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Old 31 December 2013, 16:43   #1
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Hi there, I recently purchased the boat in the title. It came with a 1991 YAMAHA 150 two stroke. Needless to say its tired and I need to look at replacing it. I am wondering what the maximum weight would be for the engine that I can safely use. I am looking at a yamaha 150 4 stroke.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 14 April 2014, 00:19   #2
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Mongo.. I expect that this reply is far too late to help you, but I will anyway!

I have a Yamaha 150 4 stroke on my 590. There's no doubt that it's heavy, and I have little clearance with my transom... Not that that matters as there is a well there as you know.

If I was doing it all over again, I might re-consider the eTec due to it's lighter weight, but given some of the problems they've had, I would probably do the same thing. I"m going into my 3rd season with this engine, and it has been flawless so far.

I should add that I have a large A-frame and self-righting kit which adds a bit of weight. The frame has two brackets to carry 2 x 25 litre Gerry cans for extended range, although they typically aren't full unless I am going someplace far, far away!
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