View Full Version : Clark tinny?

26-03-2002, 09:01 AM
I have what I believe is a Clark Abalone with a home built centre console, good solid boat. It is a 16footer currently mounted with a 70hp evinrude. My problem is it no longer has compliance plates and I would like to know what the maximum HP motor I can use. I want to modify the centre console to provide a bit more protection as it isa fairly wet boat and I am thinking the 70 may start to struggle with a couple of mates on board. ???

26-03-2002, 02:41 PM
hi ratsack
try dropping into a yard that sells clarks boats one at stones corner comes to mind . they may be able to help out with the complanice problem as for the 70 I think it will do the trick nicely .

26-03-2002, 05:09 PM
G'day Ratsack,
Stessl boat group now build the Clark range .They should be able to help you out,there phone number is 07 55975548.

26-03-2002, 05:20 PM
Thanks fellas, will follow up on the advice :)

15-07-2003, 06:59 AM
the 493 abalone is rated to 70 hp

15-07-2003, 10:54 AM
Ratsack I own a clark abalone 500 SF which would be the same as yours bought it new in febuary. Anyhow it is rated at 90 hp max. I put a 90 Tohatsu on it but I was down botany ramp today and saw the same looking boat older model though with a 70 hp Tohatsu. I think the 70 hp is more than sufficient for this boat but anyhow if you want more power go for it I did.