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Re-Powering 198 Bateau
Re-Powering 198 Bateau
Re-Powering 198 Bateau
December 15, 2017 10:10 pm EST
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Re-Powering 198 Bateau
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nc35hunter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re-Powering 198 Bateau Reply with quote

I have a 1995 198 Bateau. The original 2-stroke 70 Yamaha recently called it quits.

I am considering re-powering with either the F70 or F90. Jones Bros. tells me the hull will support either engine, but the 90 will weigh down the back end a bit since it's a bigger displacement motor and roughly 100 lbs heavier.

Jones Bros still makes the older style 198, and sells it with the F70, so I am guessing that should be enough motor. But part of me has a nagging feeling that I'll wish I had the extra 20 hp once the boat is loaded down. I don't have any experience running a 4-stroke, I know some say they don't have the same power, some say that's not really an issue with the newer ones.

If anyone is running a 198 Bateau with either the F70 or F90, I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a 1998 19' Carolina skiff with 4 stroke Suzuki 70 hp. Top end is about 38 mph but rarely run above 32 anyway. Prop it with the right ss prop and you'll be fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My father repowered his 20' Jones Brothers season before last think it is 98 model. Had reinforcement glassed in to support Suzuki F115. Rides like a charm and will push 35mph WOT at 6000rpm  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My father repowered his 20' Jones Brothers season before last think it is 98 model. Had reinforcement glassed in to support Suzuki F115. Rides like a charm and will push 35mph WOT at 6000rpm  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our 19'jones brothers is a 2002 with an 80 four stroke and it's a little stern heavy. There's always water in the back of the boat except when running.  
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take the light horsepower over a heavy stern any day. My McKee Craft 17 has a 150 2 stroke on it. Apparently the previous owner got a deal on it. It is way to heavy and I don't like it. Where most guys can plant the bow up in a marsh or island , I have to be very careful or I get water in the scuppers. I'm going to a big 3 cyl eventually or whatever gets the weight off the stern.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running a 198 Bateau but it has the original 90hp 2-stroke on it. Engine weight is about 260 lbs, replacement Yamaha 4-stroke maybe 100 lbs heavier. Etec even heavier by another 30.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had them with a 60, 70, 90, and 115 - all do fine. I have a running 1995 Yamaha 90 Powerhead that would bolt onto your engine.
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