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Old 03-17-2019, 09:10 AM
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Iím building a new 29 ocean master. The only difference between the 27 and 29 is a heavy duty intergraded bracket that extends the running surface. Iím having a tough time picking power. The two options I narrowed down to are the following:

Twin 200 zukes 4 cylinders
Twin 300 v6

The boat will be used fishing offshore in Jupiter and summer time in the islands. One of my main goals is to cruise at 35-37 with a load at or near 2.0. Any feedback would greatly help.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:21 AM
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600 is better than 400. I have twin 300 V6 on my 31 OM
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:21 AM
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Looking forward to this build. Please keep us posted with pics.

Are you building the 296 skiff or the 296 LH?

Congrats.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:46 AM
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I', pleased with G2 Etecs.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:51 AM
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4 more cylinders and 200 more horse power... no brainer unless acquisition $$$$ and fuel burn are way outta whack.

"I have too much horsepower..." said no real man ever.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:12 PM
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Iím not looking at the cost factor. At 600lbs I just want to make sure it wont be too much weight. Iím building the 296 skiff.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:01 AM
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300 V8 mercs are the answer. light, fast, and efficient. I love the OM and look forward to your build being shared here.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:23 AM
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Nevets.. my first option were the new Mercuryís but I have been told the wait is over a year.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:10 AM
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If thatís essentially a full flotation bracket on a 27, itís hard for me to believe it will have a hard time floating the 300s. What do the folks at OM say? Seems like theyíll have a better opinion than us...
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Macdaddy1 View Post
Iím not looking at the cost factor. At 600lbs I just want to make sure it wont be too much weight. Iím building the 296 skiff.
FWIW: We had a 27' skiff w twin 150 etecs, and the boat was not short on power even when fully loaded for islands trips. We saw 43 knots in the ditch with 4 adults and a light load. There is a 296 skiff on the OM facebook page that they just finished with a single Zuke 350. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:28 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. Iím hoping to test run the same hull with twin 200 4 cylinders.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:24 PM
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Looking forward to the build, always been a fan of the OM boats.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:13 PM
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I love the way everyoneís first option is a motor that just came out and has zero data reliability wise.

F300s donít weigh much more and are proven.
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Originally Posted by dnh2 View Post
I love the way everyoneís first option is a motor that just came out and has zero data reliability wise.

F300s donít weigh much more and are proven.
Which of those Zukes is new and experimental?
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:48 PM
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Thought ocean master was out of biz? Any pics so far this is cool
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:19 PM
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:35 PM
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You canít go wrong with this choice. Bryant is that you? I never drove the one with the bracket like yours.

Yours is going to be a a couple hundred pounds heavier than my 27 with that bracket. If the money increase isnít an issue go big. But youíd be totally happy with the 200s too. Youíd accomplish the numbers your looking for. The 300ís would make that thing scream. ( my guess is easy 65 mph wot) the 200ís in the low 50ís at WOT.

My numbers are insane insane with my 150HOís



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Old 03-19-2019, 08:23 AM
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Letís try again.

Yes, Itís me. I canít get the photos to upload.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Macdaddy1 View Post
Letís try again.

Yes, Itís me. I canít get the photos to upload.
Now that you have more than 10 posts you should be able to post pictures.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:57 AM
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im in! more power is better. I think you will be surprised how efficient the 300's are!
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