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Old 04-26-2019, 10:28 AM
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Thinking about purchasing a 2015 with a 175 zuke. wanting to know if that is enough motor to accomidate maybe 3 divers and 1 fisherman. I have read about their solid hull, but cant find a thread on motor power in use with a slightly heavier load. Thanks guys
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:34 AM
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I ran that exact combination years back. Seem to recall hi 30's at wot with 2 people.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:52 AM
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175 is adequate with that boat. I have spent a lot of time with both a 175 opti and a 175 zuke on that boat. A 150 is under powered and a light 200hp is best.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:15 AM
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Here's a performance test with a 2013 Dusky
Dusky_227_DF175TX_WHT_PN.pdf
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:36 AM
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Just put a brand new suzuki 200 on my 2008 dusky. Haven't really opened it up all the way yet, only 1 hour on it so far. But holeshot seems slower than the 175 etec I had. Not expecting it to be any faster....

Was running around 4500 RPM;s at 33 MPH getting 11 gallons per hour, so around 3mpg.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:41 AM
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My older 203 (now called 227) has a 175 Evinrude Ocean Pro looper. That engine is about 170lbs lighter. I run near 40 WOT with a full load and 4 people. I think you'll be fine, but a 200 would be better.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:04 PM
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Friend in town has a 2017 Dusky 227 with a 200hp Suzuki. He told me he gets up to 43mph WOT with T-TOP depending on load.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:10 PM
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Damn those are very low speeds... i consider a decent speed anything above 50. Cruise 35-40 the opened up above 50. 43 wot seems low
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Stang4u2nv View Post
Damn those are very low speeds... i consider a decent speed anything above 50. Cruise 35-40 the opened up above 50. 43 wot seems low
Duskys be heavy bro....very heavy. Worth it to have a slower heavy boat rather than a light fast one. Your back will thank you.
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Duskys be heavy bro....very heavy. Worth it to have a slower heavy boat rather than a light fast one. Your back will thank you.
True that. Youíll definitely know itís back there when trailering
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:07 PM
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25-30 mph in a chop is about all I can handle.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:48 PM
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Duskys be heavy bro....very heavy. Worth it to have a slower heavy boat rather than a light fast one. Your back will thank you.
so why donít they have a 250 on the boat? Underpowered from the factory just seems silly?
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Originally Posted by Stang4u2nv View Post
Damn those are very low speeds... i consider a decent speed anything above 50. Cruise 35-40 the opened up above 50. 43 wot seems low
i agree that 50 is decent - for a hull with a lot of deadrise, more than 24 LOA and twin 150's/200's. For a heavier than average 22 with 175/200 hp, 40ish is just about right. Not sure where you do your boating, but you'd get beat up getting a small hull to 50mph in any real sea.

Bost is rated to 230 hp, so op could get a 225 if he wants to maximize hull speed.
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i agree that 50 is decent - for a hull with a lot of deadrise, more than 24 LOA and twin 150's/200's. For a heavier than average 22 with 175/200 hp, 40ish is just about right. Not sure where you do your boating, but you'd get beat up getting a small hull to 50mph in any real sea.

Bost is rated to 230 hp, so op could get a 225 if he wants to maximize hull speed.
for me HP isnít really about top end speed because youíre right, in a 22 how often are you going to be going 50. However more HP means higher cruise when you have calm water and at a lower and more economical RPM. It also means power in reserve when you need it. Iíve never be coming in or out of a rough inlet in a boat that size wishing I had a smaller motor even though I was only doing 20mph because of the conditions. If itís rated for 230hp it should come from the factory with a 225.
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