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seaglass4 posted 03-23-2006 06:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for seaglass4   Send Email to seaglass4  
Looking at the Conquest 255 with twin 150 Verado's - for use in Pacific Northwest - would appreciate any comments or guidance you all may have. Thanks.
bsmotril posted 03-24-2006 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
A pair of 150s on a Conquest 23 gives good performance with a pop up onto plane of a few seconds and a top speed in the mid 40s. More importantly it will hold the boat on plane as low as 3200 rpm when the going gets rough. But, I would be concerned that would be a bit underpowered on the bigger Conquest 255 which is a lot heavier. I'd go with 175s, or even 225s if available. BillS
seaglass4 posted 03-24-2006 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for seaglass4  Send Email to seaglass4     
Thx for the comment - have heard actually that the 150 and 175 are the same engine with same power out of the whole (about 4.4 to 4.5 sec to plane) - only diff is accel to 30 mph (about a second quicker with 175's) and top end speed (3-4 mph). The 175 becomes that via different computer installed.
revsrobson posted 03-27-2006 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for revsrobson  Send Email to revsrobson     
I was going to buy a brand new 255 Conquest and agonized long and hard about it. I wouldn't dream of getting anything less than twin 175's. I would go with twin 175 Verados or twin 225 Optimax. Twin 150 anything will be fine if the boat is lightly loaded, but fill it with fuel, all your gear, a few friends etc and the motors will be working. I think with 175's you will have that extra power when you need it.

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