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Old 11-07-2013, 04:30 PM
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Hey guy's, wondered if i could get some advise.
First off i have a 25ft Eduardono Panga specs as follows.

L.O.A.: 25.26'
B.O.A.: 6.43'
H.O.A.: 3.35'
Load: 3080 Lb
Max. HP: * 150 HP
aprox WEIGHT.: 915 Lb
Transom height: 20"

* Maximum HP based on Yamaha 4-Stroke Outboard engines.

Mine has a console not a tiller, and i am changing to a new engine.

Suzuki have the best service in my area so i intend to go with them, i now have a 2003 115hp ficht.


The hull runs best at 20-25 knots and with my 115hp she cruises 27 knots at 3800rpm.


I wish to change to a 90hp suzuki, do you think she could cruise at 25 knots at 4500rpm?


Please dont flame me for having a Panga, please i like it at 6mpg
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Easily. 65-90 is what it needs....smallest with tiller, larger with steering
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25' boat and only 915 lbs?
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I think you will be fine with the 90hp.


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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
25' boat and only 915 lbs?
Yes sir, they are not a typical 25 lol.
They are called canoes here lol, they are long, thin, have a sharp bow and flat bottom.

They are used in our tourism, fishing and in some cases "like mine" personal watercraft.

Some over here carry a hundred conch or more, some have 250hp 2 strokes but are only able to go max hull speed and can only ride "panga speed" in rough weather which is 20 knots.
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Can you put so e pictures up.
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I would not suggest down sizing the engine. Stay with at least a DF115 or better yet go to the 130 hp. The additional wt of the four stroke needs to be offset by additional horse ponies.
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Originally Posted by Sweetrockfish View Post
Can you put so e pictures up.
Sure thing, the pic is not great.
This is at Double Bubby in the Abacos, we travel 40+ miles to get here from Freeport.

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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
I would not suggest down sizing the engine. Stay with at least a DF115 or better yet go to the 130 hp. The additional wt of the four stroke needs to be offset by additional horse ponies.

So far i see my 115 is around 375lbs and the 90 is 348lbs.

The 115 has had a hard life at over a 1000 hours before the hour meter died, i never really run the boat over 4000 rpm as i never carry weight like the commercial guys.

I was curious about changing considering most df90's seem to be getting 8mpg at 4500rpm.
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I love panga's! They are cool little boats that can run in the slop pretty darn good!
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I have always liked panga style boats. I just wish the beam was a little wider and had a little higher sides. I would definetly consider owning one. Economy with those is great.
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make the switch to the 90...it will push the boat the way you want it to, the cruise rpm will be a little higher but at 915 lbs, should be no prob....I have the pangamarine 22 but the hull weighs 1600 empty/bare...run the 115 and it's plenty....
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I used to own a 23' panga back in the late 90's. When I bought it it had a 35hp johnson that soon croaked. Then put a used 70 hp evenrude on it then that blew. My buddy still has the boat and he has a 09' 90hp Yamaha carb'd motor and it runs fine. He's also has a console with steering. A 90 will be fine.
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Hey Guys, just wanted to give an update.
I did go with the suzuki 90hp.

I get 22mph at 3500rpm and a whopping 29-31 at 4500rpm depending on conditions, and 6.5 to 6.75 miles to the gallon again depending on cruising speed.

This is with a 19pitch suzuki aluminum prop in slight chop and 15-19 easterly wind

So far i am very happy, we are still playing with different props to achieve full rpm so cruise may change slightly after that, i am also adding a stainless prop once everything is dialed in.
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That's pretty slow, but the fuel economy is worth it. Damn!
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I was going to recommend the Zuke 115 for that hull. It'd be a perfect match.

Until I saw that you already bought an engine…

My buddy has the Eduardano 22 with a center console, and an 85hp Yammie Enduro 2-stroke. Pushes it very nicely for next to no fuel. 12 hours of trolling and travel off Puerto Rico for about 12 gallons of gas.
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Originally Posted by TeamBalla View Post
I love panga's! They are cool little boats that can run in the slop pretty darn good!

But they do not meet the THT criteria that any boat that does not have a deep vee is a rough riding boat that will knock your teeth out, and not suitable for civilized boaters.
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My #1 caught her first offshore fish in my buddy's 22 Eduardano. I think I'll keep her…



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Originally Posted by Barracuda Panga View Post
Hey Guys, just wanted to give an update.
I did go with the suzuki 90hp.

I get 22mph at 3500rpm and a whopping 29-31 at 4500rpm depending on conditions, and 6.5 to 6.75 miles to the gallon again depending on cruising speed.

This is with a 19pitch suzuki aluminum prop in slight chop and 15-19 easterly wind

So far i am very happy, we are still playing with different props to achieve full rpm so cruise may change slightly after that, i am also adding a stainless prop once everything is dialed in.
Please tell us that is not the WOT RPM?

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