I have a 22' Searunner HT; it came with a Yamaha 115hp engine. When the boat is light, that motor does fine. However, when I get 3 fat guys, shrimp pots, and a pile of camping gear, that 115hp really isn't enough. I go from cruising at 27mph to 16mph at WOT. So, I'm thinking an upgrade to a 150 might solve the issue. For those of you with similar boats with 150 motors, are you satisfied with the power when the boat is loaded?
What's the best way to go about the upgrade? Putting the 115 on craigs list might be one way to go but I don't have the capability to remove and store the 115 myself. Of course, I'll want to use the money from selling the 115 to help pay for the 150 so I would like to make the sale before making the buy.
Any advice would be helpful,