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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2024, 10:14:07 AM »
I must be diverse- Honda main and Yamaha kicker on my boat - love em both
Honda makes great outboards.  But the honda bf75 weighs 359 lbs.  That's a lot of weight on the transom of a 16' boat.

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As you mention and previous post it is an older boat and weight is a consideration, also I have learned older motors were rated at power head , new motors are rated at the prop.  I have a lot of research to do I suppose I see the evinrudes are probably the lightest motors , Honda is by far the heaviest. My tiderunner had a Yamaha 130 2 stroke. And when that went tits up I went to a new 4 stoke Mercury which I loved. I have had a few boats with newer yamaha. Lots of great options out there I guess the weight is a huge consideration.

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2024, 10:32:20 AM »
Depending on where in the state, you will want to make sure you have a repair shop close by in case you need to have it worked on.  Nothing worse then having to drive a couple hrs to a shop to have your boat worked on. 

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2024, 10:41:16 AM »
Depending on where in the state, you will want to make sure you have a repair shop close by in case you need to have it worked on.  Nothing worse then having to drive a couple hrs to a shop to have your boat worked on. 

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Who needs a repair shop when I can fix anything , not sure what you were referring too. But I tend to fix everything on my own

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2024, 11:17:05 AM »
Depending on where in the state, you will want to make sure you have a repair shop close by in case you need to have it worked on.  Nothing worse then having to drive a couple hrs to a shop to have your boat worked on. 

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Who needs a repair shop when I can fix anything , not sure what you were referring too. But I tend to fix everything on my own

I'm guessing new motor warranty work...
As long as my new stuff is under warranty I have maintenance done by certified tech's so there's no questions if the warranty needs to be used.

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2024, 01:55:50 PM »
Depending on where in the state, you will want to make sure you have a repair shop close by in case you need to have it worked on.  Nothing worse then having to drive a couple hrs to a shop to have your boat worked on. 

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Who needs a repair shop when I can fix anything , not sure what you were referring too. But I tend to fix everything on my own

I'm guessing new motor warranty work...
As long as my new stuff is under warranty I have maintenance done by certified tech's so there's no questions if the warranty needs to be used.

That makes sense

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2024, 04:27:41 PM »
Well since you won’t debate boat motors, I won’t ask what makes people choose something other than a Yamaha or Honda??  🤣🤣.

Well I  have had Hondas, Mercs, Evinrude and Yamaha...I must be lucky, I have loved them all, The Merc I have now was the main option on a package deal. No complaints but as I said, maybe I am just lucky.  :dunno:

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2024, 07:41:10 PM »
Well since you won’t debate boat motors, I won’t ask what makes people choose something other than a Yamaha or Honda??  🤣🤣.

Merc or Yamaha

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2024, 06:58:23 AM »
Because they make Suzukis!

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2024, 08:22:56 AM »
Throw some reason of why you like one brand to the other I’m all for conversation. I have had them all. I think the Honda is too heavy for this boat , the evinrude is the lightest I can see , Yamaha has never let me down but honestly neither has the mercury had on last boat.

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2024, 12:15:35 PM »
Do you have an idea how much your boat weighs?  Mine is 650# empty and the 60hp Merc is 257# Both are brand new.
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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2024, 10:38:44 PM »
Do you have an idea how much your boat weighs?  Mine is 650# empty and the 60hp Merc is 257# Both are brand new.


Actually gonna try  and hit a scale this weekend to sort that out

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2024, 07:34:37 AM »
Seriously look at yammys.  Ill never own anything else...

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2024, 12:45:08 PM »
Also I opted for the rear pods...the boat sits level in the water. Some people don't like them but I have no complaints

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2024, 05:05:26 PM »
I wouldn’t get an evinrude. My brother is swapping his out with a Yamaha because when it breaks, no one can find parts for it.

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Re: Outfitting boat with new outboard max horsepower
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2024, 12:07:33 PM »
I have a 90 on my 18' windshield boat that weighs about 3,000 pounds and it is everything I need including when pulling tubes with 4 people in the boat.

Weight is something I would look at, I would likely go a bit smaller unless you plan on flying around all the time.  I can run up to about 40 fishing and do that just about never.  Most of the time I run 25 or so unless it's miraculously flat out.

I have a Mercury, it's been awesome and I have the bluetooth do-dad that sends data to my phone.  It's been very nice for everything from calculating fuel consumption, monitoring temps and tracking maintenance.  It's been 100% flawless since 2017.

I had a 40 on a 16' Smokercraft windshield version and it was underpowered unless I was on it by myself.  I would think 60 might be a sweetspot for a 16 tiller.

 


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