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auwhaler posted 11-23-2003 02:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for auwhaler   Send Email to auwhaler  
Does anyone have any experience with the 30 horsepower Honda? How would it compare to a 25 horsepower yamaha on a 13 classic? The weight is close to the same.
Bigshot posted 11-24-2003 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
5hp more?

On a 13' they all run about the same speed with one person in it(30-35mph). Where the hp comes into play is when loaded with weight pr pulling a skier. With a 30+ year old boat, I do NOT recommend more than 30hp. Some people may come on here and tell you their 40hp does 60mph but......a 30 or 25 is a great choice.

BooBoo posted 02-25-2007 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for BooBoo  Send Email to BooBoo     
I know this thread is old but I think readers would like to know that my dock neighbor put a 2004 Honda 25hp 4-stroke on his excellent 1988 13SS. He replaced the worn out original 25hp Merc 2-stroke. I have watched them ski, wakeboard, airchair and tube for a few summers. I am impressed with that 25 Honda. Yes, Honda is pricey. I know it is super reliable and sips fuel. I am amazed at how quiet this boat is at idle. I can see the hot water stream shooting out the back of the engine, which is how I know his engine is running. I swear, I cannot hear his engine running from 10 feet away on my dock. I would reccommend the 2006 and newer 30hp Honda with trim and tilt for a 13SS. I also like the heavy-duty 30hp Suzuki
with trim and tilt. It is just as quiet as the Honda but heavier. I have seen his 200 lb. son wakeboard and tube behind the 25hp Honda.

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