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logjamslam posted 02-11-2003 02:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for logjamslam   Send Email to logjamslam  
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)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
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.

Personally, I'm a fan of a quality single large OB. The weight issues, maintenance costs and space savings far outweigh the "get home" security. And I'm the type of guy that goes 40 miles offshore too.

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.

John from Madison, CT

OutrageMan posted 02-11-2003 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
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.


lhg posted 02-11-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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.

logjamslam posted 02-11-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for logjamslam  Send Email to logjamslam     
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.
Bigshot posted 02-11-2003 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
At roughly $15k for a pair of 140 4s Suzukis, why bother with the 90 Hondas unless used.

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