View Full Version : 2001 Merc 150 Carburated

07-28-2019, 06:56 PM
Hello all....
I recently purchased a used 22 foot Cape Craft with a large walk in center console. It has a 2001 Carbureted 150 on the back. The boat alone weighs around 2700lbs. It has a 70 gallon tank. Should this motor be enough? It takes a long time to plane.....sometimes I back off the throttle because itís not getting up...around 15 seconds or more. When it does get up, it gets to about 30 max at wot (around 5700 rpm) with a 15x17 stainless mirage plus. To me, it seems like a low speed for a 15x17 and it takes too long to get up. The hull is clean, no barnacles or other sea life. Should this engine be enough?

07-28-2019, 08:57 PM
Yes. Try shifting weight forward, tucking the lower unit in on plane off, and'or less pitch.

My boat came with a 21 pitch prop, but I run her with a 19; planes off easier, especially with a load, and gets about the same cruising speed.