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Old 11-21-2020, 06:47 PM
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I like all three of those boats, but I noticed the PK is a year newer. Also, what brand of trailer is included with each? I know PK comes with a Trailmaster, but not sure about Alumacraft.
Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:09 PM
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In had the Suzuki 140 on a trophy 190 and it was underpowered. Top end for me was 38mph. I was disappointed and wish i would have went 175hp.

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Old 11-21-2020, 09:45 PM
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Are you hauling 4 fat guys and 1,000 lbs of tackle? Just kidding. The Suzuki's are strong motors I think you would be fine. Whats the boat rated for?
Boat is rated for a 175.

It will be a fishing boat but also a boat to take the family out and tube or ski. Just don’t want to wish I had more when it is too late.
I would go with a 150 class motor. They have larger displacement and more torque.
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Old 11-22-2020, 12:05 AM
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the Suzuki 140 is a pretty strong motor.

However, the Suzuki 150 motor - which came out later than the 150 has more displacement and is considerably stronger than the 140-150 numbers might imply.

Therefore, if going with the 185, I would try to get the boat with the suzuki 150 motor on it. You will be much happier with the stronger motor on the 185.

Just to satisfy your curiosity, you could research the dyno rated power of each motor at the prop shaft to give you the hard and true numbers on actual prop shaft hp of each motor.

Good luck
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:32 AM
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the Suzuki 140 is a pretty strong motor.

However, the Suzuki 150 motor - which came out later than the 150 has more displacement and is considerably stronger than the 140-150 numbers might imply.

Therefore, if going with the 185, I would try to get the boat with the suzuki 150 motor on it. You will be much happier with the stronger motor on the 185.

Just to satisfy your curiosity, you could research the dyno rated power of each motor at the prop shaft to give you the hard and true numbers on actual prop shaft hp of each motor.

Good luck
They are already prerigged. I asked about going to the 175 which would mean going to a 2021 motor and might as well go with a 2021 boat at that point. My goal is to try and save a little coin with this purchase. I believe with the 175 I was going to be well into the $40k range.
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:54 AM
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Sean1,
If you get a chance, even with a used hull, try the seating position, and ingress/egress. Just looking at the PK, it looks like a tight squeeze.

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Old 11-22-2020, 07:23 AM
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Sean1,
If you get a chance, even with a used hull, try the seating position, and ingress/egress. Just looking at the PK, it looks like a tight squeeze.

HRG
Good point. I wish I had dealers closer for what I am looking for. Itís all bow riders, bay boats and pontoons. Unless I want a Tracker.
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:40 AM
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I don't think the alumacraft warranty is good for the second owner. Not sure about PK.
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:46 AM
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I don't think the alumacraft warranty is good for the second owner. Not sure about PK.
Is there a boat company that extends the warranty to second owners?
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:23 AM
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I would get one of the 17 foot boats with the pre-rigged 140 and eliminate the 18 foot. Only because of motor size.

Then balance warranty, dealer, fit / finish, layout and what you think will serve you best. I would definitely travel to sit and crawl through each boat.

I had a 17' Lund for many years. It was tight at times but we made it work. I had a Johnson / Suzuki 115 on it and could top out at 45-47mph gps 1-2 guys Pulled skiers and tubes no problem.

Now I have a ranger 620 and find myself missing the 17' Lund in certain situations.
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