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Old 19 May 2008, 06:32   #1
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Pro 15 with Suzuki 250

As I am not Zodiac fan and even less fan of Suzuki I want to have your opinion on the following for a good friend of mine who is a proud owner of the package.

Zodiac Pro 15 with Suzuki 250, prop 16X24,5 (6.100 RPM WOT), the engine is offset by 3" and performs well not leaning to a side on high speed.

WOT speed is around 47 knoths

Is this speed satisfactory ?

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Old 19 May 2008, 07:36   #2
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As I am not Zodiac fan and even less fan of Suzuki I want to have your opinion on the following for a good friend of mine who is a proud owner of the package.

Zodiac Pro 15 with Suzuki 250, prop 16X24,5 (6.100 RPM WOT), the engine is offset by 3" and performs well not leaning to a side on high speed.

WOT speed is around 47 knoths

Is this speed satisfactory ?

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For a boat that is under 21' long overall I would have expected more speed, but I am not familiar with the normal speed of this hull/power combination.
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Gulp !!

Well considering that the boat is rated to a max of 150hp and the paper work sugests top speed of 52mph/85kph i would of expected it to go a tad faster on a 250 after the transoms been ripped off !!

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Well considering that the boat is rated to a max of 150hp and the paper work sugests top speed of 52mph/85kph i would of expected it to go a tad faster on a 250 after the transoms been ripped off !!
Yup, was thinking the same myself. Max recommended power is only 115hp!!

Surely it would have been wise to check the transom pate for max allowed hp before throwing a huge lump like that on the back?!?
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Zodiac Pro 15 with Suzuki 250, prop 16X24,5 (6.100 RPM WOT), the engine is offset by 3" and performs well not leaning to a side on high speed.
Is that really a 250hp? Looks too small to be a lump that size?
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So am I told, and can be read on the motor, not seen the package by my own eyes yet though............

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Is that really a 250hp? Looks too small to be a lump that size?
No way is that a 250. The DF 250 is a monster, that's a 140 or new 150.
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As said before personally I haven´t seen the package my own eyes, here are two more pics showing the beast is 250 hp.

This boat along with Valiant Vanguard powered with Honda 150 hp will be used to cruise around Iceland mid of June for charity fundraising.
Their website is www.krafturikringumisland.com this website is only in Icelandic but nevertheless worth looking at.

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Big lads these icelandic guys,pictures can trick you

those 2 guys in the photo are 7 foot 3" tall and weigh in at 25 stone !!!






but why stick a 250 sticker on a 150 block ?


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crossed over pics there, by jove your right it is a 250 but there still mad sticking that on a pro15 !

but these are the same people who drive up volcanoes for fun

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may be its a thing that you do in those long dark nights !!

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As said before personally I haven´t seen the package my own eyes, here are two more pics showing the beast is 250 hp.

This boat along with Valiant Vanguard powered with Honda 150 hp will be used to cruise around Iceland mid of June for charity fundraising.
Their website is www.krafturikringumisland.com this website is only in Icelandic but nevertheless worth looking at.

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Ummm, looking more like a 250 in that pic. Blimey, that is a size of a bloke. No relation to Bjork him.
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Zodiac recommend 115 HP maximum for the 15 Man Pro. The maximum power allowed is 150 HP, using an extra-long shaft. The Suzuki V6 250HP weighs in at a massive 263kg.

See technical data for yourself on http://www.zodiacmarine.co.uk/the-zo...ge/pop.pro.cfm

There goes his 5 year hull warranty... (literally)!
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If it's speed he's looking for (I'm not going to mention the warranty issues!) I would put the engine up as high as it will go with those bolt holes - it will help with the torque from that beast as well!

Has he beefed it up at all?
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If it's speed he's looking for (I'm not going to mention the warranty issues!) I would put the engine up as high as it will go with those bolt holes - it will help with the torque from that beast as well!

Has he beefed it up at all?
I believe she was put 1,5" higher up and offsetted by 3".
The owner will read about it here and if I am wrong he will contact me and I will rectify the information.

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would he not of been better starting off with a Zodiac Pro 20 ?
at least thats rated to 300hp

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Regardless to warranty issues and what to do and what not to do, Himmi the proud owner of this RIB had previously Pro 9 powered with Suzuki 140 four stroke without any problems.

By living in Vestmannaeyjar "Westman Island" boats are their recreational vehicle and they have many surrounding islands to travel to

Reason for bringing up the question was to hear from you folks if Pro 15 should possibly reach higher speed.

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If any you going to visit Vestmannaeyjar I am sure Himmi and his friends would be glad show you around

For more info see: http://www.visitwestmanislands.com/

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I think the question was answered earlier in the thread, albeit in not great detail...

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Well considering that the boat is rated to a max of 150hp and the paper work sugests top speed of 52mph/85kph i would of expected it to go a tad faster
Seriously though if h'e only getting the quoted speed for a 150hp and he's running another 100hp on top of that then I'd say there's definately something wrong. Is the 250hp new or has it been run on another boat previously? If so, how well did it perform on the other boat?
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She is brand new one

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Final setup and ready for action.

Congratulation Himmi and have great fun with her in the future

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