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I have a sea trial appointment with my dealer. The boat is a 2007 2320 SL with a yami F200.

Is the 200 sufficent? Or will I need the 250?

I will be runing with with one other guy the majority of the time with your average fishing gear.

Thanks
 

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I have the cc version of the boat you're looking at. With a 225-4, performance is acceptable. The 23 cabin weighs maybe 700# more?

I would go straight to the 250-4 (almost the same price as 200).
 

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Not sure where the F200 is, but reports are the F225 barely makes the rated horsepower, which can be +/- 10% of the label on the OB cowling. Only thing about the F250 is that I also hear that while it has ample power, it only does so running higher octane fuels.

Leaving that aside, if given the choice between 200 and 250 ponies ... no question, go more :) !
 

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I have an F250 on my 2320SL. I'm very happy with the performance and fuel mileage. It's the perfect combo. Go for it. 8)
 

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I have a 2320SL F250. I am completly satisified with performance and mileage. I have alot of weight with a 150qt cooler and a 50gal bait tank.I think I am about 5700lbs on the water.
 

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I also have an F 250 and would not desire much less.

mine takes 38 to 3900rpm to get on plane and stay there which is fine.

However, a smaller engine would have to work harder to do the same and with a full tank and 3 bodies I just do not think a smaller engine would last as long working that hard on a DV.

John
 

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From the way you pose the question.... will it be sufficient.... the answer would be yes.

I think Parker does a good job with matching the low end of the power spectrum on their boats.

For example: I have an F225 that is at the low end and I find it sufficient and economical. Given that they make about 210 hp and the F200 makes close to 200 then it is reasonable to say you should get sufficient performance from the 2320.

On the other hand only you can answer the question: Will I be satisfied with the sufficient power or will I want more? Another question at the time of resale will be: What do buyers of used boats want?

If I had the choice I would go ahead and pay the extra for the F250 and you will never have to wonder again.

I would also like the 250 but I don't need it and it isn't practical at this time. In a couple of years I'm going to get the 300 or the 300+ (which by the way in a couple of years when all the manufacturers have 300+ it is going to make the 200 seem small...... see.... another reason to get the F250!

Have fun shopping!

Richard
 

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I have a2320 sportcabin with a sx200, get the 250 better out of hole and less motor wear in long run. Good luck!
 

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I have performance numbers from Robin at Parker for the F200 and F225 if that helps you. First is with the F200:

PERFORMANCE DATA SHEET

TEST BOAT: 2320SL
DATE: 10/4/2004 WEATHER COND.: P/CLDY
MANUF. NUMBER: HF001 TEMP.(DEG.)- 83
TEST POWER: F200 WIND(MPH)- <5
PROPELLER: 14 1/2 X 21 SEAS- CALM
GEAR RATIO: 2.0:1 HUMIDITY- 85%
TRANS. CONFIG.: FULL

TOTAL WEIGHT
HULL- 4110 ENGINE TEMP NORM
ENGINE(S)- 583
FUEL- 928
PEOPLE- 170
GEAR 30
__________-
TOTAL WT.= 5821

SPEED COLLECTED BY : GPS
RPM UP WIND/TIDE DOWN WIND/TIDE AVERAGE MPH GPH
1000 4.1 5 4.55 1
1500 6 6.5 6.25 1.8
2000 7.3 8.2 7.75 2.5
2500 8.3 8.9 8.6 4.5
3000 10.2 11.1 10.65 6.5
3500 17.2 18.3 17.75 7.4
4000 26.3 26.6 26.45 8.9
4500 30.9 31.4 31.15 10.4
5000 35.2 36.4 35.8 13.3
5500 39.4 40.7 40.05 13.9
5800 40.8 41.3 41.05 16.7

OPERATOR EPD

DRAFT OF CHINE @ TRANSOM 3 1/2 IN.

LENGTH OF WATERLINE ON HULLSIDE 138 1/2 IN.

ANGLE OF COCKPIT SOLE (FULLY LOADED) 2.5 DEG.

DISTANCE FROM WATERLINE TO CENTER OF SCUPPER 4.5 IN.

BRIDGE CLEARANCE 77 1/2 IN.





and now the F225


PERFORMANCE DATA SHEET

TEST BOAT: 2320SL
DATE: 11/1/2004 WEATHER COND.: SUNNY
MANUF. NUMBER: HF008 TEMP.(DEG.)- 78
TEST POWER: F225 WIND(MPH)- 10-15
PROPELLER: 14 1/2 X19 SEAS- 1FT
GEAR RATIO: 2.0:1 HUMIDITY- 85%
TRANS. CONFIG.: FULL

TOTAL WEIGHT
HULL- 4110 ENGINE TEMP NORM
ENGINE(S)- 583
FUEL- 928
PEOPLE- 170
GEAR 30
__________-
TOTAL WT.= 5821

SPEED COLLECTED BY : GPS
RPM UP WIND/TIDE DOWN WIND/TIDE AVERAGE MPH GPH MPG
1000 4.3 5.5 4.9 1 4.30
1500 6 7.5 6.75 2.1 2.86
2000 7.8 9 8.4 2.9 2.69
2500 8.1 9.9 9 5.1 1.59
3000 9.4 11.3 10.35 6.9 1.36
3500 19.1 20.3 19.7 8.3 2.30
4000 26.4 28.5 27.45 9.9 2.67
4500 32.5 33.9 33.2 11.8 2.75
5000 37.3 38.9 38.1 14.2 2.63
5500 41.1 43.2 42.15 19.2 2.14
6000 43 44.3 43.65 19.9 2.16

OPERATOR EPD

DRAFT OF CHINE @ TRANSOM 3 1/2 IN.

LENGTH OF WATERLINE ON HULLSIDE 138 1/2 IN.

ANGLE OF COCKPIT SOLE (FULLY LOADED) 2.5 DEG.

DISTANCE FROM WATERLINE TO CENTER OF SCUPPER 4.5 IN.

BRIDGE CLEARANCE 77 1/2 IN.
 

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Wow, if those numbers are 'right", I'd buy the F200 as she's better on fuel. But I wudda guessed that a LOWER hp OB would have used a LOWER pitched prop ... can't believe they get those numbers with a 21" pitch prop on an F200 compared to the 19" pitch prop on the F225 :roll: . I remain confused ...

Usually the lesser hp OB would wear, say a 17" wheel and the higher rated one a 19" wheel, or similar arrangement.

Then again, it also might show that the F200 has some serious conjones to it, while the F225 is the alleged dog it is purported to be, at least in the OB hp wars.
 

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Can't remember where I heard it, might have been from Schrader Yacht Sales in NJ, but supposedly it is possible to have an F200 which puts out more ponies than the F225.

Anyways, rumours, so treat as such. I did find the numbers that Robin emailed me regarding my 2520SL with an F250 to be right on with what I have found, and so I trust the numbers I posted above for the 2320 and F200 and F225 combinations.
 

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Don't make the same $10k mistake I did !!!
It cost me $10k to repower my 2320 with the f200 (Way underpowered)
to a f250
 

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ParkerSal":2my5ts9p said:
... supposedly it is possible to have an F200 which puts out more ponies than the F225
That is true, as the Federal mandate on labeling claims is agreed to be + or - 10% of the rated horsepower. So an F200 could actually be a 220hp motor, while a F225 could actually be around 205hp.

The only thing about these alleged 'dyno test results' are is that a sample of 1 or 2 motors here and there is absolutely USELESS.

When I was in the engine business making gas turboshaft engines for the Apache attack helicopter and AH60 Blackhawk transport helicopter, all motors were dyno'd. We used to call high HP motors "boomers". No motor would be sold unless it met the minimum rated HP the Dept of Defense sepcified, but I can tell you that 'boomers' were noted and usually reserved for use in special ops birds.

That said, I also agree with Capt Ron ... better to have too much than too little ...
 

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Get the 250 the 200 is underpowered, please believe us who have 200hps on these boats, you will thank us in a following sea in a inlet!
 

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