best 150 hp motor??

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  1. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    i've been eyeing a few boats here lately id like to get one in the year range of 2000-2004..what is the best motor in your oninion?? 2-4 stroke?? merc? johnson? yamaha???thanks!!
     
  2. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    Thats a loaded question, this is going to be a huge thread. I have a 2005 75hp merc 4 stroke and love it. Good luck
     

  3. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Jaync is correct, each person has their own opinion, ask a ford driver, he will usually say the best truck he ever had. same thing with boat motors. I have a Johnson and I think it has been a good one. :D
     
  4. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    I have a 2 stroke 50hp merc. The nice thing about owning a name brand motor like a merc or a yamaha, is every town has a dealer for one. Want my opinion though get a 4 banger. The fuel mileage is better.
     
  5. capt.kirk

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    i have owned many brands of motors,in my oponion,IT IS HARD TO BEAT
    A MERCURY....
    KIRK :D
     
  6. BLKCLOUD

    BLKCLOUD New Member

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    we bought a brand new 65hp evinrude in 1973..it stayed in the shop more that it stayed on the water..in 1988 i bought a used 200hp johnson gt..only left me in the water once..but cost over 6k to get it repaired..
     
  7. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    its like chevys and fords everyone has thier likes. me i wont own anything but a merc. and id invest in the 4 stroke cleaner running lower running costs quieter and i am sure in time all the states will follow suit behind cali and no new outboards will be sold that are 2 strokes and we have lost a lot of waterways for 2 strokes. just my 2.375%
     
  8. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Yamaha 150 HPDI? A friend has one on a 20' bay boat, and he loves it. Fuel economy is noticeably better than my 90 Yammie/17' Key West, and it will approach speeds in the 50+ mph range (per speedometer reading).
     
  9. Bobpaul

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    Yup, the 150 HPDI (High Performance Direct Injected) Is a fine reliable engine.

    Sounds like junk on a water hose. It needs the back pressure of being immersed in water to run right.

    It's one of Yamaha's best
     
  10. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    i have a 115 mercury optimax 2 strock better mi an more speed les emis than 4 strocks
     
  11. jim

    jim New Member

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    BOBPAUL that is why I love you so much!!! You will throw something out there that answers questions I've had for years,Never thought about the backpressure aspect.Most outboards sound like junk on the hose so much so that the first time I did it I quit because I thought my little 50hp Mariner was falling apart.Went and got me a big plastic garbage can ,filled it with water, lowered the engine into it and it worked just fine.
     
  12. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Thanks Jim, but you guys have really never heard anything run so poorly on a hose than an HPDI Yammi.

    Eratic rpm's, Tach jumps all over, and don't try to excellorate it to get it to smooth out, but they're fine reliable engines.
     
  13. tmuenster

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    Just want to know if anyone out there has expereince with the Evinrude E-Tec. I have been to the website and it looks like an innovative technology. I like the idea of a self-winterizing motor.

    Tom
     
  14. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    I prefer yamaha's.Long lasting and always starts on the first try.