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20-foot Hull with bracket; Max Rating?
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posted 08-28-2002 08:34 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 08-28-2002 08:39 PM ET (US)
[P]lease help[.] I am planning to buy this week.
posted 08-28-2002 08:47 PM ET (US)
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
posted 08-28-2002 08:51 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-29-2002 11:06 AM ET (US)
[If] you wait, you lose. Look at the plate on the boat; ask the owner, etc.
posted 08-29-2002 12:18 PM ET (US)
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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