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tvon posted 03-13-2003 05:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for tvon   Send Email to tvon  
Does anybody know the max hp for a 96 24' Outrage. I've got a 94 21 Outrage and am looking to move up to something a little larger. I came across a hull on eBay and am trying to get an idea what it would cost to repower.



Tom W Clark posted 03-13-2003 06:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
400 hp.
tvon posted 03-13-2003 06:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for tvon  Send Email to tvon     
Thanks Tom! I was guessing that but wanted to now for sure.


lhg posted 03-13-2003 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
A friend had one of those boats, and it would run about 50-52 mph with a pair of Johnson 200's on it. Lowest recommend HP would be a single 225.
tvon posted 03-13-2003 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for tvon  Send Email to tvon     
I was looking to put twins on it, preferably 200's as we make some long runs to the Gulf Stream in North Florida. Do you think that twin 150's would do the trick just as well?
Barry posted 03-13-2003 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
No. The reason being that the minimum recommended H.P. for that boat was 200. BW defined minimum H.P. as the H.P. required to plane with a light load. With twin 200's you could probably plane on one engine if you had to. That would obviously depend on boat load, how the engines where mounted, how they were propped, etc. No way with a single 150.
JEvans posted 03-14-2003 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for JEvans  Send Email to JEvans     
Had a 97 with twin Merc 150's and the boat ran fine. Would also plane on a single but took some time to get there. Used the boat to go to the canyons in NJ so runs were 180 plus miles round trip 110 to 120 gals used. A friend had 200's on the same boat and used a lot more fuel for the same run. Smaller equals increased range decreased range. Boat toped out at 45 hope this helps.


tvon posted 03-14-2003 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for tvon  Send Email to tvon     
We frequently run to the ledge now out of St. Augustine which is a 60 mile rn each way or about 150 miles for the day. Fuel economy is becoming more important than top end. If I can get to the mid to high 40's than I'm happy.


Barry posted 03-14-2003 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
OK, I take back the "no way". ;-)
I guess I should have written that you will have a much better chance of planing with a single engine on a twin engine 24-Outrage if that engine is a 200.

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