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Old 19-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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ANy Idea what difference a third engine would do

Hello, I am currently running Twin 200 mercurys, on a Ring 24 and i now have a idea of adding a third, It is easy enough to move the gill brackets and fitting etc, was just thinking speed wise, or would 3 engines just bog it down?
Any ideas what this may do, would it be a justifiable increase in speed,or would it just be a waist of money to by another engine and to fuel another.
The boat is currently running in the 70s But would like to hit the 80/90 mph mark.
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Old 19-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Hello, I am currently running Twin 200 mercurys, on a Ring 24 and i now have a idea of adding a third, It is easy enough to move the gill brackets and fitting etc, was just thinking speed wise, or would 3 engines just bog it down?
Any ideas what this may do, would it be a justifiable increase in speed,or would it just be a waist of money to by another engine and to fuel another.
The boat is currently running in the 70s But would like to hit the 80/90 mph mark.
Too much weight, for little extra performance(if any), sell both 200's and put a 300 on it, cheaper to maintain, fuel costs etc with same or better performance
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Sell both 200s and put 2 300s on it
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Speed costs weight so what do we cut off first
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Old 20-07-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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there was a bernico with triple 260's in ski racing a few years ago but he removed 1 engine as there was no real benefit as the extra drag it created along with the extra weight of the fuel etc it was no faster. just swap ya powerheads for 260's / 280's and you'll be amazed at the difference!! a single 300x wouldnt be far behind either mind
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