300 HP motor on 23 RSBA Bennington

Tulsa

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First time post. Thanks for having me in the group. I’m looking at a 24 ft or so R series Bennington. It has a beautiful 300 hp outboard on it. My question is: Do you think it is too much weight on the back of a 24 footer and causes the back of the toons to sit low in the water. Just looks a little odd to me. Wondering if others have thoughts on this? Thank you in advance.
 

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I have a 2018 23 RSFB with a 300 on it, and it doesn’t sit nearly as low in the rear as the one pictured in that last post. Only about 50% of the pontoon is submerged in the rear on mine.
 

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Sand bags in front loungers will level it out .... :D

Inside forum joke ...
 

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Here is my R23 which is 25 feet of deck with a 300HP Yamaha. I think it looks fine. You don’t even notice lower back end.
 

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Yes. Unbelievable torque. I have owned many boats (sea ray 340 sundancer, sea ray 270 slx, Harris Crowne, Bennington 2375 gcw arch and others) but this QX25 is my favorite so far.
 

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5.0L V8, 260 hp I/O.
It's no big-block but she sits pretty level (with no sandbags in the bow!)
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I've always liked I/O for that reason.

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As a point of information, how fast will the Q and a 300 Yamaha run on top end?
I get 47 and occasional 48 out of R23 with Yamaha 300. Q might get another MPH or two with curved front. Most tests I have seen have it around where I am at.
 
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