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bassislife

Alumacraft 160 with 25 Yamaha Tiller 2-stroke

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Looking to possibly purchace one of these. Any regrets or positives?

This is the last year they are going to make the 2-strokes, and they just seem to troll down slower then the 4-strokes.

Anyone had 3-guys and a livewell full? does it seem to plane this boat out OK? The boat seems big for only a 25 HP rating.

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A friend of mine had one and he liked it, but when we fished rough water he would not go to far from shore. After two years he sold it and got a 17' Alumacraft with a 90 4-stroke.

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I agree on the size vs the HP, but 25 is maxed out... must be a pretty lightweight boat. Looks pretty nice for the size & the features it offers!

marine_man

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The boat weighs 600 lbs. I currently have a 94' Alumacraft 16' backtroller that weighs 630 lbs with a 40 merc 2-stroke. It performs great and trolls down very slow.

I'm just not sure if the 160 will pick this boat up and plane it with 3-guys and some gear. I'm guessing it is only rated for a 25hp because of the heavier 4-stokes.

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I had a 16 ft. dry wt. was 595. 96 25Merc. 2 stroke that planed out and ran along fine w 3 guys and gear. You should be fine.

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i have a 15 foot crestliner and 2 guys can ride in the boat and the other one can ski behind it so theres nuff power to get on plane with the wiehght you have

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