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BlindboyBlindboy Posts: 15 Deckhand
Anyone on here have a 189 with a Suzuki 175. 520lbs. Is this OK?

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  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 15 Deckhand
    In my opinion No. It's not ok.

    Well maybe... Just move 131lbs. from the transom permanently to the bow. 
  • BlindboyBlindboy Posts: 15 Deckhand
    So I need a motor that weighs less than 400 lbs. May be a 90 would work. 
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 15 Deckhand
    Yes and no... You're a fast learner.  The 18' Egret was designed around a  mid 90's 2 stroke Johnson 150/175. Which weight 389 lbs. That's why you have a 56 gal. fuel tank. The boat doesn't squat.

    I'm happy with a Suzuki  DF-140. It weights 407 lbs. The boat loaded full tank of fuel, full bait well, rods and cooler with ice and drinks 1 person 46 mph with a 3 blade prop. Good luck... Pete

     
  • mlanzmlanz Not where wanna bePosts: 5 Deckhand
    480 pound Yamaha 150 here. No complaints. 
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 15 Deckhand
    mlanz said:
    480 pound Yamaha 150 here. No complaints. 
    Good to hear! 



     
  • BlindboyBlindboy Posts: 15 Deckhand
    My first 189 had a 473lb (I think) Merc 175. Seemed fine to me. I do understand overloading the stern. I've had bass boats. I am just ordering a new boat. After attempting to take into account of everything (including $)  I just agreed with Frank to put a 150 Pro XS on it - 455lbs. I guess we'll see. 
  • 18Egret18Egret Posts: 15 Deckhand
    Congratulations on the new boat! Maybe you can start a build thread so we can all see your new ride come to life.
  • Larry418Larry418 Posts: 82 Deckhand
    Blindboy said:
    My first 189 had a 473lb (I think) Merc 175. Seemed fine to me. I do understand overloading the stern. I've had bass boats. I am just ordering a new boat. After attempting to take into account of everything (including $)  I just agreed with Frank to put a 150 Pro XS on it - 455lbs. I guess we'll see. 
    So you are going with a heavier motor then you previously had on a 189  and were happy with it... seems like you answered your question. No reason to consider dropping to a 90 hp
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