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Nantucket Repower Data and Pictures
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posted 06-28-2005 02:13 AM ET (US)
Well, I got over 10 hours on the new motor (Honda BF135) and decided to record some data:
Prop: 14.25 X 17 Honda Stainless
Minimum planning speed 17.5 MPH @ 3100 RPM
The motor is obviosly under propped because the Honda's RPM range is 5000 to 6000 and this motor tops out at 6300. The hole shot is great. I ordered a 19 pitch prop and if I get the same slip at WOT (approx 6%) the top speed should increase to around 47 MPH. The motor is very smooth and quiet. So far I am very pleased with it's performance.
Here are a few pictures:
posted 06-28-2005 04:00 AM ET (US)
Where do you operate out of?
How does the boat sit compared to those powered with the Mercury Optis? Does it carry the weight well?
posted 06-28-2005 11:31 AM ET (US)
Nice rig:) Beautiful Place...were awere these pics taken:))??
You need a Forward Shelter, Bow Cusion, Bimini .......
Here are pics of my nantucket:))
posted 06-28-2005 12:29 PM ET (US)
The pictures were taken yesterday off of Lanikai Beach on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. The motor is 54 lbs heavier than the Optimax yet it is 25 lbs under the max rated weight for the Nantucket's transom. The boat handles the weight well. I can get up on plane fairly quickly with 2 people sitting in the stern seats and the scuppers are well above the water line.
Yiddil, because the boat will be used primarily for fishing, I did not opt for the comfort package. I have a custom T-Top on order and will install the electronics soon.
posted 06-28-2005 11:57 PM ET (US)
Perry, got to tell you, those pics are just gorgeous with that so gorgeous blue green water and the Nantucket...Best Ive seen, Makes me want to move!!
posted 06-29-2005 10:29 AM ET (US)
Was the Honda 150 HP Four stroke an option or is it too heavy for the transom?...I am interested in repowering myself, although I cannot compete with your geography...absolutely gorgeous. Thanks. JoJo
posted 06-29-2005 01:18 PM ET (US)
I guess I take the views for granted because I was born and raised here. If you ever find yourselves in Hawaii, let me know and we'll go boating Hawaiian style.
JoJo, the Honda BF150 was an option but I got an incredible deal on the BF135. The BF135 and the BF150 are essentially the same motor but the 135 does not have the VTEC. They both weigh the same at 485 lbs for the 25" shaft.
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