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Re-powering my 2001 Aqua Patio
I own a 2001 Aqua Patio 24LE with a 90hp Johnson 2 cycle
outboard that weighs 319lbs. I am
looking to re-power it with a 4 cycle outboard.
The Aqua Patio is rated at 140hp max.
I am looking at either a Yamaha 115hp vmax @ 377lbs or a Honda 135hp @
485lbs. In 2001, a Johnson 135hp weighed
378lbs and a Honda 130hp was 496lbs. Not
sure why Honda's are so much heavier than other manufacturers. I am concerned that if I get a 2017 Honda 135hp @
485lbs that the Aqua Patio would be stern heavy and when running on the water would push the
stern down too much impacting how the boat rides. Looking for advice on what the correct course
of action would be. I would love to
maximize HP but not at the expense of comfort and having to stand up to look
over the bow because it is sitting so high due to the engine weight and power
when on the water. Please advise. Thanks