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Old 14-10-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Engine size on ring 16

What's the biggest size engine I could fit on a ring 16 with out it being to stupid , thanks mark
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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We put a 175 on a 15, was fun but a bit silly! Had to get someone to stand on the nose before you went back to squeeze the priming bulb.
Was quick though, depends what your using it for really!

Replaced it with a merc 90 3cyl and it was as much fun, handled 100 times better in any chop, much better manners!

If I had a choice of any engine, I'd be looking for a yam 90 or maybe a 115/130
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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A guy used to have a 115 Yam on a 16 at the Stone, I always thought that looked a real nice package
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Old 14-10-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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I had a 100 mercury then changed it for a 135 mercury I wouldn't want to go much bigger than that but people have
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Old 14-10-2011, 07:12 AM   #5
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Years ago i looked after a P16 with a 150 V6 merc, it was silly, hard to control and not as quick as you'd think. horses for courses.
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Old 14-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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if it were me and I wanted a quick 16, i'd go a 90 yam all day long. Plenty of power, reasonable economy and reliable. Has to be the ideal motor
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Old 14-10-2011, 11:06 AM   #7
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I'm with doc on this one
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Old 14-10-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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Makes a good rig with a Yam V4 if set up well although 90 Yam is more than adequate. Would make a good B Class boat.
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #9
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O know a certain person that had a 2.5 on 1!!! What a mad head!
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #10
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xr2

we tried an xr2 on a ring 16 then put it on a tandem 16 phantom for the 3hr race on windermere, good fun but much better on an 18 (yam 130 is the way to go)
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Old 14-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
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In the seventies and early eighties we had a fleet of about 16 boats with 85hp yam or Suzukis on them ,then replaced by 90hp models.Most of them were 16foot rings.
The quickest one though was powered by a straight six 115hp Merc
I drove that one when it came over and it was a lovely boat even with dash mounted trim controls at the time.
Modern motors being a little heavier these days I would try and put on a good secondhand one or a115hp HO Evinrude if flush and feeling brave !
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Old 14-10-2011, 01:06 PM   #12
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Ring 16 Merc 200:
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Old 14-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #13
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See had 77 mph gps on the p16 how quick is the ring ?
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Old 15-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #15
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I had a 120HP force on my ring16 years ago. Went really well! I'd say a 90 would be just as good thou
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