would adding 5 HP make much difference?

8/30/15 @ 6:12 PM
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jbird68
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MEMBER since 1/24/05
My boat has a 25 HP motor on it. But it is rated for a 30hp motor. Would upgrading to a 30 HP motor make much difference?
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9/5/15 @ 10:41 AM
Ed Franko
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USER since 5/6/15
You might check with someone about the motor. It might be easy to hop it up rather than change.. I would not change a motor for 5 hp though.

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9/1/15 @ 5:39 AM
ihookem
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USER since 11/29/01
My boat is rated for a 40 horse . I had a 25 for years and went to a 30 horse. I had problems with it so I bought new motor and it was a 25. There is a bit of difference but I wouldn't bother to loose money over the idea if it were me.

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8/31/15 @ 9:15 PM
jbird68
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My 1998 14 ft Sea Nymph will get up on plane with two people just fine. But add one more and it struggles. Just wanting to find a way to remedy this situation. Already added a SE 200 tail to the lower unit.

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8/31/15 @ 4:31 PM
SnakeSter
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I say if you want to go as big as you can, Do it! If you know your 25hp, then you will notice a difference. It might plane out quicker, who knows, but do it if you want to. I would max out my boat right now if I wanted to spend the money. Right now I don't. You will notice a difference.

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8/31/15 @ 10:49 AM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12
I agree with what everybody below said with one caviot. If you are upgrading an old motor to a newer one, if may be worth it. My son has a 16' boat rated for a 30hp (I think). He had an early 80's vintage Evinrude 15 HP. I upgraded him to a late 90's vintage 25 HP. Granted that is a bigger HP increase, but the new motor is way stronger than the older one.

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8/31/15 @ 7:30 AM
nihsif
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MEMBER since 6/15/01
that's increasing your hp by 20%, so there would be some noticeable change, but maybe not dramatic, and likely not worth the expense??

question is, why are you considering? or are you just exploring the idea?

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8/31/15 @ 5:31 AM
Major Mark
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MEMBER since 5/20/05
minimal increase in top speed, hole shot. Cheaper way to change performance (if that's what you're after) would be a prop change

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8/30/15 @ 7:33 PM
Big_Shane
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USER since 3/26/15
No not much at all

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