View Full Version : 16f maxum

10-16-2009, 05:53 PM
hi i am looking to build a intresting project i have a 16 foot maxum with a 50hp and it is so slow i am looking for loke a 150 175hp to replace it with first will the boat hold it??? second can i swap my power head with a bigger 1 and still use the lower end to save $$$

please piont me in the right direction

10-16-2009, 06:00 PM
the boat MAY be able to hold the extra weight, and no you can keep that lower unit and mid

10-16-2009, 06:13 PM
so what power head should i look for any ideas

10-16-2009, 06:18 PM
look for an older inline 6 merc, might be a lil more suited to your application

10-16-2009, 06:19 PM
regardless though you will not be able to keep your mid and lower, unless you powered up with a same displacement merc like a 75hp

10-16-2009, 06:24 PM
oh ok so i do need a lower unit
so i should just look for a compleat setup

10-16-2009, 06:36 PM
complete motor ready to bolt on and go

Dave Strong
10-16-2009, 10:55 PM
JMO, buy the time your done putting a V-6 on and upgrading steering and other things. Might do 60mph, could have sold it and upgraded to a 60+mph boat for close to the same $$. Maxums are nice family cruiser, not realy built to go fast.