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90hptwins on 22'whalerdrive
|Author||Topic: 90hptwins on 22'whalerdrive|
posted 02-11-2003 02:28 AM ET (US)
Does anyone have any experience with twin Honda 4 stroke 90's on a 1987 22'outrage hull with whaler drive? would it be underpowered and working them too hard for decent fuel economy? I'm Open to repower suggestions thanks,GH
|John from Madison CT||
posted 02-11-2003 07:32 AM ET (US)
Hmmm, good question.
Twin Honda 90's on a 22' Outrage with W/D would probably not be underpowered, but certainly not overpowered.
If I was a betting man, I would say you top end would be ~35mph.
I have unlimited towing insurance and if really needed "get home" safety, I would throw a small kicker on the bracket.
Unless you are SURE you can plane the boat on one engine, assuming full load and fuel too, the 2nd motor does NO more than a kicker would.
I'm really not sure if a single 90hp on this boat would plane it either.
posted 02-11-2003 11:14 AM ET (US)
I think that this boar would be very underpowered. I had a 22' with Whaler Drive. I had a single Yamaha 250 and it would run about 43 mph on the gps. I am also the pilot for a fire and water rescue boat on Lake Michigan. It is a 22 cuddy with WD and has twin 4 stroke Merc 115's. That boat only does about 33 on the gps. I think it could use an easy 50 more hp.
I do not think that twin 90's would be at all appropriate for this boat.
posted 02-11-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)
The boat was designed for twin 25" V-6 135 or 150's. At $7000 each, this is hard to beat.
If you want 4-stroke power, the 140 Johnson/Suzuki would be your best bet.
The WD has too much drag for twin 90's, especially in 4-stroke version.
posted 02-11-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)
Thanks guys, I was kind of leaning the same direction but saw a couple of 90's at a reasonable price so wanted to explore the option.
posted 02-11-2003 03:41 PM ET (US)
At roughly $15k for a pair of 140 4s Suzukis, why bother with the 90 Hondas unless used.
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