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Old 07-08-2011, 17:55   #1
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Inboard on Watkins

I have Watkins 27. The previous owner took the engine out (with shaft and bearing) and plug the hole. Painted over. I want to put some engine back. I do not want the original 1 cylinder engine. Any recommendations. What is the max hp I can put on this boat?
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Old 07-08-2011, 20:35   #2
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Re: Inboard on Watkins

Sure you don't just want to use an outboard motor?
Would be soooooo much less money and work.
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Old 07-08-2011, 21:44   #3
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Re: Inboard on Watkins

We have a Yanmar 2GM in our Watkins 27 and it performs very well.
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Re: Inboard on Watkins

Actually, in my Dana 24 which displaced 8,000 lbs I had a Yanmar 2GM20 which is 18 HP if I remember right. Likely about the same displacement as your Watkins. Very nice engine - highly recommend - and drove the boat along nicely.
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Re: Inboard on Watkins

I was a truck driver long some time and I learn to trust diesel engine. Have more torque power and last longer.
Now I have Evinrude 9.9 with long shaft, and that is good to cruise ICW or St.Johns river, but on oncean, my loose contact with water.
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