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Is 150 HP Enough?

knkpknkp USAMember Posts: 3
Been looking for a used 22 or 23' Sundeck. Mostly what I see is Yamaha 150 on the 22'. Is a 150 large enough the push a 22' with say 5 people while pulling a tuber? Im sure I would want the 200 on the 23' just not sure about the 22'. Dont want to buy a new boat so what is out there is what I have to deal with.

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  • maxbirdmaxbird Member Posts: 51 ✭✭
    Hurricane dealers mostly pushed their Sundecks with the less than the maximum hp engine to keep the price down.  Less than 20 footers usually came "standard" with 115 hp, and over 20 feet with 150 hp, even though max permissible hp was 200 or more depending upon the model.  I have a 195 Sundeck (19 ft, max hp 200)  that I optioned with a DF 175 Suzuki which has plenty of grunt, but you can still feel the drag when loaded with 5 people and a wakeboarder.  I would say that 115 hp on  a heavy 22 ft boat would be marginal for your needs.  
  • tmills3202tmills3202 Member Posts: 20 ✭✭
    I had an 2008 SD2000 Sundeck 20 foot with a Yamaha 200 and I felt that it was not very peppy at all. Ran like a clock but I was not impressed with the time it took to get on plane. I can't imagine how sluggish a 150 would have been. JMO
  • knkpknkp USAMember Posts: 3
    Thanks I will definitely research more. Problem is how do you test a boat with 5 people and pulling a tube. May have to rent one.
  • TimKLLTimKLL Member Posts: 38 ✭✭
    I have a 22' (Sundeck 2200 DC OB) with the Yamaha F200.  I debated over the same thing, but everything I saw would put the 150 as "adequate".  I wanted a little more than that.  Have been very happy with the 200.  Haven't tested the 150 under the conditions you mention, but have done exactly what you describe (5 + a tube) and it worked well - I can't help having the feeling that the 150 would have left me wanting more.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200
  • irab520irab520 USAMember Posts: 2
    I have a Sundeck 2200 (2016) with 150 Yamaha. More than adequate even with a lid of adults. Dealer was willing to upgrade to 200hp but after a sea trial I knew that then150 would be adequate and I am not sorry. 
  • bshippjrbshippjr Member Posts: 115 ✭✭✭
    edited July 30
    I have a SD217 with a 150 Johnson 2 stroke.  Loaded out with too much stuff and full tank of gas (52 gal) I can still get in 35+ mph at WOT, which is fine with me.  Generally cruise around 22-25 mph.  No issue pulling tubes.
    2000 Hurricane SD 217 OB
  • servmgr64servmgr64 Member Posts: 25 ✭✭
    I have a FunDeck 226 with the Merc 150 4 stroke. We pull tubers with 5-8 people in the boat all the time. Performance is very good. We have a 4 blade 15pitch prop.

    servmgr64 2013 FD226 2013 Mercury 150 4-stroke 2014 Shorelander
  • bigdillbigdill USAMember Posts: 3
    I would say go bigger than you think you need, we purchased a 24 ft that had been repowered with a honda 225, can easily pull a skier with 8  people onboard and can out run most weather
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