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2005 Nantucket Engine Replacement
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posted 09-01-2006 02:38 PM ET (US)
Does anyone have any thoughts on the following: I have the opporunity to replace my 2005 Merc 150 Optimax with a 2006 Honda 200 Four Stroke (egine weighs 588 lbs.) Help, please? JoJo
posted 09-01-2006 03:13 PM ET (US)
According to the information I see on the Nantucket 190 and the newer named Outrage 190, this boat is rated for max hp of 150....
I wouldn't consider it at all.
posted 09-01-2006 03:34 PM ET (US)
This past spring I purchased a new '05 Nantucket which I had the dealer "repower" with an '06 Honda 150 4 stroke. It is fabulous...I could not image needing/wanting more power. She tops out at 46 MPH & gets a 250 lb. skier up on one easily. Weight does not seem to be an issue. & yes the Nantucket has a max 150 rating.
posted 09-01-2006 05:35 PM ET (US)
I also had my dealer repower my 190 with a new Honda before taking delivery. It cost me an additional $2000 but I think it was money well spent. The BF200 is more weight than I would want to put on this hull. On the other hand, a BF150 would be a good repower option.
posted 09-02-2006 02:35 AM ET (US)
It is to much weight. It seems many Boston Whalers squat down in the rear. I have noticed that the Nantucket/Outrage 190 also like to sit low though I would not call it squatting--but--with a 200 horse Honda it would. It is not hte horsepower--it is the weight that would severly concern me. No, the transom will not rip out but it will effect your handling and sea keeping.
posted 09-02-2006 08:21 AM ET (US)
Maybe If all of the already converted Nantuckets get together we can convince you!
I too did the conversion to BF150 and think that of all the right things I have done in my life this was one of them. My only regret is the weight which I compensate as best I can by putting all heavy things up forward. If you take the waves to far back on the hull where it is flatter it tends to pound more than if the nose was cutting through. Still it is the driest boat I know of. Went from Norfolk to Hoboken NJ and never had a splash come over the rail. See below.
posted 09-02-2006 09:10 AM ET (US)
Thanks, everyone!! The little boy in me wants the BF200 to work but the (what little exists) adult in me hears your advice and I will heed it...sounds like the BF150 is the only choice!! Will leave feed back on the results upon re-powering. Best. JoJo
posted 09-02-2006 12:41 PM ET (US)
I think the BF150 will be fine--he asked about the 200.
Why the Honda though and not a Yamaha or other engine. Good luck with it.
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