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Old 08-11-2015, 03:37 PM
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What is the minimum amount of power a Skater 32B should have to run well, 500 per side?
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yes..... or a pair of outboards or more lol
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115+ is ez with 525's
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Imo, it depends on the water conditions you're going to be running in. If you're talking rough water, 500 per side would probably be ok, but if you plan on running smooth water a lot, you'll want more than that. The 32B has a porpoise from 60-100 when loaded with people/fuel on flat water, so to get up over the porpoise range and stay there (100+mph), you'd better have more than 500 a side to not be killing your motors all the time. There were a couple 32Bs out here where I live, and they both had 575SCIs w/ intercoolers on them, and I would say that would be the least power I would put in one for smooth water running. (650hp a side). In rough water conditions, the porpoise isn't there, so it has no effect on how fast you have to run, at which point I'd say you might be ok with 500 a side. I've got 800hp a side in my 30, and for smooth water running, I personally wouldn't want any less. My 30 has a porpoise from 60-90, so I have to cruise 100mph when loaded with people and fuel to stay over the porpoise range on smooth water. These true cats want hp!
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Originally Posted by Skater30 View Post
Imo, it depends on the water conditions you're going to be running in. If you're talking rough water, 500 per side would probably be ok, but if you plan on running smooth water a lot, you'll want more than that. The 32B has a porpoise from 60-100 when loaded with people/fuel on flat water, so to get up over the porpoise range and stay there (100+mph), you'd better have more than 500 a side to not be killing your motors all the time. There were a couple 32Bs out here where I live, and they both had 575SCIs w/ intercoolers on them, and I would say that would be the least power I would put in one for smooth water running. (650hp a side). In rough water conditions, the porpoise isn't there, so it has no effect on how fast you have to run, at which point I'd say you might be ok with 500 a side. I've got 800hp a side in my 30, and for smooth water running, I personally wouldn't want any less. My 30 has a porpoise from 60-90, so I have to cruise 100mph when loaded with people and fuel to stay over the porpoise range on smooth water. These true cats want hp!
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Thanks great info. just what I was looking for...
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Originally Posted by Skater30 View Post
Imo, it depends on the water conditions you're going to be running in. If you're talking rough water, 500 per side would probably be ok, but if you plan on running smooth water a lot, you'll want more than that. The 32B has a porpoise from 60-100 when loaded with people/fuel on flat water, so to get up over the porpoise range and stay there (100+mph), you'd better have more than 500 a side to not be killing your motors all the time. There were a couple 32Bs out here where I live, and they both had 575SCIs w/ intercoolers on them, and I would say that would be the least power I would put in one for smooth water running. (650hp a side). In rough water conditions, the porpoise isn't there, so it has no effect on how fast you have to run, at which point I'd say you might be ok with 500 a side. I've got 800hp a side in my 30, and for smooth water running, I personally wouldn't want any less. My 30 has a porpoise from 60-90, so I have to cruise 100mph when loaded with people and fuel to stay over the porpoise range on smooth water. These true cats want hp!

This statement couldn't be anymore accurate! I had a 31 A/O with 500's and in calmer water had to drive WOT to keep it above the porpoise zone.
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Don't you just hate smooth water........
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don't you just hate smooth water........
all day every day!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by skate View Post
Don't you just hate smooth water........
Actually, in my Talon 25, it doesn't matter, she never porpoises. And I know that it's center pod cat, hence my Q about the 32B, thinking about something a little bigger....
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If you keep the boat light with optimal x dimension you can have little to no hop in a 32B bravo boat. The most hop I have is 55-72 MPH (unless in a heavy tailwind). 120+ MPH is totally achievable with a prop that will make the rev limiter on 525's (34 hering 5 blade inbound rotation)
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