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John Bocskay posted 10-18-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for John Bocskay   Send Email to John Bocskay  
Need some advice on putting a 250 Merc on a 22 Outrage, this motor is is 67lbs lighter than the twin 70s I have on there now so weight is not a problem, BUT the boat is rated for 240 hp max and I would be 10hp over. I have no intention of running flat out or top speed, I want to be able to run at 30-40 mph at moderate RPM's, and couldn't accomplish that with my twin 70s, with them at 35mph I was running at 4700-4800 rpm with I thought was too high, (yamaha 70s)...My question is, is there anyone who thinks that this boat can't handle the 250hp the way I intend on using it> thanks
OutrageMan posted 10-19-2002 12:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I wouldn't worry about it. While my 22 had WD, and a rating of 300hp, it ran my 250 yamaha just fine @ 44mph around 5200 rpm.


John from Madison CT posted 10-19-2002 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

Like OutrageMan noted, it is not overpowered. (other than maybe insurance reasons).

Like OutrageMan, I have a 250hp OB on a Whaler Drive on a 22' Outrage, and while I can get 45mph w/Tee Top etc.. it is by no means over powered. I believe the same would hold true for an open transom Outrage.

Go for it. I believe you will be very happy.

John from Madison, CT

David Ratusnik posted 10-20-2002 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
John- I've contemplated the identical 250 set up. Currently I'm running 225 off a single bracket- booggies. I think the 250 vs the 225 is more trouble than it's worth. Actually, if you are going to put a new 225 on your 22' it's putting out close to 250. With the standard transom rated at 240, it's smart to stick with the 225 just in case you get into a sad liability issue. On the other hand, if you just stepped into a 250 for a song, that's another matter. .03 David
John Bocskay posted 10-20-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for John Bocskay  Send Email to John Bocskay     
David, The only reason why Im replacing my twin 70 yammie's is because I stepped into this 250 for a song. (It's embarrassing for me to mention the price) I just hope that Im not making a mistake, the Yamaha's are truly fine running engine's. The 250's going on this coming week, and if you give me you email address, I'll keep you posted. thanks for the imput, Johnny
David Ratusnik posted 10-20-2002 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
John- My profile is transparent, but my e mail is Fill me in on your new engine. Price, and supplier. Interested. Thanks David

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