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Admiral
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Flowers Boat Works 46 hull #1, Flowers Boat Works 36 hull #1, Wayne Beal 28 Hull #1, Repco 30 1968,
There are a couple by my on the other side of the bay, if I get over there I will get some shots for you. The boats that I am thinking of are both over 30 ft.
 

El Mar

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samson23

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samson 23 with honda 225

not quite a 25' . it's a 23' samson with a honda 225. now that i think of it if you count the armstrong bracket the honda sits on it's about 25-26';)

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BillD

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A little better,

BTW, I was talking with Steve Law in October.
He had a canadian couple who were considering a 28 BHM build with a pr.
of OBs on a transom bracket.

I think in the end they went with a "real 28 BHM"

OOps, sorry !:eek:
 

bob perry

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27 eastern

hi everybody, i'm new to the forum although i've read your messages. my name is bob.,and if you don't mind another guy on board i would like to put in my 2 cents. i have a 27 ft eastern with a 225 merc on it. it's rigged for lobstering. the outboard is a piece of junk and was wondering what you folks think i should put on. outboard make and size. quite sure it won't be a merc. thanks
 

jojobee

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I think the Honda's look the best on the DE boats. I had a great experience with mine.
 

samson23

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outboard

I'd go with the Honda or Yamaha. i own both and am happy with both,each has had it's own issues but nothing i couldn't handle myself.

FOOD for thought

i'm guessing the mercury is a 2 stroke so you might want to see the weight difference to a similiar 4 stroke, i'd guess a 100lbs or so. You throw that on a bracket and extend the weight out and it might change the way your boat rides. I have the biggest trim tabs i could get on the back(30"x12" with drop fins) to counteract it . To see if it makes a difference strap a sand bag(74lbs at home depot) on the swim platform, now and see how it rides.
 

Raider Ronnie

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I would go etec if you want 2 stroke (quick,quiet,good on gas & oil, light weight compared to 4 strokes)
If you want 4 stroke I would go with the best deal ($) you can get, best warranty and who will service in your area.
I had both 200 & 250 hp Yamaha 4 strokes.
Both great engines. Downside of Yamaha if you ask me they need higher octane gas.
I have plenty of friends with Suzuki 4 strokes and they are every bit as good as the Yamaha and you can run them on 87 octane.
 

Tawn

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2010 Judge Yachts 27 Chesapeake with 225 Honda

Just found and joined this site today...not a real downeast, but its all Ive got.

Its a 2010 Judge Yachts 27 Chesapeake with 225 Honda.

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