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Old 11-22-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Boat engine question

I figure RV guys are not that far away from boat guys so..... I am looking at getting a tritoon (pontoon) boat. There is a 22 tritoon for sale that appears to be a decent boat at a reasonable price and it has a 115hp outboard on it. Will a 115hp outboard on a 22 tritoon pull a skier very well?

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Boat engine question

I don't mean to sound rude but really? I have been a boater all my life until 2 yrs ago. There is no similarity between a RV and your question at all. I could give you my opinion on your question but I don't think we should take this post down this road.


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Old 11-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Here is a web site that says you can.

A pontoon boat is my next toy !

http://betterboat.com/pontoon/can-sk...-pontoon-boat/
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Touchy touchy touchy! I didn't know we, RVers, were so stiff, get a life! To address your question It might but I'd like something stronger in HP. I'v been around RV's and boats all my life and they are relativity the same, things we pour money into.
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I don't think so. The first specs i found rated that hull for over twice that much horsepower as max. Also, I have a 115 on a 24' skiff, which is flat bottomed and maybe lighter than your tritoon, and it struggles with a skier.
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Kind of like a 115hp in a motorhome, it will drag a skier if you have enough snow,
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:56 PM   #7
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Really depends on the skier. A 250 pound out of shape grandpa would struggle at best to get up on skies behind a 115hp . A 100 pound fit teen would do good and a 60 pound grandson would love it. Thing is they will not be as happy if pontoon is loaded with folks which will eat up your horse power. Lots of trade offs to consider.
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If you are going to ski and also have a few people on board, I would think a minimum of 200 HP.
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You can get the grandchildren up on two skis just fine.
With maybe two adults on board.
To slolom ski an adult?
Doubt it.

The pontoon we ski behind has a 250 HP.
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I figure RV guys are not that far away from boat guys so..... I am looking at getting a tritoon (pontoon) boat. There is a 22 tritoon for sale that appears to be a decent boat at a reasonable price and it has a 115hp outboard on it. Will a 115hp outboard on a 22 tritoon pull a skier very well?

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Buy another 115 HP motor, and then you can do what you want! No Problem! 230 HP should do it! Rail!
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Buy another 115 HP motor, and then you can do what you want! No Problem! 230 HP should do it! Rail!
Great idea! A friend of my dad's that made a living repairing outboard motors used to say "The most reliable outboard is a second one "
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I don't mean to sound rude but really? I have been a boater all my life until 2 yrs ago. There is no similarity between a RV and your question at all. I could give you my opinion on your question but I don't think we should take this post down this road.


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When someone starts with I dont mean to sound rude but... it translates directly to Im going to be rude, so get ready.

Thanks for your thoughtful response though 😉
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Thanks for the input. I had to ask because Thats the first question she had. Im not interested in skiing anymore but sounds like she might be.
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Read the Just Conversation description it specifically says for non RV topics. So, my 24'twin tube with lifting strikes will do well with 1 skier. The third pontoon adds some drag, plus extra weight will also have an effect. So, I think 200 would be better.

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