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Engine Size for a Sweetwater 2286? NEED HELP 125? 250?

Kardun71Kardun71 Member Posts: 2
Im looking to upgrade to a Sweetwater 2286 by the end of this month. Purchase Date is 7/1/18. My dealer is telling me i need a 125hp for the TriToon boat. From what some of my friends are telling me i need a 250hp or 200hp at the least. I'm trying to do some research and i'm hitting a dead end each time. Does anything have an opinun or advice? Its going to be a Honda Engine but i really need to know the HP for a 22ft TriToon Sweetwater. 

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  • 73driver73driver Member Posts: 6
    200hp is the max placarded on the SW2286  I run a 150 Suzuki and that has plenty of push to it
  • SkimanSkiman USAMember Posts: 13
    Go as big as you can and what you can afford. You will regret it, if you go too small. I wouldn’t go smaller than a 150. 
  • proftomdaproftomda Member Posts: 9
    I have a Yamaha F175 on my 2018 2286.  I have only used the boat once with 5 folks on board and 1/2 tank fuel and saw 34 mph. 
  • steve195steve195 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2017 2286WB. It's got a Yamaha 150 and with two in the boat and normal gear and fuel, I can get the GPS speedo to get to 40 MPH at WOT.
  • moombamoomba Member Posts: 3
    What shaft length are you running on the 2286's  ?  20" or 25" ?    I can't keep my prop in the water on turns or with minimal trim.
    I have a yamaha 115 4 stroke with a stock 13 1/4  X 15 pitch prop set all the way down.  I do not have the access to "pontoon props" to try so I am trying to get all the info I can before I buy another prop.  I get 30-31 with the 115 and the stock prop, and a light load,  so I am not to far off.   The shaft length has me wondering though.  Maybe a 25" lifted up would be better than a 20 sitting to high?

  • dgperazadgperaza Ray HubbardMember Posts: 7
    See review on 2286 SFL tritoon from Boating World on YouTube. With 150hp it hits 40mph at WOT. 
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