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Old 08-18-2021, 01:01 PM
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The marina ordered from Alumacraft at the end of August 2020, I placed a deposit in late December. Boat showed up in early July and main Suzuki a couple weeks ago. Finally.
The 2021 Alumacraft Competitor 185 FSX turned into a 2022. Not so bad.
Max'd out HP at 175, 9.9 kicker and 36 volt Terrova. One Helix 10 MSI (because a 12 would've been a tight fit) and two Helix 8's. Two side imaging transducers (left and right on outside of transom) and a high speed transducer. Very happy with everything thus far. Upgraded with two smooth moves. I really like the Heritage trailer but about to replace the tongue jack stand. Hope an 8 inch wheel will move the boat easier in the garage. The built-in cooler still had ice in it about 36 hours after I used it. I also added a bow cover in the event a storm kicks up on the way back to the launch. Happened before. Having cover made for it next week, I hope, but considering a Flackjacket windshield cover for shorter trips when I do not cover it.
I thought I heard I needed my 8 foot garage door to clear the windshield, but the 175 Zuki clears it by only 4 inches when on the transom saver.
Seems to be all I ever wanted, so I am paranoid about getting struck by lightning next.......
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:04 PM
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:05 PM
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Congrats and enjoy the new toy.
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:14 PM
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Wow. Sweet rig. Nice planning. Congratulations.


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Old 08-18-2021, 02:06 PM
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Congrats. Nice Heritage trailer too, appears to be optioned nicely. I love mine.
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:11 PM
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Really, really nice boat and outfitted very well. You'll love it.
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:37 PM
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Thanks, and I am a first time Suzuki owner coming from a 2005 4 stroke yamaha 115 and T8 kicker. The Suzuki kicker has no carb like the yamaha T8 did and the Suzuki 175 sounds the same at idle as my 9.9 kicker does. I thought the Yamaha's were quiet, but the 175 really surprised me with how quiet it is. I am going to bring my decibel meter for the heck of it next time out.
I think top speed with the 3 x 16 x 20 suzuki prop is right around 50 and the RPM is where it needs to be between 6000 and 6100. Going from about 4.5 quarts in the 115 yamaha to 8.5 quarts of oil in the Suzuki 175.
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Old 08-18-2021, 06:05 PM
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nice setup with a nice motor, and you sure trim your grass around the sidewalk really nice mr bond.. we my yard looked that good
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Old 08-18-2021, 07:43 PM
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Beautiful!


Tight lines!


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Old 08-18-2021, 09:33 PM
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Well done. Very nice looking rig.
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