We are starcraft fan, having a 16ft 1962 jupiter(50hp) and a 1982 16SS(90hp). Our issue is we are searching for a starcraft bowrider that accomadate a 130 hp Honda 4 stroke (500pounds) . The engine is amazing!
Our 16 ss is rated for 90 hp and in our research we have found 18 ft ss boats that are only rated for 85 hp. Some 18 ss boats are rated for 150 hp so there must be different models that are 18 ss boats. The ones rated for 150 hp are very deep etc and too big for our lake.
Does anyone know if a 18 ss rated for 85 hp back in 1982 would handle the current 130 hp ? The weight is an issue, but I think placing the fuel tank up front will help. We are looking for a boat to totally refit.
We are a family group with three cottages and lots of kids, adults and hence the desire for a "fleet" of starcraft boats.