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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: elcoyote, esq.] #14403233 06/24/22 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by elcoyote, esq.
My Haynie is rated unlimited, currently has a 250 proxs (I bought the boat used, and this is the original engine). Once the 250 grenades itself, I’m gonna put a Merc 400R racing motor on it. Mainly because 250 isn’t enough for me. And because I can.


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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403258 06/24/22 02:31 PM
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My boats only rated for a 225. crying At least it's not a 115. banana



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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403291 06/24/22 02:52 PM
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I don’t concern myself with what size engine someone else has-

Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403296 06/24/22 02:54 PM
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My old 18.5' Nitro came with a Merc 150 on it new but was rated for 185. It does pretty good with the 150 but would be really great with a 175 or 185 on it... but I can not seem to hurt the old Black Max. My Triton does great with the 225 Opti , boat rated at 225, but I am always a bit envious of the newer models of the same boat being rated at 250....


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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403317 06/24/22 03:07 PM
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I've had my fun during the days when I would run down the lake doing 80+ with my hair on fire. Now I'm good with mid 40's. I'm maxed out on my Mako 19 CPX with a 150 Merc 4 stroke. I'm loving life in the slow lane.

Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403354 06/24/22 03:38 PM
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I bet BearTrap has an opinion on this. Seems to me he has traveled across more water than most of us could dream of, in a little tin boat with a kicker. Not sure I would call it underpowered, but I bet his boat would have taken more HP than what he ran.

Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Dognot] #14403391 06/24/22 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dognot
I saw a 20 ft Champ with a 150 on it this last week. I'm sure there was a story.



The older 201 Champs would do 60+ with a 150.


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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: RayBob] #14403428 06/24/22 04:34 PM
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I saw a 20 ft Champ with a 150 on it this last week. I'm sure there was a story.



The older 201 Champs would do 60+ with a 150.

No such thing as a newer Champ


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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Stump jumper] #14403465 06/24/22 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
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I saw a 20 ft Champ with a 150 on it this last week. I'm sure there was a story.



The older 201 Champs would do 60+ with a 150.

No such thing as a newer Champ



but most look like new, we got that goin for us. woot


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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403609 06/24/22 07:02 PM
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I have yet to pass a champ w/ a 150 on it ------ then again I HAVE YET TO PASS A CHAMP

Re: Under powering a boat [Re: elcoyote, esq.] #14403620 06/24/22 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by elcoyote, esq.
My Haynie is rated unlimited, currently has a 250 proxs (I bought the boat used, and this is the original engine). Once the 250 grenades itself, I’m gonna put a Merc 400R racing motor on it. Mainly because 250 isn’t enough for me. And because I can.




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Hop, here’s your Champion. Could be Pat Goff in that picture, not sure.

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Re: Under powering a boat [Re: HasBen] #14403633 06/24/22 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HasBen
Hop, here’s your Champion. Could be Pat Goff in that picture, not sure.

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That's awesome. You know what sounds better than one 2-stroke Mercury? Two 2-stroke mercuries screaming at max RPM's.

Re: Under powering a boat [Re: Douglas J] #14403639 06/24/22 07:25 PM
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well most of the time there isn’t enough weigh difference between a 250 and 150 to justify the difference. The main reason for small motors is prices. You take a 20' boat rated for a 250 and put a 150 on it I doubt it raises up in the water more than a 1". You go to a big bay boat like a 24' I doubt it changes the draft at all. I think most are only 12" already.

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Originally Posted by HasBen
Hop, here’s your Champion. Could be Pat Goff in that picture, not sure.

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not pat, he commented one time on who it is but I forget who.

I toyed with converting the 184 to an in/out with a 3.7 ecoboost, still a 6cyl. but capable of 600 hp. woot

then I figured out what it would have cost, so much for that plan. roflmao


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