160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

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160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by coopb6 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:38 am

My last boat was a 220 amd would run the hill really good and was
Quick for a 220.
I'm hopefully getting a fresh lycoming 160 really nice boat all brand new
Riggin, hull, everything. Its built light. Which will perform better and
What's the official h.p. for a 220 just curious. I thought it was 180 h.p.
At 2900 rpms. But I just wanted to know what type of difference I should
Expect. I want to make sure that the 160 will perform the same if not
Better than a good runnin 220.

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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by sseater » Thu May 09, 2013 8:46 am

its all about your set up. power to weight is the key
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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by John C » Thu May 09, 2013 8:47 am

Not enough info to answer the question. It all depends on the size, weight, and how the boat is set up and rigged. Performance will be determined by power to weight ratio and hull set up. That being said, A 160 that's built light and set up right, should run pretty good. I have one on a 11x7 Hamant ultralite hull. It runs good, but if it was on a bigger heavier boat it would not perform as well. I can notice a big difference in the way the boat runs when I add gear and passengers. I'm sure the 220 will perform better if you run a little bigger boat and plan on carrying some gear and a couple of passengers.

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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by Dixiedog60 » Thu May 09, 2013 9:17 am

I would have to say that the 220 is going out perform the 160 . I had a great running 160 on a 12 foot Gillio but it was no match for any of the 220s I road with. BTW I am sure I spelled Gillio wrong!!! A 160 will run great with a light set up but when you add weight it fades fast!
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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by Thunder200 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:20 am

X2 on the 220.

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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by swamp runner » Thu May 09, 2013 11:25 am

If the 160 is an H model go 7x11 and rig it light you'll be fine . They're almost like a 180 , almost ...
At least you won't be changing cyls. All the time And burnin a bunch of oil !
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Re: 160 lycoming vs. 220 gpu speed and h.p question

Post by Thunder200 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:40 am

True on that! I have a H model 160 and it runs dam good. I have had 4 boats previous to my current boat all had 220s on them. The oil consumption, Gas and worn out parts will kill your wallet. My boat is a little heavy right now and it always impresses people. I am fixing to buy a new hull and rig it lite and that beeatch otta be bad!!

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