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  2. Curt

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Great analogy.
  3. Chaparral Rider

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Another comparison...I have a supercharged waverunner and a non supercharged version...same exact model but one has the SC engine. SC has a little more HP due only to the forced induction and their top end speeds are within 4 or so mph (technical this is because of coast guard regulations that won't allow factory to let it go over 70 but I'll ignore that). It will take you exactly one second to see why people pay the extra for the SC if you rode both. It's not the top end because without gps, you'd probably not realize the difference, its the massive difference in how fast you get to the top end on one versus the other. Acceleration is where the money is at because you don't spend all day long at wot. You ride the naturally aspirated one and you think wow, that's fast, can't imagine anything faster and if you never ride an sc version, you get to go through life not knowing what you are missing out on. Don't be the non SC guy. ha ha.
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  5. Yea, but doesn't really matter because it didn't save your gimbal ring.
  6. Ponyboy96

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Here’s a link to a thread with the performance differences between the two. Different boat, but gives you a good idea of where the differences are. Next to none other than top end. If the same boat one with the f150 and other with the f200, I’d get the 200 if the price was only a couple g’s different. I own one with the f150 and it’s a great boat and engine. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/606212-yamaha-f150-vs-i4-f200-not-big-difference-2.html
  7. tomnjo

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    scchap, I know it's a Merc 200 on this test but I put this out there to point out that it may take a few more ponies to move the hull of the 210 Suncoast vs a V hull. I think I would opt for the 200 and I'm a bit of a cheapsk, er I mean frugal.
  8. I would check the battery isolator too. If that what it is? Its odd that the starting batteries were affected too. I would call ProMariner and see what the voltages should be on that type of battery.
  9. cyclops2

    Battery Charger Issues - Low Voltage on Batteries

    Not a good sign that all 3 are dead. Are any of the 18 cells low on water ? Top of the lead plates are showing clearly ?
  10. Jminz

    4/3 blade bravo props

    I have some 3x4 24ps on loan from my dealer to try out this weekend. If I like them I'm buying the ones pictured above. I'm not trading in my 26s if I can buy some 24s for $400.
  11. Are talking about my boat? Reads more like a Boeing 727.
  12. Roady68

    Battery Charger Issues - Low Voltage on Batteries

    The port and starboard batteries are 2015. House battery is 2017. I bought the boat in 2016. House battery got knocked over and cover dislodged when we splashed. So I needed a new house battery which I bought June of last year.
  13. cyclops2

    Battery Charger Issues - Low Voltage on Batteries

    What year is stamped on the batteries ? Are all the battery cells filled with enough water ? The date sticker can be on a side or top........... Like 4/2016 or even 4/16.....Equals month then the year.
  14. brick

    4/3 blade bravo props

    Buy new props, sell your old 26’s. brick
  15. Phillbo

    Most efficient rpm...

    It's good but I look at it as a treat after buying 5.00/gallon fuel Very expensive ice cream.
  16. TexasPilot71

    Best Dock Upgrade Ideas

    We just purchased an improved slip (covered) a couple months ago. It has a privacy fence and a tiki bar. First time upgrading a slip like this, but most of what we've done so far is outfit it and set up electrical "things" like mounting a television, stringing lights, refrigerator, rug, George Foreman stand up grill, etc. I'd like to replace some of the boards around the metal poles up and down the slip and maybe install a couple "bumpers"...maybe.
  17. JPFunk

    Most efficient rpm...

    Everybody raves over the Dangling Rope ice cream. Is it really that good, or is it just so far from civilization that it seems better? I guess I'll have to head south from Halls Crossing sometime and try it out for myself.
  18. Tom14032

    Question on gauges

    I have a couple lights out and one flickering on my gauge lights. Does anyone know how to access them? 1997 2335 SS
  19. Chaparral Rider

    Best Dock Upgrade Ideas

    For us, I'd say owning a house on the water so we don't need to do much to the dock.
  20. Ralph Nathanson

    Mooring cover

    It came with covers, was looking for quick on/off.
  21. Chaparral Rider

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    For such a small amount of money, I'd go with the 200. I bet it's barely 3mph difference on top end but loaded up, I bet the 200 will tow better. It's rare that we go wot for long because it isn't practical most days but we enjoy the lower and mid range bump from having a 300 vs a 260 in our boat. For something that you may keep for several years, there will come a day when you wished you had gotten the bigger engine. It may take a year or two for the newness to wear off, but It will show up at some point or another.
  22. jdsdls05

    ChapaRobalo 300 OSX New Model Announced

    I would love to see a larger twin outboard suncoast or ssx series
  23. scchap

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Thanks for the replys. The cost difference between the two motors is $3,600. I wouldn't hesitate spending the extra $$ if I could find a real world comparison that demonstrated the F200's superiority. With the type of boating I do, top speed isn't as important as torque. I have read that the F200 should, in theory, have more mid range torque. That should be better for water sports, but again this is just theory. Too bad Chap doesn't have a performance bulletin on the 210 Suncoast with the F200. Any dealers allow slalom skiing as part of a test drive? ;-)
  24. Phillbo

    Most efficient rpm...

    I can do about 160 miles on a tank of gas but never let the tank get less than half empty. It's 42 miles (without side trips up canyons) from the ramp the to marina up lake so I always top off when I am in the area (excuse to get some soft serve ice cream really ).
  25. Roady68

    Battery Charger Issues - Low Voltage on Batteries

    I looked through the manual and it looks like I have ProTech 61240. 3 banks 40 amp output, Port, Starboard and House battery. There are a few troubleshooting items in the manual. I printed those pages off and will get out to it tonight. Engines wouldn't start. All three batteries are low. No matter what switch position (there are two main switches), it just clicked the relays. When on shore power, the only items I leave on are the charger and refrigerator. I turn the DC switches to off. Only loads that I can see when the DC switches are off are the bilge pumps and corrosion protection. I also grabbed a better multi-meter so I can get some more accurate voltage and check amp draw.
  26. I would not do anything until you do some testing. From what you are saying, the battery/s on the house side are dying. Also that the charger is now powering the house side and that is why the lights go dim when you turn the charger off. Keep in mind too, that the house side does a lot of the load constantly. Its powering the fridge, lights, water, sump...... You really want 2 or 3 batteries or maybe one big battery for the house. Your charger should be in the 30 to 40 amp range and on the high end side so it produces a clean 12 volts. The finned box sounds like a battery isolator. How is it wired? Are all the batteries down go 9 volts? What is the output of the charger? Can you start the engines? That would be a sure way to know that those batteries are still good!
  27. cigarzfan

    ChapaRobalo 300 OSX New Model Announced

    Can only imagine what the MSRP on that will be!
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