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6 cylinder nameplate #13632951 07/16/20 04:18 PM
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I've got a champion 210. Rating plate says 6 cylinder. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 4 stroke which will be an 8 cylinder. Tried to search but found nothing. I'm sure this has already been vetted. Can anyone help?


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Re: 6 cylinder nameplate [Re: jgf131/tx] #13633002 07/16/20 04:55 PM
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I've always thought that boats were rated by HP, not number of cylinders?

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Correct. There is a standard equation that is used to determine the max HP. Cylinders has nothing to do with the HP rating to my knowledge.

Re: 6 cylinder nameplate [Re: jgf131/tx] #13633442 07/16/20 11:38 PM
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The coast guard ONLY rates boats 20' and shorter, it's a mathematical formula: length X Width doubled, minus 90. In feet. Over 20' the manufacturer can put whatever rating plate they want, but it's not a Coast Guard rating.

The Champ V6 rating was virtually a unlimited rating, since there weren't an V8's on the market. There are some 300 Rating plates for the 210 running around, might check with C&O and see if they have one you can swap.


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Re: 6 cylinder nameplate [Re: jgf131/tx] #13633449 07/16/20 11:44 PM
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It was just Champions way of saying no HP limit. It's over 20' so not limited by USCG.

Re: 6 cylinder nameplate [Re: jgf131/tx] #13636080 07/19/20 04:39 PM
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Yep, back in the day some boat manufacturers just put "Any V6"... Do what Pat suggested... Dan

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