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Old 19 May 2013, 14:09   #1
Country: Canada
Town: halifax
Make: zodiac,bombard
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20hp,50hp Johnson
Join Date: Mar 2013
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motor size

i just got my new boat yesterday. i need to get a new motor, my boat is rated for up to a 40hp and 167lbs i have been looking at a 1997 evinrude 25hp 3 cylinder 2-stroke. it weights 160lbs would this be fine on this boat. the boat is a zodiac 380r 12.5ft long.

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Old 20 May 2013, 16:24   #2
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Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider 450 Rib
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 5/18/30 HP
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I find Zodiac's being overpowered compared to same size other brands models. A 25 HP engine will perform satisfactorily if not going for max stated passenger or carrying load capacity. Use to run a 380 sib with a 2 strokes Tohatsu 18 HP,which performed very well with up to 3 total mates.

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