Boats on Used Victoria and Other Areas

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by kingblazer84, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    My bad. Shocked the 17’ double eagle has the same max rating at 4’ shorter
     
  2. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    Depending where he fishes, the main might control the boat better in wind or strong current conditions. This debate has been done to death, troll motor vs main motor.
     
  3. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    get the Seller to pay for a survey.
     
  4. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    more pics coming shortly. Will this be one of many bail out sales in the near future?
     
  5. alumaman

    alumaman Active Member

    I'm pretty sure the max up is 175, I had the same boat with a 175 ocean series 2stroke and it ripped. A 150 would be fine on these boats.
     
  6. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    175 two stroke vs 150 four stroke, remember that weight is also part of the transom rating, not just push. Some manufacturers gave 2 ratings for this exact reason, a few insurers accepted a 2 tier allowance as well..
     
  7. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Interesting that most 23’ers need 225-250 horsepower. That’s a big jump for 2’ when I have friends with 17’ers with 150hp. Narrow beam on that trophy?
    I’m Just trying to educate myself for my next boat, not trying to be a shit disturber. That just comes naturally for me I guess!
     
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  8. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    Exponential.

    lol, who's working from home today!
     
  9. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    Working on watching big coast reruns with my 2 year old!
     
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  10. Addios

    Addios New Member

    Buddy of mine has a 225 optimax on his. It’s a 92 or 93 but same hull design. I actually thought this was his boat at first.
     
  11. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

    There are so many variables! Too many to count, really. A few off the top of my head

    - hull deadrise (more deadrise generally means it takes more power to push to a given speed)
    - boat weight
    - hull design characteristics (ie size reverse chine, configuration lifting strakes, does the hull have "pad" for lift, etc)
    - length vs beam ratio
    - wetted surface length vs total length
    - steering configuration (ie remote steering vs tiller....tiller ratings are typically lower horsepower because the motor can be steered lock-to-lock in an instant)

    Also, in my experience the bigger the boat the less consistent various manufacturers are with actual length correlating to model name length, so it makes it harder and harder to compare boats based on model name length alone.
     
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  12. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

  13. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    How/where do you find them?
     
  14. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    They were still on my PVR. My little one reels along with Tim
     
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  15. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

  16. Bifmalibu

    Bifmalibu Active Member

  17. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

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  18. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    you may need a new pillow and mattress maybe to have better dreams lol
     
  19. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    ;) Bigger dreams Dave. Bigger dreams.
     
  20. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Well-Known Member

    I think that transom backing plate is there for a reason, followed by others. (unfortunately)
     

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