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Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-24-2006, 11:38 AM Reply   
Is this engine powerful enough to handle 1500lb ballast and 4-8 people while wakeboarding? 315hp seems not enough when all the dealers are equiping their boats with 330hp or more.
Old    Ryan Rantz (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-24-2006, 12:17 PM Reply   
What boat?? 315hp pulls just finein my V210 with 1500lbs. Any narrow beam 21 footer it will be fine in. When you get to the wider, heavier, longer boats, 330hp+ is needed. The 350MAG is a good engine though.
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-24-2006, 12:19 PM Reply   
315hp might struggle with 1500lbs and 8 people so you'd do well to get a decent cnc'd prop to help it out.

I run 315hp and with 9 adults the boat pops out fine. Not tried it with any further ballast as yet though.
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-24-2006, 12:26 PM Reply   
I used it with 1,800 lbs ballast and a full crew for wakesurfing. A bit sluggish, but not bad.
Old    Bruce Banner (breadbutta)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-24-2006, 1:32 PM Reply   
My 2000 Centurion V-Drive has that engine. Have Karl verify your prop size. After speaking with him my hole shot is much better with very little loss of top end speed. We load up with 1600+ lbs of ballast, slightly sluggish all weighted up but what do you expect?
Old    ryan "john" vu (jmv)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-24-2006, 2:19 PM Reply   
It's in a sanger v215. Do I need to go with a bigger prop?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-24-2006, 2:38 PM Reply   
That should do just fine. You don't need a bigger prop. You actually should drop down in pitch. I had that same motor in my DLX Sanger and we loaded it regularly with 2k plus 4-5 people and never had any trouble. I actually gained top end by going from a 13X13 prop to a 13X12 prop because it allowed more RPM's.

Anyway, with a relatively small boat like that you should do just fine.
Old    mblooo            02-24-2006, 3:34 PM Reply   
2004 Sanger v230 with 315hp and a 13x12 acme, six adults and three kids + 1250lbs ballast. A bit sluggish out of the hole but gets up to 22mph quick enough. Definite reduction in performance, but still within acceptable limits. Drawback is at the top end, only gets to around 35mph @ 4300rpm verses 42mph @ 4800rpm normally. So who pulls at 35? An extra 15 ponies would be nice but its less than a 5% increase in hp.
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       02-24-2006, 4:55 PM Reply   
We have a '04 Sanger V215. We run the stock triple ballast plus an additional 400lb in the nose. It has no problems. The cost of the 330hp was not worth it to me. WE regularly go otu with 6-8 people and have 200+ hrs on our boat. NO problems.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-24-2006, 6:48 PM Reply   
05 Sanger 215 had my prop pitched to 13 x 11.5, hole shot is amazing with triple ballast (1200lbs) 2 600lbs fat sacks (normally only one) and 7 people.

your prop will have alot to do with it!

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