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Yamaha 250 and a Dauntless 22'
|Author||Topic: Yamaha 250 and a Dauntless 22'|
posted 07-15-2001 01:30 AM ET (US)
This year I purchased in the Miami Boat Show a Dauntless 22' engine less. One of the reasons is that the Boston Whaler dealer here (Venezuela) also deals Yamaha and not Mercury.
The question is, Boston Whaler recommends a 225hp for this boat, but I am thinking very seriously in a 250hp. The two engines weight the same, and have the same dimensions. The prize difference is not significant to me.
Please give me some advice, is these a wise choice?
posted 07-15-2001 08:54 AM ET (US)
Not to slam any yamaha, but I have heard of more 250's with powerhead problems compared to the 225's. IMO, the 225 gets the vote...
posted 07-15-2001 10:08 AM ET (US)
I have another question about the engine.
What propeller should I use?
posted 07-15-2001 06:32 PM ET (US)
What does the USCG placard on the boat say for max HP? Insurance will be a problem if you go over this... not to mention that it will add some unnecessary danger.
I have a 1991 Yamaha 250 V-x. It runs like a sewing machine. When I got it, I'll bet there were 750+ hrs on it, and in 2 seasons, I have added an additional 250.
posted 07-17-2001 07:33 PM ET (US)
The boat is rated for a 225HP.
But it behaves different with different propellers. Is there anyone that has had any experience with the different pitch of propellers?
the options are 17, 19 or a 21. I can choose the one i would like. Also three or four propelles. Also stainless or Alluminium.
posted 07-17-2001 07:41 PM ET (US)
SS for sure...the dealer should let you try the different props 'till you're satisfied.
posted 07-17-2001 10:34 PM ET (US)
I just put a 17" Mercury Mirage Plus wheel on my boat this year. I can not say enough good things about this prop. I espically like the ability to change the size of the vent holes in the hub. This allos me to have a faster increase in prop speed out of the hole.
I get 43 mph @ 5200 RPM.
posted 07-18-2001 08:50 AM ET (US)
I thought dealers could be held liable in the event of an accident if they overpower a boat. As for propping, the dealer should have some recommendations and perhaps some demo props for you to try out. You could start off with an aluminum prop, to ultimately be used as a spare, and use the handling/size/wot info when switching to a stainless prop.
posted 07-18-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)
No reputable dealer will overpower a boat due to liability. Do NOT want to get into this again. Stick with the 225, 25hp won't mean squat except it will burn more gas, make insurance premiums double and make selling it harder. Not mentioning the cost difference. 2mph aint worth it.
posted 07-18-2001 11:15 AM ET (US)
New point to consider. BW will probably NOT honor the 10 year warranty if overpowered.
posted 07-23-2001 09:15 PM ET (US)
Thanks to everyone. I think the decision is going to be a 225 with a 21 prop.
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