jpeeze wrote:I was thinking real hard about the 2170 and I was wondering how do it perform in 2 3 footers. I also wanted to know some info on hp and is it a big difference between the Suzuki 175 and yam 150. This will be my first new boat and I will probably be going through crown Leisure Marine.
Jpeeze I also purchased my 2170 from Phillip at crown leisure. I cannot comment on the difference's
since I have never owned a suzuki. I can tell you that I have the f150 4 stroke yamaha, and I have
been very pleased with the performance. The gas consumption is pretty good. I feel fairly certain I
average around 4.5-5 mpg. If you are concerned about enough power, its plenty. When I first got
my rig, before I had the trolling motor I had out on the river & with my gps I got up to 49 mph. I
backed off because there was a lot of traffic that day. Since I put my trolling motor on I get WOT
around 45-47 mph. Personally I think you would be probably be okay with either motor. From what
I have read, 25 hp is not a great difference in speeds.
As far as riding through rough waters, I have been very very pleased. I can take a 2-3 foot chop
& cruise fine around 28-32 mph & not get beat up. Plus its a fairly dry boat. If the wind is blowing
hard & its rough there is no such thing as a dry boat. I would see if there is any way you could try
out both rigs if possible.
Formerly know as Fowl River Todd.