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bunnyk



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Engine too big? Reply with quote

Anyone know if a 2001 130hp four stroke engine is too large/heavy for a 20 foot capri?
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boatScotty
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Engine too big? Reply with quote

20' Bayliner Capri's are fitted with 5 litre v8's - what are you trying to put in? What did you have before? Some 2050's have 5.7 250HP.

the 1997 Bayliner capri 2050 had a 210 HP (4.3 L Mercury I/O) in it...

Are you refering to the Bayliner then??

I don't think the engine is too big.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Bayliner Capri, 16 years old. No engine in it currently, trying to decide whether to buy 130hp engine that someone is trying to sell.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Engine too big? Reply with quote

I would go for the engine - you might be a little bit slower, may upper 30's to low 40's. If you get something up in the 200+ HP, you will see the 50+ MPH.

Like in Mad Max - how fast do you want to go; it is just a matter of $'s

Oh, and there is no substitute for cubes (cubic inches).
Good luck and have fun!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Engine too big? Reply with quote

Hello bunnyK, you need to consider the outdrive gear ratio before you install an engine. Do you know what engine and drive package came with the boat?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Engine too big? Reply with quote

The most common engines fitted from the factory to the 1991 20' Bayliner Capri were the 120 HP 3.0L, Some were fitted with 145 HP motors

I would say that a 2001 130hp four stroke engine would be no problem...
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