2220 fisherman engine recommendations

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2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby Corkster » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:21 pm

I am buying a Blazer Bay in the next week, have been talking to several dealers.
Probaly go with G&F in Raceland. Cajun Outboards is keeps trying to put me
in a 22 foot Champion, kind of heavy but a nice boat and has not really been
dealing on the Blazer.
Anyone have a 150 4 stroke Yamaha on a 22 foot lined hull blazer?
Trying to decide if I must have the 200HP HDPI or at least a 200hp
4 stroke.
Lost a 2170 with a 150hdpi in katrina. The 150 was more than enough for me
on the 2170, it would do ~51GPS with the right conditions.
Gave my old boat away, was under water for 8 weeks and after a cleaning and
new starter is running again, still has the pre katrina plugs. Trailer still has the
same bearings.
Finally have a camp ready in Buras again, I did the land work before the boat.
Nice to see the site has some activity!
Brandon MS
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby rscott1261 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:03 pm

Hey i have a 2020 lined, with a yah, 150 4 str, in fresh water the best i get is 45-46 mph. i kinda wish i would have got the 200 hpr, would of had a better holeshot and top end. What kinda a motor will you get, i should have ordered mine like i wanted, i would have went with suzuki, i could have a got a 200, for less than my 150. good luck
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby Corkster » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:43 am

thanks for the info on your 20 footer, nice looking boat.
Perhaps you can get a different prop and increase the
plane and top end. Every boat and engine seems different.
The dealers I am talking too are mostly Yamaha and Merc.
They price the base 22 fisherman with a 200hp HDPI yamaha.
The 4 stroke 150hp has been quoted to me as almost $1k less.
Difficult to estimate a payback in a reasonable number of years,
to spend more on a 200hp or 225 4 stroke when you are a part time
boater and fisherman. And the 2 cycles and 4 strokes are somewhat
apples and oranges.
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby gdup » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:57 pm

Corkster, Get all the motor you can afford. I have a 2220pro w/ a 200 HPDI. It is a 2006 model. It runs 52 to 54 mph on GPS. I am very happy with the boat and motor. I only have 89 hours on it, due to working all the time. But when work slows up, I will be ready. :D
2220Pro w/ 200HPDI, 80#MinnKota, 24volt onboard charger, Garman 541s, And a Huge Smile
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby rorgero » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:40 pm

Wouldn't get the 150 hp. You might save a little up front but will regret it later on. I just purchased a 2008 model 2220 fisherman with Z200 hpdi 25 in. foot and I love my boat and motor... Perfect setup. With 2 people, full tank of fuel ,and gear she runs about 52 to 54 mph with gps. I got up to 57 mph one person half tank of fuel.Boat cruses well at about 4000 to 4300RPMs.38 to 41 mph. If you can get it with a Bob's jack plate go for it. Adds to the performance.
I had spoke with a tech. at the dealer I purchase my boat from and he toll me he went motor test one with a new 250 HPDI and he got it to 61 mph , gps and there was a little more before he had to back off. The thing that sold me with the Z200 was taking a test drive.It's the only way to know what your getting.
The 150 will move the boat in the mid. 40's but you'll have to run it WOT. (Some dealers will under power a boat to make the price more appealing to the buyer.)
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby SPICY-D » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:10 pm


I test drove a 2220 Fisherman in Kemah TX, it had a Suzuki 200 4 stk on it and it had a great hole shot. Don't know what top speed was due to the fact that the water was to rough that day. We got it up around 46 ish and had to back off.
I ordered a 2220 Fisherman about 2 weeks ago with a Merc 225 XS. They tell me that it has a bang of a hole shot and it will SCREAM & FLY, they're estimating every bit of 55 + if not exceeding 60mph @ WOT.
I'm anxious to see what it's going to do. I've had a lot of sleepless nights since buying the boat, (can't wait, but i have no choice) and it's gonna have a 10" Bobs jack plate.
Will update and let all know after break-in. :D

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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby BigFoot » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:22 am

I've got the 2220 Fisherman with a 175 Suzuki and am very please with it runs in the 45 range. I would go with the 200 if I had to do it over again just to have the extra kick.
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby neverenough » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:56 am

atleast a 200hp. i really like the hpdi's! don't know if money is a issue but, the mercury pro xs series is bad ass!!!
2220 professional 300 hpdi
"Never Enough"
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby Corkster » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:10 pm

thanks, I am going with the 200 HPDI or if I can get the dealer down some
a 225 HP 4 stroke. Money is always an issue but it becomes
less relevant after 2-3 years. I am a yamaha fan based on past
experience. My 2170 would do 50-53 mph but I almost never
drove above 45mph, mostly in 35-49mph range. I am a
conservative guy.
I saw a 22 foot blazer fisherman with the front bait well removed
and a ice chest for a seat. Liked the layout very much.
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Re: 2220 fisherman engine recommendations

Postby rorgero » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:28 pm

I got mines without the baitwell on the console. Didn't like the idea of putting fish in the storage of the boat then taking it out to put in and ice chest when I got to the house. Less mess.
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