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Plotman posted 09-05-2003 08:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for Plotman   Send Email to Plotman  
I've about made up my mind to repower my 22 with a pair of 115s. I've read the arguments about going with a single 225, but I make 40+ mile trips from the north shore of Lake Superior across to the Apostle Islands and also take a couple trips a year up to Isle Royale, so I place a fairly high value on the redundancy of twins.

Before I place the order, I'm trying to figure out if it makes any sense to get 25" motors and put them on jack-plates. Yeah, it's another 30 lbs, but getting the motor heads up another 5" might make some real sense. Has anyone done this, or have any thoughts on this?

lhg posted 09-05-2003 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You want to get in touch with "Whalerdude", who has that exact setup on his 22 for Lake Michigan boating. With what I have been reading here about stern heavy 22's with twins, I would think the 25" engines make sense. With Yamaha you can even get them in CR.
mhoyt01 posted 09-05-2003 02:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for mhoyt01  Send Email to mhoyt01     
What jack plates specifically were you planning on using? I was thinking of putting them on my 22 w/d with 25" honda 130's to raise the motors up more. I just don't know hte first thing about jack plates.

Matt

whalerdude posted 09-11-2003 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
I have bracket 25s which work fine. I think you would have poor resale value on 20s. I have basic aluminum brackets that work fine. Make sure to get counter rotating engines.

whalerdude posted 09-11-2003 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
It would be easier to just buy my boat :)

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