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  • New 205ss crownline-is 200 HP enough?

    Hi everyone. New to this forum. Looking for some help. I’m debating on taking the purchasing a 2021 205ss crownline. I am concerned the 200 HP will be in a little on the light side. I have 3 kids who are very active. Ski, tube, wakeboard etc. Boat weights 3800lbs. What do you think? Thanks in advance.

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    Most boat manufactures list the standard equipment motor which will move the boat. It will get the job done but barely if loaded. The largest motor offered is the one which will do the job much better

    Example: My 95 Rinker (4200 lbs) came with a 7.4 and it has no problems doing anything asked. Folks who bought the same boat with a 5.7 complain how long it takes to plane and pull toys when loaded

    Another thing which is in the mix is the EPA regs. Boats have to burn fuel cleaner these days.
    94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
    95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
    07 Seadoo GTX
    Merc Adults Only VP Adults Only
    G-Dad always said "First Liar doesn't stand a chance"

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    • #3
      My boat is about a foot shorter and almost 1,800# lighter (which is amazing to me). Supposedly my 3.0 is putting out 135HP. - Its a good mix for skiing and pulling a tube. My kids are all lighter, but adults and they ski and tube fine. I'm older and bigger (230#) and I can ski and tube behind it pretty well, albeit with a little more fight getting up.

      Trying to shove the stern down and cut a wake for boarding would never work on my boat. I'm thinking that's the struggle you'd have on that boat too.

      If you're just monkeying around and skiing and such for fun, it could work out fine. If you're remotely serious about the water-sports, you may be disappointed.

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      • #4
        Keep in mind that any new inboard/outboard will have cat converter exhaust and these can become troublesome and expensive to repair over time; due to the issues of running an exhaust system really designed for dry exhaust in a wet exhaust application. IMHO cats that run @ 700* and have to be water cooled in a wet exhaust application are risky in a fiberglass boat. I would suggest a 4 stroke outboard instead; safer, less maintenance & headaches.
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        • #5
          I would opt for the larger motor
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          • #6
            Thanks for the reply’s. I am taking the boat out next weekend with the 200 to see how it performs. Will keep you posted.

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            • #7
              Lou C the motor that is spec’d on the proposed bill of sale says “Mercruiser NAP 4.5l MPI ALPHA Non-cat (US limited supply) 200HP”

              So I am assuming it will not have a cat converter by that description. Good point though.

              The plan is to keep this boat for 7 years or 200 hours before kids are gone. What maintenance (other than routine) will need to be done? Thanks

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              • #8
                I like the idea, but how they getting around the EPA , maybe just forget the comment, it might get political
                94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
                95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
                07 Seadoo GTX
                Merc Adults Only VP Adults Only
                G-Dad always said "First Liar doesn't stand a chance"

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                  Ah well then I guess they might be able to build a limited # of non cat engines, that is better for you, because of the issues you can sometimes have with the cat exhaust in a marine environment (check engine lights, alarms, very expensive parts cost). The rest is just typical I/O maintenance with fluid changes winterizing and drive pull and maintenance that has to be done yearly to avoid problems. Outboards while initially more expensive cost less for yearly maintenance and are safer in several important ways. I’ve been doing I/O maintenance close to 20 years and would not have another.
                  1988 Four Winns 200 Horizon
                  4.3 OMC Cobra

                  98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Selectrac
                  07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Quadradrive II

                  "While air doesn't freeze....rust never sleeps"

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