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« on: November 10, 2013, 09:24:03 PM »

I have a 19 ft Pro line sport and would like to get a little more speed out of it. It currently has the original 2001 125 Mercury and tops out at about 35 mph. Is 200 hp too much power for this boat? I am concerned about the transom being strong enough for the power. Am I asking too much from this boat? Any help will be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 05:43:50 AM »

A few questions for you, first what year is the boat?
I know most 19' boats have a max hp rating, what does your coast guard sticker rate your boat max hp rate it at. If you go beyond the rating your insurance would most likely drop you and if you had an accident on the water you would open yourself up to a whole lot of issues.
Most 19' boats are rated for a max of 150hp. A change of prop pitch will change your top end speed but effects your out of the hole.

1988 Proline Sportsman 21' CC/ 140 Johnson
2007 Nitro 591DC/150 Verado
2008 Sea Chaser 19CC/ 150 Suzuki
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 10:54:56 AM »

IS THE Capacity plate still on the boat.?
IF not email proline cust service .
Im pretty sure you can use more than you have but dont know the max.
Also if you stay with 2stroke the weight will be less, but not the thrust and torque moment on the transom. they will be  equal.
Many 19footers are rated at 200hp but fishing boats are often powered below max becuase they are used for slow and midrange speeds , not top speed runs often.
plate would likely  normally have been  bright yellow

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