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pineapplepig posted 07-13-2004 05:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for pineapplepig   Send Email to pineapplepig  
I am thinking about buying a Boston Whaler 240 OUTRAGE, but I want some extra power. Has anyone out there mounted a pair of 200's or 225's and what results have they had? Looking at the transom limit of 1000 lbs., I may have to wait for the new E-TEC™ 200's as they are lighter, otherwise it would be 100 lbs over the transom limit. Does that matter?

Any info, performance info would be appreciated.

Thanks

kamie posted 07-13-2004 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
The boats are two new for folks to be repowering them. 240 is only rated for 300 hp, so mounting more than that in either a single or twins voids the hull warranty.
jimh posted 07-14-2004 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If you are an overseas buyer, more powering options may be available at time of purchase. The Boston Whaler website provides performance information for most models. For the Outrage 240 the data is:

http://whaler.com/Rec/pdfs/240OutrageEng.pdf

Having spent an hour or more aboard a 240 Outrage with twin 150-HP Optimax engines, I can tell you that it is a 50-MPH (or faster) boat, even into a headwind with five adults aboard.

jimh posted 07-14-2004 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Also note on the test data sheet: the twin 150-HP configuration was tested with a 114-gallon fuel load, and a crew weight of 3,703 pounds. They must have had a dozen people aboard. Even going off the dock at 9,831 pounds, the boat reached 48.8 MPH.

How fast do you wish to go? What cargo are you carrying?

pineapplepig posted 07-15-2004 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for pineapplepig  Send Email to pineapplepig     
The newer 2 stroke engines are only available as 200/225/250 or 4 stroke Verados are also only avaliable in the larger sizes, so I would have to use an older model of engine which I do not really want as they will soon be almost obsolete. I would like a top end of 55-60 ideally and coupled with the wish to have quieter/more fuel efficient/modern power, it leads me to the E tec 200.

Any other ideas would be appreciated

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