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Old 03-23-2006, 12:31 PM
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I'm thinkin of putting a set on my 24, maybe next year. They are 120#'s more (each) than my 280s. Do you think this will cause any balance issues or be to much weight hanging of the back?
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:59 PM
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I would say yes to the weight and balance issues. 300's on the back of 28's cause balance issues. Are you looking for more reliability? I would think the 280's would be faster??
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I just thought it would be nice to have two NEW motors that get awesome gas mileage & still run 115-120. Kenny was telling me about the new 300's & they just sound awesome. Thanks for the help.

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Has anybody put optimax's on a 24? I'm thinking about upgrading from my 280's... I'm not very educated about outboards, what are people putting on the back of 24's these days?

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IMPO I Would Put A New Set Of 200XS Optis On The Back ,,The 300s Are Going To Throw The CG Way Off,,Those Boats Were Designed For The 200s Back When,,, Just sayin,,,
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I agree, with LS, the bigger 3 litre motors are too big for the 24' I myself love my boat with 200's. 280's would be a lot of fun but 115+ in a 24 would be pretty hairy.
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My 24 does 118 with 3 people and half a tank of fuel. I don't want to give up any top end... Just sick of all the gear case issues with the 280's..

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What issues are u havin?? None With Mine ,,Same Speeds ,,????
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What issues are u havin?? None With Mine ,,Same Speeds ,,????
Lower like to loosen up while running... And parts are hard to find. It would be nice to shift it while it running too , lol!
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If I remember correctly, there was a 24 on the lake that went from 2.5's to 250's, possibly it was 225's opti's and was just over the 100 mark - no smoke, no oil, GREAT MPG, easy shift and idled like a kitten...

this was the first year when the optis were introduced and shortly there after the owner went to a 32 Skater

The owner was apparently really happy as he only gave up a few mph for all the conveniences
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