2016 Mercury 115 CT
I bit the bullet and repowered my 98 Avon D560. The original 1998 Mercury 100hp gave up the ghost. Lost compression on #1.
2016 Mercury 115 Command Thrust (2.1L block)
Command thrust = 2.38:1 ratio gearcase, larger lower unit from the 150+ range
363 lb / 165 kg weight
I went with a 14x23 Spitfire 4-blade Aluminum propeller. Gauge/controls, I'm using a side-mount control box with the MercMonitor Lvl1 (overkill since the 115hp is missing a lot of the sensors).
I just finished up the rigging last night and fired it off in my driveway. It's extremely quiet, even out of the water.
I estimate my loaded hull weight is about 1300 lb wet. Depending on my work schedule, I'm either going to run it 8/6 or 8/14. I'll take logs of in with GPS speed / rpm.
Gluing geek since 2007