25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

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25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby brandonss1 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:09 pm

i was wondering if a 25 suzuki would be to heavy for a 1440 lowe mod v boat and was also wondering how much a suzuki weighs i currently have a 1971 25 johnson on there now that has finnly bit the dust an i am looking to upgrade to a more powerful motor just wanted to hear some opinons
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby tknight006 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:50 am

I run a 25hp merc on my 1436... heck with coast guard "suggestions"


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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby handyandy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:46 am

is the suzuki a four or two stroke and whats the weight of it. The old johnson you had probably around 80lbs plus gas and a battery if it was electric start. I think you will be fine might be a little ass heavy but probably not to bad if you balance the boat well. Put the battery and gas up front.
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby h.kizzle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:42 pm

I used to run an 81 Johnson short shaft on my 1448 Lowe mod-v Jon. I believe it weighed 105lbs. I ran my 6 gal gas tank up front and battery for sonar, radio and headlights in the back. Ran gas up front cuz when alone in the boat it squatted pretty good if I had the gas in back. I second handyandy on running at least gas up front if not both gas and battery. Best idea is buy a long gas line and get on the water and move the weight around and see what works best.
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby tmclaimerFL » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:44 pm

tknight006 wrote:I run a 25hp merc on my 1436... heck with coast guard "suggestions"


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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby Yuchi1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:29 pm

tknight006 wrote:I run a 25hp merc on my 1436... heck with coast guard "suggestions"


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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby brandonss1 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:31 pm

It would be a 2 stroke suzuki three cylinder that's what I was thinking of is moving battery an gas up front under my fishing deck I should be ok
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby QuackerSmacker498 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:16 am

You should be good. That's going to be pretty quick with two guys and a light load. Mid 20's if you figure out the sweet spot for positioning the load inside the boat.
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby mudpack » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:58 pm

brandonss1 wrote:i was wondering if a 25 suzuki would be to heavy for a 1440 lowe mod v boat

I have a 1436 Lowe jon whose tag says "engine weight 175 pounds max"....no mention of HP. 175 pounds should easily cover your 25 Suzuki.
I have a 12 foot glass marshboat that originally was rated at 8hp max. I have had three motors on it: a 15, a 20, and a 25. I only opened the 25 up one time........34mph and climbing (per GPS) when I chickened out.
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Re: 25 suzuki on a 1440 lowe mod v boat

Postby brandonss1 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:09 pm

I figured with a 25 suzuki I should be able to run mid 30's
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