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Outboard hp recommendation? #12829497
07/16/18 12:26 AM
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I have a 18 ft Ranger center console that has an empty weight of 1435 lbs that Iím looking to repower. It has a max hp rating of 175hp. Iím 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.

Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx] #12829785
07/16/18 10:04 AM
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No less than 150.

Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx] #12829843
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Nobody has ever regretted putting the rated motor on their hull. Ever.


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Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx] #12829908
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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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Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx] #12829986
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Sounds good. thanks for the input.

Re: Outboard hp recommendation? [Re: Jon15tx] #12830544
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Kinda like ACs in Texas , go big.

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