200 mercury optimax

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by willydw, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Fixit

    Fixit Well-Known Member

    my 20 ft boat has 300hp. it is stern heavy, and 55hp "over powered". its declared as 300hp with my insurance company so no issues there.

    IMO its a perfect amount of hp for the boat, jumps up on a plane, with 2 or 8 people, doesnt care about being loaded up, cruises at 2.9mpg at 3200rpm and best top speed was 52mph.
    it does what i want. low rpm cruise and jumps when i punch it

    take the boat for a sea trial, if you like the way it performs go for it!
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  2. mdigiovabc

    mdigiovabc Member

    A little late but my 2003 Malibu 182 has a maximum power rating of 175 hp. I'm running a 2014 Mercury 150hp four stroke.
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