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Engines for a 22'?
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posted 09-06-2002 01:17 PM ET (US)
Sometimes it is fun to discuss various setups for boston whalers. So I pose this question if one were to buy a 22'from cpd or an older one without power what would the preffered engine selection given this year's market offering?
Well I will start. I'm thinking of two options. Both options would be for new cpd 22' guardian with leftover montauk console and reversable rear pilot seat(maybe). The aluminum gunwale boards would be substituded with teak. The bow rail if it had one would be either CMI style or welded stainless. Mills bow dodger with bimini in captain's navy blue.
Power option #1: Single yamaha/ merc 225 4 stroke EFI. weight approx. 600#
Power option #2: Twin yamaha/ merc counter rotating 115 4 stroke EFI. weight approx. 750#
Come to think of it I prefer the yamaha for one reason because if it would not be too expensive to get a different hull color (outer) I would get a pale light blue with dark blue graphics.
I have also thought of this similar circumstance for both the 18' and 25 guardian models. I'm interested in what some of you guys have to say on this subject.
posted 09-06-2002 04:24 PM ET (US)
George, to pick from your 4-stroke offerings, I'd go with No. 1. But Yamaha has come out with a 250 HPDI (I understand that a 225 HPDI is soon to follow). That might be an interesting alternative power plant although I'd never buy a sophisticated product like that in the first year of introduction, even if it is a Yamaha.
Your best power source choice depends on what you intend to do with it. If you troll alot, then 4-stroke seems to be the way to go at the moment.
posted 09-06-2002 06:50 PM ET (US)
Ocean or lake running?
If ocean running... as per law in some parts of the world (and where rescure is by private firms only... no Coast Guard) no more than 3 miles offshore without twins (not without your visa card)!
Makes sense don't it...
posted 09-06-2002 09:30 PM ET (US)
Just recently re-powered my '90 22' OR with Yam 225 EFI and am very satisfied!! Its lighter, faster, and has more "kick butt" horses than a 4 stroke...and costs less!! I regurlarly drive a friends boat with twin 150 HPDI's and if the big blocks run like his, buy one!! They are THE ticket!!!!
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