I would not unless I found a screaming deal on them. For me I do not need 55-60mph top end and 40+mph cruise. I will be happy with 40mph top end and 25-30 cruise. Most times in the ocean up here I will be happy to get over 25mph.Curious if you could explain why you would recommend those over say twin 200s on a boat this size.
I believe there is a opinion of many that there is better fuel economy running less horsepower vs running max rated horsepower from the manufacturerCurious if you could explain why you would recommend those over say twin 200s on a boat this size.
this will be for a new build. They have done one with twin 225 etecs and said its overpowered. Did not say what the max would be, just did not recommend more then twin 200's. Mercs cost to much more so not really in the picture for me.Is this for a new boat or a restoration?
I’m rebuilding an 83 26’Farallon and I’ve been debating over twin 200 and twin 225 Mercury. The weight is the same. When I spoke with Farallon they said my boat had no HP rating because they were custom boats back then. Not sure if that’s true.
only couple grand more for the quotes I received for the twin 200's. Twin 175's where the same money. I have a T8 kicker already but if not twin 200 would be same money or cheaper.Given the options you outline, I'd go 2x200hp.
Adding a kicker with controls and steering and AP? All that stuff adds up quick. Twin 200s shouldn't be that very much more than a Df300b plus kicker and accessories.
Farallon has the specs on there site. 26' AOL, 8.5' beam, 20degree deadrise and approximate weight of 7000lb. I believe that that the 200's will be the way I go. Will not even notice the couple grand in price difference 6 months down the road.Farallon's website is garbage. They need to add build specs and performance specs.
You said 5100 dry weight. What is the beam and deadrise?
More beam and deeper V both require more HP.
My boat is about 26' 6" (discounting the bow pulpit). 8.5 foot beam. 19 degrees at the transom. Hardtop and full curtains. Listed at 4250 dry weight, 6000 trailer weight.
Single Df300 with 3x16x18.5P prop. Full fuel (175 gal) and only me. Best cruise is 25 to 30 mph.
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I'm very happy with my single. The Farallon is starting out nearly 1000# heavier. I think twin 200s is the answer. Two props for better bite and lift.
Don't let the T8 cloud your decision. I'm all for saving $$$ and using what I already own but you need to power it properly. Sell the kicker. They are always in demand.