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#12829497 - 07/15/18 07:26 PM Outboard hp recommendation?
Jon15tx Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/10/17
Posts: 9
I have a 18 ft Ranger center console that has an empty weight of 1435 lbs that I’m looking to repower. It has a max hp rating of 175hp. I’m not one that needs to have the ability to go 60 mph. Just looking for thoughts on what a good hp range to look into would be without under powering. Thanks.

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#12829785 - 07/16/18 05:04 AM Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3677
Loc: Yantis, TX
No less than 150.

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#12829843 - 07/16/18 07:01 AM Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 6029
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Nobody has ever regretted putting the rated motor on their hull. Ever.
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#12829908 - 07/16/18 08:28 AM Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3722
Loc: The Woodlands Texas
Having had and ridden in underpowered boats, go with rated. It's not about going the fastest, it's about getting the best performance out of your hull with the least amount of effort.
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#12829986 - 07/16/18 09:30 AM Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx]
Jon15tx Offline
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Registered: 05/10/17
Posts: 9
Sounds good. thanks for the input.

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#12830544 - 07/16/18 06:00 PM Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx]
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Registered: 03/07/06
Posts: 713
Loc: hico
Kinda like ACs in Texas , go big.

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