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jcporsche posted 08-28-2002 08:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for jcporsche   Send Email to jcporsche  
Hello today I went to see a Boston Whaler I'm planning to buy it is a 1988 20" [20-foot, probably; a 20-inch hull is definitely overpowered] boats it has 2 150-HP Yamaha engines on brackets
[M]y question: [is] this engine [too] big for that boat?
jcporsche posted 08-28-2002 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jcporsche  Send Email to jcporsche     
[P]lease help[.] I am planning to buy this week.
David Ratusnik posted 08-28-2002 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
jc- The 80's 22-Outrage with Whaler Drive is rated up to 300-HP. A 20-foot with 300-HP should boogie. A 20-Outrage out of the 1980's will do quite well with one 150-HP engine. Check the setup out with your insurance company. David
mtbadfish posted 08-28-2002 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtbadfish  Send Email to mtbadfish     

Take a look at the link. It lists the 20-foot hull with WhalerDrive as being rated for 280hp. This is mighty close to the 300 your looking at, but I can't tell you if this would be a good idea or not. Many others on this site have a fantastic range of experience and the confidence to make recomendations about such matters. I've read advice going both ways with regard to similar situations. Hang in there, the people here have never let me down when I've asked for input.


Bigshot posted 08-29-2002 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
[If] you wait, you lose. Look at the plate on the boat; ask the owner, etc.
jimh posted 08-29-2002 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Does the boat have a Whaler Drive?

When you mention "brackets" it sounds like there are two separate brackets. Perhaps Gill Brackets?

[Changed TOPIC; was "big engines". Edited post for clarity--jimh.]

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