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Mate
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-24-2015

Engine choice

I'm buying a 2015 24ft sylvan pontoon with twin rpt tube and im having trouble choosing a engine the boat is about 2400 lbs without engine . i would like to be able to run 32 mph sometimes I pull a tube but mostly just riding my choices are 115 up to 150 and should i go with the pontton series or regular engine didn't know if there was any new technology in the pontoon series . will the lower gearing in the pontoon series slow my top end ?
Admiral
Posts: 7,843
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Engine choice

For a 24' pontoon boat pulling tubes, a 150 would be a better choice than a 115. The pontoon version 150 would be recommended but the regular 150 is a good engine also.

 

You can view performance reports on the Evinrude website.

 

http://www.evinrude.com/en-us/tools/performance-reports-library

 

 

 


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Captain
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎09-04-2014

Re: Engine choice

i have the 115 hp pontoon on a 23 ft starcraft 236 fish n cruise

i hit approx 43 km/hr and that with towing my 8 and 12 yr old on a tube and me and my wife on board

i love the engine
Skipper
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎06-14-2012

Re: Engine choice

I would go with the 150.    It may use less fuel as the 150 will use less throttle.  But you may, (once in a while) , want to stand the toon on it's tail.

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Admiral
Posts: 7,843
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Engine choice

 

 

For less money but with very similar performnce, the 135 HO would be a good choice over a 150.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



***************

The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.