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Carolina 2480 with a 150 Yamaha

Old 01-14-2019, 04:13 AM
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Default Carolina 2480 with a 150 Yamaha

What do you guys think about a Carolina with a 150 Yamaha. The 150 Yamaha is 100 pounds more in weight than the 115 Yamaha. I know the speed is much more but is the weight a problem do you think. Does anyone have a 2480 with a 150 and could give some feedback?
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:19 AM
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My buddy had one with a 200hpdi 25 inch shaft on hydraulic lift plate. We never had problems. Run 52 wot
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:18 AM
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When I bought my boat, people gave me two pieces of advice; “buy longer than you think you need and get the most engine your boat can handle.”

Both have proven true in my experience. I had to make the same choice with my boat, and am glad I chose the 150. I think the benefit of more power outweighs the additional weight.

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Old 01-14-2019, 05:48 AM
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Is it rated for a 150? If not it could be an insurance issue. That's a big barge I would want max HP.
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I have a 2480 with a 115 Mercury 4s pro xs. It run 42mph wide open with the prop i have on it and it could do more with a different prop. At 4000 rpm i am doing 29mph but these 4 strokes really wake up when you get higher in rpm. I think a 115 is plenty but the boat could handle the extra weight of a 150 if you dont put too much other crap in the back. My scuppers are a good 4" above the waterline.
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Thanks for all the responses. The 24 DLX that I am looking at is a pre-rigged with a T-top. I feel the 150(that the boat currently is rigged with) will give me the added HP if I need it. I would rather have it than look back and be pissed that I went with the 115. The 115 is 100lbs lighter....but it sounds like these boats can handle the weight
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rcyfish View Post
My buddy had one with a 200hpdi 25 inch shaft on hydraulic lift plate. We never had problems. Run 52 wot
Lucky to have any teeth left lol.
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So I got my 24 DLX and am PUMPED!!! Now I need to get some stern rails for it. My only problem is that I want them to have rod holders(two) built into them. I saw some on Danny's Marine but they don't make them for a 24 DLX Pre-rigged. Anyone have any places they know that sells DLX stern rails or ones with rod holders built in?? I would rather them in the rails than mount some plastic rod holders....Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.....

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