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Is a Sea Ray Sundeck 5.0 Mercruiser, Bravo III engine big enough to pull a skier up with 4 people in that boat?

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Looking to purchase a used Sea Ray Sundeck 5.0 Mercruiser, Bravo III and want to make sure that engine is big enough to pull a skiier

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Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

This all depends on how the boat is loaded. Look at the capacity plate are you exceeding the capacity of the rating on the plate. This includes people and gear.

The engine has plenty of power to get the boat on plane and run at full throttle without a skier and 2 people correct?

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Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Ok then the only thing that will affect performance is weight. Pulling a skier with 4 people on the boat can be difficult as the boat is carrying a full load. So pulling a skier can be difficult to get the boat on plane. If everybody is in the back of the boat this will make getting on plane pulling a skier harder. Try getting some of the people to move around on the boat. This will sometimes balance the load and work better.

Does this make sense?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
thanks
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

Your welcome..

I hope I’ve provided the information you were seeking. If you are happy with my service, your 5-star rating at this time is most welcome. If you need more help, please let me know so l can continue to assist you.

Thank you.....Tan

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