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    Underpowered 3liter mercruiser 92 Bayliner Classic?-gctid749251

    water tested a ~19ft used 1992 bayliner classic bowrider with a 3liter-4cylinder mercruiser- looking to hear from any current or previous owners of this boat as to whether you feel this engine is large enough for the boat. Felt ok with 2 guys in it for test but wonder how it will ride when a couple kids and few adults and maybe towing a tube. Thoughts? Watch for a boat with a bigger engine or is the 3 liter plenty of power?

    The 3.0 is fine for a light 17'-18' boat but in a 19' you will want a 4.3 at least, preferably with a 4bbl carb.
    88 Four Winns 200 Horizon 4.3 OMC
    98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0/Selectrac
    07 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi/Quadradrive II

    Long Island Sound Region


      Friend has a 93' cuddy its heavier then yours 3.0 l does everything you mentined just fine, he runs a 19 p prop.

      Load it down you may want to try a 17 p 4 blade.

      I kept a spare prop on my 19' 2 degrees less so at the launch I could quick change it out if we were going out with fat people.
      Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J