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2002 27 Ocean Master - Re-power w/ Suzuki 300's

Old 04-18-2019, 05:24 AM
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Very cool, can't wait to see the numbers with 300's.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:02 AM
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Cowboy - You definitely picked the right dealer to do your conversion. Can't say enough good things about how they handled ours this past fall. The only thing I would have done differently is have big Mike sit on the transom instead of little Mike . Very satisfied with our 300's (about 70 hours) so far. They have also have a good glass guy (Gene) that gets it done right as well.

When you finish the engine work you will have to do one more thing - you're going to have to change your name to... ROCKET MAN...

Best of luck and hope it turns out better than you expected...
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
Cowboy - You definitely picked the right dealer to do your conversion. Can't say enough good things about how they handled ours this past fall. The only thing I would have done differently is have big Mike sit on the transom instead of little Mike . Very satisfied with our 300's (about 70 hours) so far. They have also have a good glass guy (Gene) that gets it done right as well.

When you finish the engine work you will have to do one more thing - you're going to have to change your name to... ROCKET MAN...

Best of luck and hope it turns out better than you expected...
Yes, Mike and Mike and Trent are great to work with! They run their shop like clockwork. I hear the extra HP is good for getting a better cruise mpg, since the engines are not working as hard. They're going to prop the boat for a load of dive tanks and equipment, so I'm hoping to get about 60 mph... I'll let you know.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:27 AM
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I don't have your type boat but I did just repower a 24 ft. Proline Walkaround with bracket with a 300 HP fly by wire Suzuki and I am completely stoked. The engine swings such a big prop and has so much torque that I can keep the boat on plane at about 23 MPH with no tabs. The old two stroke used to fall off plane below 30 MPH so the ride in rough water is so much better. Also we are getting tremendous fuel economy (3.5 MPG versus 1.9 on the original engine). Others have mentioned the supply issues. Starting to see lots of new Suzukis here in NE Florida for that reason.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:44 AM
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The new engines are mounted and rigging almost complete.

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Old 04-18-2019, 06:55 PM
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Can’t wait to see those #s
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:42 AM
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Engines are installed, rigging in process....

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Old 04-20-2019, 01:12 PM
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Water test scheduled for Monday

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Old 04-20-2019, 02:49 PM
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She is going to be sick!!!
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Old 04-20-2019, 03:40 PM
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Looks good. She is going to fly.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:40 AM
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Just picked mine up today 27 Ocean Master with new 150 Mercs. Numbers to follow.
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RiptideCharters View Post
Just picked mine up today 27 Ocean Master with new 150 Mercs. Numbers to follow.
It'll be interesting to see the difference in numbers between those Mercs, the OPs original numbers, and his new numbers.
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Old 04-23-2019, 06:28 AM
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2002 Ocean Master 296 LH, 2019 Suzuki 300’s:
58 mph
About 2.2 mpg at 34 mph
Sits good. Scuppers work well.
Thank you, Outboard Specialities (Mike, Mike & Trent)









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Old 04-23-2019, 08:05 AM
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Thank you Caribbeancowboy, it was a pleasure working with you. The other OM at the shop is also going with the 300's now.
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It's lunchtime...Wow Just saw your numbers. Super! but I think you are loafing at 34 mph and will pick up another 2mph or so top end when the engines loosen up (we did). Given your 'first' top speed run at 58 mph, and assuming conservative 6100 rpm (don't know what you did), pleasure craft engines are rated at 75% duty all day long. That means that, given good sea conditions (flat) and considering other variables, your cruise can theoretically be somewhere between 39 - 43.5 mph still getting around 1.90-2.0 mpg. I'd say that's a winner...

Oh BTW the boat sits good and level (don't know about you but I don't like a droopy tail end) so...so much for doubts about the OM being able to handle the weight. The one shot you posted w/Big Mike at the corner and that scupper still out of the water looks great.

Congrats - With 600 ponies you now have a 'phat' ass boat Love those OM's and best of luck to you - mv
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