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300 HP motor on 23 RSBA Bennington

Discussion in 'Technical Stuff' started by Tulsa, Jul 13, 2019 at 4:01 PM.

  1. Tulsa

    Tulsa New Member

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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 like the low in the water look. 5E1FB593-4685-4F78-A7B5-471B9ED5D3A4.jpeg
     
  3. Tulsa

    Tulsa New Member

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    It does look like it will take off!
     
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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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  5. Tulsa

    Tulsa New Member

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    I think 6-8 inches are out. I’m good with it as long as there’s no known issue with it. Thanks for the help.
     

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    1trotter Well-Known Member

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    I have had zero issues
     
  7. SEMPERFI8387

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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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    I have a Merc 350 on the back of our 2018 23RSB it doesn't sit that low in the water. Your Fine

    But what Id really like to know is Does that QX25 Launch out of the water with that 502 Big block
     
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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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    Tin Diesel Well-Known Member

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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!)
    :D

    I've always liked I/O for that reason.

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