Bass tracker pro team 175txw with 25 hp??
Posted June 15 2007 - 10:37 PM
Question: Is it possible to push this boat well with a 25 hp motor?
I mainly fish a restricted lake and 25 hp is the max. I will be fishing other water, but my main lake is only 3 miles away.
Talking with 2 different dealers I received two totally different replies on how the boat would perform with this size engine. One said it was basically impossible and it would not reach plane, and another said they didn't feel it would be a problem and the boat would run approx 22 mph. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I've waited a long time to make this purchase and would hate to make a bad decision. I'm not worried about burning the lake from end to end, but want to make sure the boat can ride comfortably and preform well. Thanks
Posted June 16 2007 - 02:47 AM
Will it work? Of course. Tracker sells a ton of boats with that setup. I've seen quite a few on area lakes. Not something I would buy, but I don't have any lakes with HP limits.
Posted June 16 2007 - 08:53 AM
Posted June 16 2007 - 10:54 PM
It says 20-22 so I'm guessing that's close. Just a matter of do you want to live with it at 20-22. Up to you. I assume that's on plane because I can't see you going 20-22 in a planing hull with it not on plane.
Posted June 17 2007 - 04:21 PM
Posted June 18 2007 - 04:37 AM
Posted June 18 2007 - 05:44 AM
Posted June 18 2007 - 08:51 AM
with a 25 on it,i think i'd look for a smaller(shorter boat) if i had to stay with
the 25,also look at the weight of boats to see which is lightest for a 25hp
motor.You will get more kick from a 2 stroke over a 4 i believe.In boats
g3 makes a 16',alumacraft make the mvtex,express makes a 16',lowe
has that stinger160,a welded aluminum boat with a console and deck
will probably be several hundred pounds lighter than that tracker also.
Posted June 18 2007 - 09:43 AM
Posted June 18 2007 - 10:00 AM
i have a tracker 165 with a 25hp. by myself the boat gets up and moves good. i get about 25mph on rough water and 28 on glass. with 3 people ill see 20mph. it just takes a while to plane.
I have a 16'6" crestliner that I had a 25HP on It would go 24 or so by myself with a 13" prop. If I had two more people, wife and son, I would switch to an 11" prop and would be able to go 20-21. If I kept the 13" on with that load I would be lucky to get 15mph.
If you order the boat. make sure it has a tachometer so you can make sure you're getting max RPMs out of it at the load you are carrying. Also, get a couple of different size props so you can change it depending on load.
I have since switched to a 40 on my crestliner and still switch props depending on load a 17" if I am by myself and a 15" if I have more people.
The 5 minutes it takes to switch the prop before hand make a big difference on how you will enjoy the rest of the day.
Posted June 18 2007 - 01:02 PM
I have a 2007 Tracker Pro Team 170 (next size smaller boat) with the 4 stroke 25. When I am by myself (90% of the time), with livewell empty, and 1/2 tank of gas it will do about 28MPH. Fill the gas tank, and livewell, I am down to about 22, add a second person, and it goes about 16. It is great on gas, and gets me where I need to go. I like it................on my boat, next size bigger boat might need the bigger motor.
What pitch prop are you using?
Posted June 18 2007 - 10:42 PM
Posted June 19 2007 - 04:30 AM
I honestly don't know.........lol.........what ever it came with.
What pitch prop are you using?