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2015 Sundeck Sport 188 with Yamaha F150

garrett575 Member Posts: 16
My new boat will be arriving next week, and I am getting very excited.  Does anyone have any tips, tricks, or advice regarding the SD 188?


  • 3under3
    3under3 Member Posts: 1
    Hang on... :p  You will be so glad you went with the 150.  I too own a SS 188 powered by a Yamaha 150.  It will cruise at 48 MPH with 3 on board!!  Good times....
  • ss188rider
    ss188rider Member Posts: 17 ✭✭

    Congrats garrett575.  I also own a 2013 SS188 with Yamaha 150.  You will love it.

  • nquirk
    nquirk Member, Moderator Posts: 672 ✭✭✭✭
    150 is a great motor and the right pairing for this boat.  Many of them come with 115HP which is undersized.  150HP gives you the right amount to use the boat for cruising and watersports.

    Congratulations on your new boat.  You'll love it.  I have a 2010 and really enjoy the boat going into my fifth season.  I'll admit I waived on the engine at first.  Dealer suggested 135HP, I said 150HP and before the ink was dry I switched to a 175HP.  These things happen.... I run with a 200HP :open_mouth: 
    2010 Hurricane SS 188 OB
    2010 Mercury Optimax 200HP / Mercury SS High Five 19P
    2010 Trailmaster SC trailer
  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Congrats on becoming a Hurricane Owner!  Lots of SS188 owners here in the forum, so advice should be plentiful.  

    Make sure you post some pics when you get it!
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • 1pointofview
    1pointofview Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
    woot!  I have a 2013 ss188 with a 115yam.  Love the boat.  As stated above, 115 is a bit undersized but it is adequate for our needs. Even when we have 9 people on board.  The trick for us is that fine line of pulling someone in the water and trying to get on a plane.  with the 150, it should be easier.  

    If you are planning on pulling a tube, make sure you get a y connector and connect them to the bow clips.  Unless they changed the sky pole, it is not rated for tubes..
    2013 Hurricane SS188
    115 Yam
    Magic Tilt Trailer
    Hotty Toddy
  • garrett575
    garrett575 Member Posts: 16
    Thanks for all of the info and advice. Cant wait to get out on the water!  I'll post pics as soon as I can.