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    Here I am, going about it backwards again. Have motor, looking for boat.

    My question is... what is the largest size boat that a 140 would be "reasonable" power on? 20'? 21?

    (On a 17, a 140 is "crazy", a 115 is "ideal", a 90 is "aaalso ideal", and a 75 is "reasonable", being the smallest motor you'd put on the boat to still get on plane with a coupla guys, etc).
    \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

  • #2
    I'm thinking a 19 or 20.

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    • #3
      Dude,

      If a 140 is crazy,,, what's that make Gary with a 150 on his angler?

      [:u][:u][:u][:u][:u]

      I'm thinking run with the 140 on the 17....

      be safe and run nutty!!!

      SB
      Tim[br]1981 19 (project)[br]prior 1978 17 angler (sold)[br]

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by saltyballs


        Dude,

        If a 140 is crazy,,, what's that make Gary with a 150 on his angler?



        Gary's in a league of his own,... let's call it "The Chuck Yeager Club". In a recent phone conversation he said he's getting 200+ at the prop after a rebuild and carb upgrades, etc. [:0]

        Oh, and I'm not getting rid of the 17... the thing is I have TWO motors. I'd received an email or two from parties interesting in buying the other motor, but I'd rather hang it on something myself.
        \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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        • #5
          Mub, if the 140 is a 4 cyl you will have no problem with a stock transom. Mine is beefed up with gussets fore the added power.

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          • #6
            Thanks Gary, that's good to hear.

            Would anyone else like to weigh in on the largest boat a 140 could handle? I'd otherwise take Bobby's word as gold, but you FL guys seem to have this thing for overpowering. [:x)]

            I still think a 21 isn't out of the question. I'd like to have the 19 in the Boat Trader down in Ft Laud, but I'd have to take a mortgage out for the gas to bring it back here to VA.
            \'72 Mako 17, Suzuki 140 FOR SALE[br]\'74 Mako 19B Project FOR SALE[br]Seabird 21 Project FOR SALE[br]San Juan 28 sailboat [br]Wake, VA[br][IMG]

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            • #7
              I'm thinking a 12 footer would be about right for a 140[] (Wouldn't THAT be a GASSSSSS !!![][][][:0][:0][][}][]

              YEE HA_A_A_A_A_A!!!
              Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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              • #8
                Because the 20s are flatter and more of a bay boat your 140 would work great on one. I have a 115 suzi. on a 20 at it runs out at 38mph at 5500 rpms. BTW I hardly ever sell a loose motor, I most always find another boat that needs one and sell the package. You will realize more profit that way.(in my opinion) dave
                [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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