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Old 28 March 2012, 17:02   #1
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ideal engine size for 8m Ocean Pro

Looking at an 8m Ocean Pro for mixture of diving and family use including water ski-ing / boarding. Going for a single engine, what engine size? worried that 200 Suz would be on the small side?

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Old 28 March 2012, 17:45   #2
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Easy, find out what the maximum rating is & put that on it
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Old 29 March 2012, 07:20   #3
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That would be quite a decent sized engine, max rating is 300HP, not sure would really get the use out of that, sure would be fun on a flat calm day, but how many of them do you really get?
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200hp seems a bit small for 8m to me. i would be looking at 250-300hp ideally and only consider 200hp if a great buy dropped on your lap.

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With debrus on this one. Depends what you want but a 200 might disappoint when you are loaded with kids fuel and gear. I get max 43 knots with a very light load. Mostly down to hull shape which is not known for it's speed but is fairly kind dry and safe.
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Soooo! max rating is 300hp. 200hp is disappointing.....(especially a lardy Suz)........................... The difference between 250 & 300 starts to get academic, which all brings us back to:-
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My 7.8m Ribcraft has a 315 Yanmar - admitedly it's heavier than an outboard - but we spend a surprising amount of time at full throttle (40 ish kts) . I think you might regret only going for a 200......
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