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50hp on 420 explorer trophy?

Discussion in 'Boats' started by deej, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. deej

    deej New Member

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    Looking at repowering my 420 trophy in coming months but need something descent to take over from 25 4 stroke yammy, since putting dual batts in and engel and a mate the 25 struggles with our weight. Was looking at 40 merc 4 stroke, 40 etec goin to be console drive but am wondering if anyone knows if i can up rate the hull to take a 50hp or can telewater sell you a sticker for insurance more than anything, cheers
     
  2. skinnee

    skinnee New Member

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    I would call telwater max weight is 110kg which is about a 50hp from memory, i got a 60HP rating for my Stacer Elite 435 (435 HT equiv)

    If telwater cant deliver for insurance purposes you would need an engineers report or boat builder report to certify the hull can handle 50HP.

    I have been in one with 50hp 4stroke yammy and moves along very well with a two batteries and 3 full sized blokes with the live well full.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009
  3. Native_Caster

    Native_Caster New Member

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    The 420 is rated to 40hp by quintrex you mite run into a few issues:unsure:. I reckon if you go a 40hp you would be alot better on power. I run a 3.95 with a 30hp in my opinion its underpowered:( I wanted to try a 40hp on it but insurance wont allow so looks like more coin in 1-2 years as will have to move to a 4-4.35 with 40hp-60hp .

    cheers

    Stephen
     
  4. deej

    deej New Member

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    Yeah been doin the ring around and 40 it is unless i go through engineer (not likely) so now its merc or etec?
     
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  6. Doodah

    Doodah New Member

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    You sure about the etec weight?
    I have a 2001 50hp Honda on my 455, it weighs 109KG, surely being 4 stroke the Honda would be heavier. Best outboard I have ever used, dunno how many hours it has on it, would be hundreds, but never been any trouble. Its even been used for wakeboarding when the fish shut down.
    Go the Honda, when you're on the water, reliability is everything. (sounds like an ad :) ) Too many eTec horror stories.

    New BF50 @ 98kg
    New BF60 @ 110kg
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  7. Ozzy

    Ozzy New Member

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    Just checked the weight of the etec on their site for a 50 HP

    E50DTL - 113 kg
    E50DPL - 109 kg
    E50DSL - 109 kg

    Cheers
    Ozzy
     
  8. deej

    deej New Member

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    thanks fellas i think its goin to be a 40, no luck gettin it uprated and still want to keep it insured more desicions now what kind of 40
     

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