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Old 01-15-2019, 02:36 PM
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Can anyone offer their opinions on whether having twin 225 Honda 4 strokes on a 2000 23 open contender is too heavy, or just share your thoughts.
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General marine engineering approach: monohull under 25' go with a single outboard - over 26' doubles are the way to go. One of those Honda's would push a 23' boat just fine. Two 4 strokes have some weight.
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I would think they will be to heavy unless it is a booze cruiser, Contenders most often are not booze cruisers.
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Waiting for pics from the owner of the boat sitting in the water. thanks
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twin 225 honda 4 strokes too heavy for 23 Contender

yes.
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Originally Posted by stratt7777 View Post
twin 225 honda 4 strokes too heavy for 23 Contender

yes.
Yes yes yes. If for some absurd reason You decide to try it please upload video here. Besides....ain't no company makes a tab big enough to get the bow down if you do it. That 23 is bow light as it is....
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Thanks and that is why I am asking people with experience. Really enjoy the forum
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I believe the 23t was rated for max twin 200hp and that was with 200 HPDI motors which are 2 strokes.
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Hondas are too heavy due to all the built up corrosion
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So your saying there is a chance, I like doing wheelies
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Honda 225 600lbs x 2 1200lbs
Yamaha 200hpdi 475 x 2 950 lbs

Big difference for that boat.
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Take one off and sell it
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Then you will need a shaft extension
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Sell 'em both and re-power with a single...
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Originally Posted by swflgroupertherapy View Post
hondas are too heavy due to all the built up corrosion

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Originally Posted by offshore3144 View Post
I believe the 23t was rated for max twin 200hp and that was with 200 HPDI motors which are 2 strokes.
The 23T is a different hull than the 23 Open. The 23T is a 25’ hull whereas the 23 Open is a 23’ Hull. The 23T is rated for 400 hp. I’d be surprised if the 23 Open was rated that high but I could be wrong.
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I have a 23 Open with twin OX66. 100% not rated for twin four strokes. Just go high hp four stroke
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Originally Posted by IPA1 View Post
Then you will need a shaft extension
That’s what she said!
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The Contender 23 Open is rated for twin 200HP max. Even that is overkill on that boat. Go with single 250/300 if possible. Lower maintenance and plenty of power for the hull.
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Just mount one of them on the front. Trolling motors are the latest trend.

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