LM 18 First Time Build

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by TomW1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 pm

Mc_Fly the 25 should do you fine. It will probably come with an aluminum prop. If you want me to help you prop it with a SS let me know.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Mc_Fly » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Jeff wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Mc_Fly, that is a great price!! I have not found one anywhere less than $4,200!! Jeff

That’s crazy. Ellis marine in Brunswick has motors in stock for right at 3,600.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Mc_Fly » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:18 pm

TomW1 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Mc_Fly the 25 should do you fine. It will probably come with an aluminum prop. If you want me to help you prop it with a SS let me know.

Tom
Thanks Tom. I’ll take you on up on it for sure.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by K2FS18 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:09 am

I really like the Yamaha 25. Very smooth running. The trolling adjustment comes in handy, you can kick the rpm's down to 750 or up to 1050. Didn't think I would use that, but find myself using it to get out of no wake zones, trolling around the outside of a group of surface bait feeders, etc.

This motor shaft is longer. The 20" version is about 21.5" and the 15" is about 17". If you plan on mounting directly to the transom, you may want to get the motor sooner and adjust the transom height to the actual shaft length. Otherwise you could make a aluminum setback plate with the proper height if you don't use a Bob's JP.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by cape man » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:59 am

Lindsay Marine in Stuart where I bought my 70 said he could get the 25 for $3,100.
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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by TomW1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am

cape man is that for the base 25 or for the one with trim and tilt, what ever that is a dang good price? Also guys I would put a jack plate on so you can raise the motor to maximize overall performance.. Don't worry about shaft length, I would always go with a 20" shaft if I had a choice.. A mini jack plate will let you adjust for the differences.

Also don't worry about the distance of the shaft. The angle of the transom is 20" while the motor hangs straight down and is about 21"

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by texasdrifter » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:10 pm

Hey Coleman,

Any progress on the build or still playing around with motors?

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:35 pm

Well Honey Do list is done and time to get back at it so I can get this thing done and in the water!!!!!

Was able to get the boat flipped this after noon, and grinded out the extra Fillet. Next I will get ready to fill corners and tape this week and will be back on track with this build.....

Here are some pictures of the boat flipped and on the strong back.

Thanks, John
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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Jeff » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:46 pm

Colemanfire, good to hear from you!! I really like that color blue!! Jeff

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:43 am

Got to Fill and tape last night....
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