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Pulled the Trigger on Re-powering my SC-17
« on: January 25, 2018, 09:09:10 AM »
The 70-HP Suzuki on my 2000 SC-17 pretty much died at the end of 2016 with a leaking head gasket and salt water intrusion into the pistons. I didn't re-power last summer for a host of reasons, including no ocean salmon season in the Klamath Management Zone. Anyway, I just put a deposit down on a 2017 Yamaha 90HP 4-stroke. Driving up to Coos Bay in a few weeks to pick it up. I'm wondering if any folks on this forum have a similar set-up (SC-17 with 90hp Yamaha) that can recommend what prop they run?

Thanks,
Ross
2000 SC17 with 2018 Yamaha 90 hp.
Home port = Trinidad, CA.

Offline dbhazjack

Re: Pulled the Trigger on Re-powering my SC-17
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 10:54:23 AM »
I have a 90hp Honda on my 17 SC so a little different prop, but congrats on your repower, you’ll love that motor as most believe 90 is the sweet spot for the 17’.

I would highly recommend looking at the Solas Amita 4 blade for that motor. I was running a standard 13.25/17 3 blade and switched to the Amita 13/15 4 blade. Marked improvement on my boat. I suspect your Yami will be right in that ballpark.
2013 17' Sea Chaser, 90 hp Honda, 8 hp Honda Kicker.

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Pulled the Trigger on Re-powering my SC-17
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 11:21:15 AM »

+1....4-blade
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Fisherdv

Re: Pulled the Trigger on Re-powering my SC-17
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 12:02:41 PM »
 :yeahthat:
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Rokefin

Re: Pulled the Trigger on Re-powering my SC-17
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 12:12:17 PM »
Yepper, that 4 blade will the ticket.
Boatless
Gone - 1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly