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Old 24 September 2006, 12:53   #11
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Thanks every one 4 ur input , ok i understand speed is not all key but it helps, I will talk to scorpian this week, nice to hear some one has already put a 300 on a 7.5, but will take in to account about the 8.1 being a better seaboat.

will let u no how i get on.

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Old 24 September 2006, 15:12   #12
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Hi Nick,

We have two 8.1 with Suzuki 300 ordered, so yes have spoken at length to GJ about it and should be a good set up.

If i can help anymore give me a call.


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Old 26 September 2006, 09:14   #13
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Originally Posted by nick wood
Thinking of the above set up. Has anyone ever put a single 300 yamaha on one or another 7.5 Rib? Or is it too much? speed is the key on this one.

Or has anyone thort of this idea and come up with any floors i.e scorp recomending that 300hp is to much for the hull???

Saw the new Suzuki 300 yesterday at the boatshow, it looked, as do all Suzuki's.

comments would be most helpfull.

Hi Nick,

If you are looking for alternatives we have a Verado 250 on a BananaShark 770 doing 65mph (nearly 60 knots) and are confident that it would handle a 275 Verado or even an XS300 if you wanted even more speed!
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Old 27 September 2006, 11:44   #14
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im sure in old brochures from scorp 300hp used to be the max for 7.5m but i may be wrong! ill look it out. Viewed boat with promax too and it didnt show any signs of stress but graham did turn his nose up at it when i mentioned it
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Old 27 September 2006, 12:47   #15
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Originally Posted by gtflash
im sure in old brochures from scorp 300hp used to be the max for 7.5m but i may be wrong! ill look it out.
I'm sure it would be ok with the weight of a modern 300 hp, but the current max recommended hp is 250.

Lymington Marine Sales have an 8.75 with twin 275 Verados for sale at present. Although the max hp for that hull is 2 x 300 I would think that those Mercs must weigh much more than a pair of 300 Yams, so there is a bit of lea way. Mind you, at 280 litres per hour WOT speed comes at a price



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