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Post by peter-curacao » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:53 pm

jacques,

I can buy a pair as good as new 200 HP Evinrude's here for a very good price .What wil happen if I use these on my future CS 25 ? after all the maximum is 280 to 300 HP.

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Post by TomW » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:05 pm

Peter what is the weight. The HP is high but you can control that with the throttles. More important is how they will affect the trim of the boat. Do they together weigh as much/more as a 4 stroke 275. Also remember twins will require duplicate everything, fuel lines, filters, controls, etc.

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Post by peter-curacao » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:27 pm

TomW wrote:Peter what is the weight. The HP is high but you can control that with the throttles. More important is how they will affect the trim of the boat. Do they together weigh as much/more as a 4 stroke 275. Also remember twins will require duplicate everything, fuel lines, filters, controls, etc.

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Hi Tom,

I'm really don't know the weight at the moment, I try too find that out.
About that other stuf I know and I don't like it either! but I think the sea over here really needs dual power just for safety

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Post by peter-curacao » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:47 pm

Seller just called me, they weigh about 194 Kg - 427 lbs each.

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Post by BoatGuy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:59 pm

That should be fine.
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Post by peter-curacao » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Really??? and how will this effect the rest off her performance you think?

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Post by TomW » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:08 pm

Peter you are going to have a bit of a weight problem. The haviest 300 HP engine is the Mercury Verado at 635 lbs. Your two 200's weigh 854lbs, 219 lbs more than the 300HP. While the transom can take the weight it is the distribution of all that weight behind the center of gravity so far back that you have a problem with. Jacque can explain it for this boat as I don't know it so well.

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Post by peter-curacao » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:21 pm

TomW wrote:Peter you are going to have a bit of a weight problem. The haviest 300 HP engine is the Mercury Verado at 635 lbs. Your two 200's weigh 854lbs, 219 lbs more than the 300HP. While the transom can take the weight it is the distribution of all that weight behind the center of gravity so far back that you have a problem with. Jacque can explain it for this boat as I don't know it so well.

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Thanks Tom I think I can better go for two new 150 HP's after all I'm the one claiming, with this sea here better take no risk so why take secondhand engines? although this offer is very tempting :doh: :doh:

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Post by Boomer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:56 pm

Just curious, are the new 150's going to be 4 stroke?

What is the combined weight on them?

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Post by TomW » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:43 am

Peter be careful of putting two 150's on her also. They will weigh 950-1000lbs if four strokes which is all we can get here in the states. I think the ideal engine for this boat is a 250 with a kicker to get you back if something happens to the big engine. Don't know how far offshore you go but at 6-10kts the kicker will get you home sooner or later.

This is what the professional fisherman did on his CS23 in New England a 225 and a kicker, and he has to get clients back to port.

Just food for thought since these engines weigh so much and Jacques boats are so light compared to a normal fiberglass boat of the same size.

Jacque may have more input into this.

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