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mustang7nh posted 07-08-2003 07:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for mustang7nh   Send Email to mustang7nh  
I'm contemplating moving up to a 25 and was wondering if the WD made a big difference in performance. Specifically, I would like to have a relatively high cruising speed without going over 4000rpm. The 25 Revenge I rode with 150s seemed a bitg underpowered in my opinion. Nice boat, but certainly not an abundance of get up and go. Thanks
lhg posted 07-08-2003 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Generally, it has been my experience that a Whaler Drive 25 will outperform the notched transom model, for two reasons. It rides a lot better because of the extra hull length in the water, and carries an additional 150HP rating. This more than makes up for the decrease in speed from the additional wetted length of the 25 WD. On a 25 WD, I would not recommend less than twin 200's.

At 4000 RPM, and running 21" props on twin Mercury 200 EFI's, which I use when the boat is heavily loaded, I'm running about 41 mph and close to 2.0 mpg. With the 23" pitch props, used for lighter loading, speeds are even higher. With these, 3000 RPM gives about 32 mph cruising speed, engines quietly loafing along.

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