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Old 24-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Would it work?

Right Guys,

I'm looking at buying a CRUSADER 16 hull it's in good nick but not clean... the engine I want to put on it is a *1995 Mercury 115hp 20inch* from my Sharp 19 (which is been worked on)
anyway would it work well... stability and handling etc?

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no reason why not
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Old 24-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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no reason why not
is it a tower of power or v6? (only ask as avatar says 1150 thunderbolt) 1995 V6, i second above, just make sure the transom is good.
you would have a nicer handling boat with a yam 90 and would prob be quicker.
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a 1995 115hp Merc should be a 4 cyl, perhaps even the 2+2 thingy they did.
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Old 24-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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a 1995 115hp Merc should be a 4 cyl, perhaps even the 2+2 thingy they did.
lol yes sorry 4cyl, I was more concerned with the 1150 tower of power. lol
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Old 26-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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engines...

Funny you should mention the Tower of Power straight 6! as I have one of them....needs a bit of work though!!!
the other is a straight 4cyl running either a 21" pitch laser2 or a 21" pitch High 5 bit of a monster for the size of the hull though!, the transom looks good enough just thinking about the water line.... eek!

I would love to have it on my Sharp 19 but currently out of action.

want to get my hands on a Marshan 162 or and 18ft!
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Old 26-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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I would love to have it on my Sharp 19 but currently out of action.

want to get my hands on a Marshan 162 or and 18ft!
Stick with the Sharp and rebuild it. Marshan's snap at the nose unless reinforced (waiting for angry replies lol).

I loved my Sharp, beautiful shape even if it was a bit snug when it had me and my brother next to (or should that be on top with only a 4.5' beam lol) each other.

sell all your other stuff and treat yourself to a 200hp for the Sharp lol.
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Stick with the Sharp and rebuild it. Marshan's snap at the nose unless reinforced (waiting for angry replies lol).

I loved my Sharp, beautiful shape even if it was a bit snug when it had me and my brother next to (or should that be on top with only a 4.5' beam lol) each other.

sell all your other stuff and treat yourself to a 200hp for the Sharp lol.
hahaa I could dream of a 200hp! the Sharp is getting bit tired
giving her a new floor and transom work and TLC
so the 16ft crusader is a kind of stop gap and bit of fun!!

marshans snap??????
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. Marshan's snap at the nose unless reinforced (waiting for angry replies lol).
Let's see some pics then.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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no pics just 2 experiences from friends and family,

my uncles 1988 18 with a 90hp merc new from factory (called Psycho, bought by someone in Ireland to rebuild), lasted 4 years and then split on the left side just under the visor area. a very lightly used family boat driven by an experienced driver.

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a friend not sure what year, 18 with a 225hp Suzuki, he claims that it was driven fairly and it split both sides just under the visor.
to be fair I have seen this guy drive a boat and I would be surprised if it was fairly! I would say he drives boats harder than this banana is driving the other
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Funny you should mention the Tower of Power straight 6! as I have one of them....needs a bit of work though!!!
Fix it!! Those things are classic!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:33 AM   #13
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classic!

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Fix it!! Those things are classic!
the thing is a monster! even half alive it was still able to push my sharp 19 to 35ish knots okay not fast but still fun on the ground sea!

needs good bit of TLC and a new starter motor!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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Cool I had an I6 140 hp, on a 16ft fletcher. That would do just about 50mph Ive built up a collection of loads of I6 bits now so hoping to put a nice one together soon
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I have an I6 115 (1984 prop rated wearing, at the moment, 1972 clothes) that I run on my Stapely Hawk (see avatar) that I have just rebuilt, runs a shade under 60 which isn't bad for a late 60's 16' boat & puts a big grin on yer fizz! Boat always had a I6 on since she was built for ski racing. I also have a short shaft 1970 I6 135 here waiting for a boat to be finished.

I love the old Kiekhaefer based Mercs as I am into classic boats, the later stuff, whilst undoubtedly more powerful & economic, doesn't float my boat. Nothing else has (to me) the presence of a tower of power. Those raceboats back in the day with 3,4,5 or 6 of them on the back were something to behold!
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