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Too big ?

Sun, 2021-02-21 17:38

 Unfortunately my motor is too old and small to swap but very curious as to why you think the 135 is too big . Generally you can get away with a larger motor on a rib due to displacement,but the cruising speeds and revs should put you in a comfortable rpm band for economy ?? You can never have "too much " power when it comes to boats especially when you have extra people / gear on board and you get into some rougher weather and have to " drive " the boat in and out of waves . 

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Sun, 2021-02-21 19:37

Keep the donk and drive it like you stole it. Mate of mine has the same size tender as you with a zook 140 on the back power feels good when it's loaded up with three guys and a whole pile of dive gear. It's better to have more power than you need and not use it than to not have enough power and need it. Bigger motor will also not be working as hard too.


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 Keep what you got . Silver

Sun, 2021-02-21 19:46

 Keep what you got . Silver fox nailed it on his explanation.  Go smaller and you might regret it and be kicking yourself 


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 I would tend to agree with

Mon, 2021-02-22 07:08

 I would tend to agree with the earlier posts. Sitting at comfortable speed at 2/3 or 3/4 revs is better than being at full noise and speed not aligning to the conditions.