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    1994 ranger cherokee

    I have an 1994 ranger cherokee 107 aluminum 17.5 foot bass boat with a 94 60hp johnson outboard. I bought back in Feb. of 2011. I love the boat but I want to up grade the outboards. I want to max it out to its recommened 75 but I dont know if I can put a 75 merc. optimax on it and it still be safe. Anyone have any opinions on this? I am also recarpeting the boat even though it doesnt need it and I am looking to have it repainted.

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (Matthewthefisherman)

    Why not if it's rated for a 75?

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (Matthewthefisherman)

    you won't have any issues putting a 75 opti on it...the boat can handle more than it's rated...throw the 75 opti on it and you'll love it!!!
    1996 Ranger R70 Merc 115

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (H2O_Fowl)

    The only reason I ask is because a friend of mine said the transom is only rated for so much weight and that my old 60 weighs less than a.newer 75.

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (Matthewthefisherman)

    what's the difference in weight?
    1996 Ranger R70 Merc 115

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (strids97)

    call Ranger if you're concerned.

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    Re: 1994 ranger cherokee (smalljawbasser)

    Like smallawbasser said call ranger if your concerned, but if the boat is rated for 75, i wouldn't be too worried about it.
    1996 Ranger R70 Merc 115

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