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Joe_mama

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Hi so... signed up for a new Lund adventure and a 115ho etec. But cant get financing on the boat right now. Being a seasonal worker can get in the way of things... anyway so now I have a brand new 115ho and my current boat is a 2005 polarkraft tx175 pb with a max rating of 90hp. Weight wise no problem there the etec only weighs 50lbs more then the 60 I have on there now.
I'd like to put the etec on that boat until I can upgrade my current boat. Things like if the exhaust will sit under water and stuff is my question.

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Don't know the boats myself for transom heights, etc., but I'd be pretty careful about exceeding the boat's HP rating.  Any "accident" most likely won't be covered.

Meanwhile, how do the motor Leg lengths compare?  Adding the 50 lbs will most likely have the stern sitting a bit lower than it used to.

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90 HP E-Tec E90DPLSUM  05184332
Lake Tawakoni, TX - Catfish Capital of Texas
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You may want to check with an attorney first and also look at your state laws as in some states, overpowering is illegal.  Evinrude installation books also tell not to overpower a boat.

Whoever installs the engine and makes it operational also becomes a manufacturer is the eyes of the law and is held accountable in addition to the boat owner and the operator. Is it really worth it?

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Joe_mama

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Legal stuff dont mean much. I'm in Canada, honestly it's only temporary. My boat right now is seriously under poweded with the 250lb motor I can haul the wife up out of the water or have pretty much everyone on the back of the boat without it really dipping. Its 7' wide at the back. Both motors are 20" shaft. I have seriously zero issues with the weight. Sure the boat will be 25hp over powered add on whatever the ho will spit out so like 30-40hp over rater lol but weight wise I'm totally within range.
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The 115HO output is close to 130 actual HP.  Be careful.

Too many of us see overpowered unsafe boats operated and sunk every year.
Reason why few of us will recommend any over powers.

Dying is NOT the final solution.

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++ to steelhead!  Hmmm, almost 1/3 over-powered?  When your transom and motor pass you, be reaching for the life jackets.  [wink]

Go real easy on the throttle, and just me, but I wouldn't even try seeing how fast it can plane.

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Joe_mama

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Well ended up.with the new Lund anyway. Still sad not to know what that old boat would do properly powered.
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