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Old 04 July 2018, 12:59   #1
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150 replacement - recommendations from experts here please!

Hi guys,

I am in the market for a new or secondhand 150 to replace my optimax which has blown up!

I am considering 4 stroke offerings from Mercury/Mariner, Suzuki, Yamaha.

I don't tow but I do go out in the rough in the winter and I love wave hopping or just blasting out over the Solent chop at 42kn.

I sometimes have six people on board, but no heavy diving kit.

6.5M Solent Ribs.

Thank you so much.

Bruce
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Old 04 July 2018, 13:12   #2
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Mercury 150, end of discussion, next!
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Old 04 July 2018, 13:37   #3
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Mercury 150, end of discussion, next!

Out of interest why is it better than the other big brands?
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175 hp

Not the best looking engine but Spec looks good Merc 175 V6

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175
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Specifications - 175
HP / kW
175 / 130
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Displacement (CID/CC)
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Old 04 July 2018, 14:27   #5
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Costs

Merc V 6 175 L (+£18,845.00)

F 150 L EFI Mercury / Mariner (+£12,417.00)

Mariner - F150L EFI long shaft 4 stroke, light weight, best uk price!!
£11,718 - BHM

Suz DF 150 APL Long Shaft, RC, PT FLY BY WIRE (+£11,261.00)

Yam F 150 DETL Long, RC. Electric, PT (+£12,792.00)

honda built tohatsu BF150XRTU 4 cylinder 4 stroke, £9999.00 ex vat

Or if you’re on a budget:

TOHATSU 140HP - fully serviced and ready for action! The most economical in it's class. 2-stroke (CE marked), available in L, or XL shafts, Oil Automix, power trim, RC box and cables included. We could arrange matched pair of such units. We could ship in a week to any airport of the Globe, airfreight to be determined. Additional accessories available at extra costs.
SKU: TO-11590480
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Merc V 6 175 L (+£18,845.00)

Expensive
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Not the best looking engine but Spec looks good Merc 175 V6

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175 / 130
Engine type
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Steering
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Hydraulic (standard)

Power (optional)
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73° (-6° to 67°)
That has to be the biggest understatement on the whole engine description
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"Big Tiller"
I wonder just how big a tiller you need to control a 175hp v6 outboard
Presumably pretty long and some big thick arms to hang on with
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That has to be the biggest understatement on the whole engine description
Steering
"Big Tiller"
I wonder just how big a tiller you need to control a 175hp v6 outboard
Presumably pretty long and some big thick arms to hang on with


It’s got some sort of hydraulic assistance.
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Out of interest why is it better than the other big brands?
Bigger engine than the competition (cubes), lighter and you don't see many issues with them. Pricing is pretty decent in comparison to the rest. Assuming you have a good merc dealer then I wouldn't even contemplate anything else personally.....unless the boat takes the new 175 Callum mentions.

I have seen tiller steering on 300hp verados, must be reasonably popular somewhere.
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Oban to Coll & Tiree on Tuesday....124 miles (108nm), 81ltr fuel with a 6.5mtr Coastline.

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