I have a 2004 Mercury 90 HP prop on a 2004 19’ Super Vee. I would like to convert it to a pump and back again. Any ideas?
I have an 18' Alumaweld tiller, 115/80. It will get 5 adults on plane after a LONG run on the lake, not something I would try on the river. It will handle 3 adults on the river, just fine. In my opinion you will be totally disappointed with a 90/65 on a 19' sled. If I ever repower mine, I'm going to shoot for a 150/115.I have a 2002 17' super-v with a 2002 90 hp mercury jet on it, and it is underpowered. I can't imagine trying to push 2 more feet of boat with it.
With 3 or 4 people in the boat, I consistently get asked if I have it at full throttle (and it takes a bit to get on step). With a 19 foot boat I doubt this would be something you'd want to take in skinny water- which is what a jet is for.
You'll get 60 hp at the pump, and 60 horses isn't much on a 19 foot sled.