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kline posted 10-02-2003 10:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for kline   Send Email to kline  
Any reviews on this boat? I'm looking at a 2003. What engine horsepower would you recommend? Any "must have" options?
Jimm posted 10-02-2003 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Try this
RonB posted 10-02-2003 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     

I have been on the boat, although I do not own one. A 135 Opti with smart gauges is a powerful option but folks here on the site tend to lean towards maxing out the HP, if possible and within budget, so a 150 Optimax would also be a good choice but more expensive ooption. Depending on what you plan on doing with it, a fish package, live well, and a raw water washdown for keeping things tidy are nice options along with a bimini. Trim tabs can be fitted on the boat if your usage warrants them. All in all it's a great boat but those options do add up.

kline posted 10-02-2003 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for kline  Send Email to kline     
Thanks for your input. I'm leaning towards the 135. I would like to try and get some mph figures. The 150 seems to me to be a lot for a 19 footer.
BillD posted 10-02-2003 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
The differences between the 135 Optimax and the 150 Optimax are minor. They are based upon the same block so the weight is almost identical. The 150 has a 1.87:1 gear ratio (vs a 2:1 on the 135) and probably a different "chip" to give it the extra 15 horses. You will only use these 15 horses at or near WOT so if that is not where you expect to run the boat then stick with the 135.
Moe posted 10-02-2003 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Here's another thread which might help:


BOB KEMMLER JR posted 11-04-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
the 135 is a $5500 option and the 150 is a $7800 option,the marginal performance over the base 115 just is'nt worth it IMO.I have the performance curves of all the engines on the nantucket,and was really surprised that the 135 and 150 did'nt totally outshine the base 115.
13DAUNTLESS posted 11-04-2003 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for 13DAUNTLESS  Send Email to 13DAUNTLESS     
I wish they would offer a 125 or 150 sw series classic carb motor as an option. The cost wouldn't be that much greater than the 115.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 11-04-2003 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
yea,i'm with you on that one.i'll take cheap low tech horsepower over expensive high tech horsepower anyday.
Bigshot posted 11-04-2003 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ok....I can see the 135 being $5k more than a carbed 115. But the 150 being $2300 more than the same exact engine with a restrictor plate and a different gear ratio....C'MON! I would go with a 115 4 stroke if available being WOT is not important to me, if not the 135 would be a great engine, save the $2300 on the 150.
Bigshot posted 11-04-2003 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot by me has a 19 and I thought it had a 125 on it, 2003 leftover.

Also being that boat weighs 2000lbs, 115 seems pretty weak. My 20 Hydra-Sports is 2400lbs with T-Top and I run a 225hp and she is not the quickest out of the hole but will turn 50mph. It also has a 24 degree V which is not exactly efficient but sure is smooth.

BOB KEMMLER JR posted 11-04-2003 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
regardless of the power you choose,thats one hell of a fishing rig.

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