which outboard motor do you prefer?

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  1. ah heck

    ah heck Newbie

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    go figure...now that the season is getting better my motor has decided to start taking on water in two cylinders. instead of dropping more money into this POS i am looking for a new motor.

    what motor do yall prefer? yamaha? honda? suzuki? merc?

    what motor gets the best gas millage?

    this motor will be going on a 91 20 foot trophy center-console. would the 115 be effecient? or should i go with the 150?

    thanks alot in advance for your opinions and help!
     
  2. TeamGracza

    TeamGracza Captain

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    i have the 1902 wa and it has a 115 merc 4stroke and i wish it had a 150,so i would go with the 150.Thats my opinion
     
  3. KruzCan

    KruzCan Formerly Bait Tank

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    Patti,

    I have a small 15 horse 4 stroke Yammie on my Gregor Baja and it has been great !! My friends (Dos Locos) Parker 21SE has a 150 horse 4 stroke Yammie and I know he has been happy with it as well. With the shit gas being offered at the pumps make sure you have the correct size inline gas filters on your new motor. Good luck.

    Mark
     
  4. fishpye

    fishpye Newbie

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    I ave a Suzuki 115 4 stroke. 21' Bayliner Trophy 1987. Very happy with the motor. I have many hours on it,can't recall exact but around 1000 or more. Runs like mad. I added some weight with a custom pilothouse and 140 hp would be good for me but the 115 still runs plenty well 2.5 to 3.5 mpg depending on conditions. Pacific Marine is the local dealer.

    FISHPYE
     
  5. teddya2

    teddya2 Well-Known "Member"

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    115 yamaha pushes my 20 foot invader no problem........gets around 3-4 per gallon trolling and getting out and back in.......fairly quiet and smooth as silk......look for a deal......7000 before set up is a good price....got mine from sea witch in vista
     
  6. teddya2

    teddya2 Well-Known "Member"

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    get the inline filter for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Mstonefish

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    Suzuki 140 is a good choice.......same weight as the 115 and more power.

    600 hours on mine w/ 0 problems.
     
  8. slief

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    I only have 37 hours on my Yam 150 FI four stroke and no complaints other than you cant tell if it is running at times because it is so damn quiet! Thuth is I have always owned Yamaha bikes so I was very happy to have this outboard on my boat. So far I love it.. Though more power is always better! Never enough!
     
  9. Babu

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    Zuki
    Check it out the Yami's have some probs. ???????????????fisherperson chin in now.
     
  10. Deno

    Deno NO SHENANIGANS....

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    I have a yamaha 250 four stroke , 200 hrs no problems lots of power. Deno
     
  11. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    1000hrs on Twin Suzuki 140s' without a hickup.
     
  12. @-EZ

    @-EZ Fail, try again.

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    Mercury Verado supercharged 135......Awesome...pitched @17 with a diameter of 15. I can fly and get unbelievable economy.....It too is very very quiet as well...
     
  13. flynnaire

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    On our work boats, the Verado's have been a major pain with frequent breakdowns and service issues (2 -175's and one 250). I would not buy one for a offshore boat after what I've seen. We'll see what the future holds 'cause the run strong when they run. The OptiCraps have been great ( several 150's, and a couple 250's). My favies are the Honda 4 strokes. Zero issues and very quiet. We have them in 20hp, 25hp, 90hp and 150hp. The 150 pushes my 26' trihull pontoon with 12 guys on it, no problem. More noise from wind than from the motor.
     
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    Have had Honda's for the past 12 years - love them, except they're heavy and over-priced. Next one(s) will be Suzuki's. Best $ for $ in the 4-stroke world, so far.
     
  16. tylerderdan

    tylerderdan Stay classy San diego

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    Another vote for the Suzuki 140. I have been really putting the hours on my 215 cc triumph and have been great performance and killer mileage.
     
  17. jimbofisherman

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    If you are shooting for new motor, the 2 that rise to the top of my choices would be ETEC Johnson or a Tohatsu 4 stroke, both need little service and are very reliable. The Johnson will require less maintanence in the long run.
     
  18. Afry

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    Zuke 140 or E-tec (too bad they dropped the 130hp before it came out - it was light). Light motors on the back of smaller boats are good in every way.
     
  19. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    Today most all the 4 strokes are really good, Find a dealer and service center you want to deal with then buy what he sells..... after sales support , warranty and get u in and out quick for service is the key..... I have Yamaha's and they have been good to me.....I'm not as happy as I would like to be with where I bought my boat and motors, but lucky enough I have popular motors , and have my choice of many quality dealers to get warranty and service done.....just my thoughts........
     
  20. AzNative

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    I don't have an ocean going boat. I do have a 19 foot bass boat. If there's one thing that could be changed it would be to let the merc hanging on the back sink to the bottom of the deepest lake I could find. It's a very strong runner, when it's running. I would like to have a Yamaha on my power lift.
     

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