Colorado Fishing Forum - View Single Post - Ranger BassBoat

Thread: Ranger BassBoat
View Single Post
Old 04-02-2019, 07:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
clackaram
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 512
Default

The problem right now in the market is that big motors 250hp and above are almost impossible to get. Engine mfg's are allocating their engines for new builds, and re-powers are left in the dark. Was told in the last week:

1. Yamaha- no 250's available until October, but 300's are available
2. Mercury- anything over 175HP in the new 4 stroke is not available until the first of the year.
3. Suzuki- plenty of motors available in all HP.

We re-powered a few boats last season with the Merc 8 cylinder 300 Seapro, and 300 Suzuki. I was really nervous on using the new Merc's because it was the first year of this model, but they were solid. Suzuki was also decent, really liked their power band, once we figured how to prop them correctly for our application. However we did have 3 drive shafts snap into multiple pieces inside the midsection on the Suzuki's. Not a good sign in my book.

We are re-powering 5 boats and rigging a new SAFE Boat this season, and going back to Yamaha for all of them.
clackaram is offline   Reply With Quote
 
» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.