BCB,I know the BAY CAT has a 20″ transom but I was wondering if I wanted to run a Yamaha 4-Stroke 250 in a 25″ shaft would it work? Would I have to go with a Hydraulic jack plate? Is that recomended? Any performance numbers on the BAY CAT with the new Yamaha 225 Sport 4-stroke with the 20″ shaft? I dont want to under power the boat and was leaning toward the 250. Also, can I only color the boat with the solid gel colors?Thanks,Chet
No 25″ shaft.No hydraulic plate needed.Any gel coat color available. 225 would be the minimum hp that I would put on one, but thats me. Ive seen some with 200s. A 225 will get a top end speed in the low/mid 60s. 4 stroke Yamaha will be a little slower.Edited by BCB:Yes you can run a 20″ shaft and you should run a hydraulic plate on that set up, though you dont have to. It is not in Flake, though stripes can be on the sides with flake trims. BCB
I recently noticed that Yamaha came out with the new 225 4 stroke Sport motor that comes in a 20″ shaft. Looks like it will be perfect for this setup. Really want to run a 4 stroke. Will be used in Bays and the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of trolling and low rpms. Phil do you know if this boat can take 2 to 3 waves and stay on plain?Anyone had this boat offshore in rough water?Thanks,Chet
It will eat 2s – 3s. >4s?
BCB,Where did the BAY CAT boat at the dealer meeting go?
Bay Cat at the Dealer meeting had a 250 HPDI and DJ and Mike @ Big D Outdoors in Vidor, TX took that boat. I know only because DJ and I spoke about it.Really cool boat, I was surprised with its feel but that is only the 3rd CC boat I had ever been in.Judd Lasiter
overkill but would be interesting nonetheless
BCB,Your opinion on the motor choice and set up? Plate or no plate? Rough water ride?Chet
Thing weighs over 800 pounds (350 4c motor). Ive heard of a tiger in your tank, but an elephant on your transom?2008 Pantera Classic2014 Mercury Pro XS 200
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