle down .
    What rpms dose it do it...
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    rehubbing choppers ?

    can you rehub 15 spline merc choppers and cleavers back to 13 spline using a omc hub?
    thanks
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    Sharpening the back edge of the cup helps them...

    Sharpening the back edge of the cup helps them grip a bit better to mate.
    Great numbers for a tinny.
    It would crack on one of those little junior mono's.
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    Nice job mate

    Nice job mate
  41. Thread: smack boats

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    smack boats

    what happened to the smack boats forum?
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    A lot of guys don't run the stops either.

    A lot of guys don't run the stops either.
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    Mate, give Scotty's mobile marine a call up here...

    Mate, give Scotty's mobile marine a call up here at brissy. He can line you up with a nice set of carbon ones.
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    how to remove oil ijection gear on 60 merc?

    Hi , I want to remove the oil injection gear from a 59ci 60 merc. Dose anyone know how to remove them .
    Thanks
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    thanks mate , i didn't realize they had a shorter...

    thanks mate , i didn't realize they had a shorter stroke.
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    52ci and 59ci merc cranks ?

    dose anyone know if a 52ci merc crank will fit in a 59ci motor?
    also dose anyone know the bore a stroke of a 52ci motor?
    thanks
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    59ci merc 1.64/1 box issues

    i've been having a hell of a lot of dramas with my 1.64/ 1 merc box .... its only when i run my 12 x 20p merc cleaver .
    the prop has been balanced and only seems to give me grief when it its catches...
  48. Thread: Cleaver cutting

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    i forgot to ask are you running 1up or 2up ? 1up...

    i forgot to ask are you running 1up or 2up ?
    1up you should easy get well over 50mph .
    if your 2up maybe the 18 is to much pitch .
    guys like to run a 16g yam or powertech 16p on stockish motors...
  49. Thread: Cleaver cutting

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    also i wouldn't cut on the prop just yet . most...

    also i wouldn't cut on the prop just yet . most guy's run from 11 to 12 inch diameter.
    i'd get get the prop scanned to see what pitch it is first before cutting on it.
  50. Thread: Cleaver cutting

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    you got to raise the motor right up as high as it...

    you got to raise the motor right up as high as it will go and still pump water mate. cleavers don't like to run to deep .
    if you want the boat to be fast , you got to jack that motor up!
    check this...
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