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Old 27 August 2009, 17:21   #1
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Biggest outboard engine?

Just wondering, does anyone know what the biggest (HP) outboard engine is?

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Codders knows, it was something like a 400hp Evinrude from the 70's or 80's.
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And it only weighed 225kgs cos it was a 2 stroke.

The Yamaha V8 350hp is 375kgs!!!
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MErcury Verado 350 SCi 300kg.
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so at that weight it could be classed as a portable ,but would it fit in the car ,lol just looked on you tube and theres a 400hp evinrude outboard with wolf injection
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Depends on your definition of an outboard motor
In the defence equipment journal on my desk theres an outboard propulsion unit for barges etc. The powerhead cowling is a 20 foot shipping container housing a CAT v12 engine. 1500KW
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so at that weight it could be classed as a portable ,but would it fit in the car ,lol just looked on you tube and theres a 400hp evinrude outboard with wolf injection
The old Evinrude V8 2 stroke was often taken out to about 450hp. Where's the progress eh?

Yes the Verado 350 weighs about 300kg but the Mercury 300xs weighs only 225kg - I love 2 strokes!!!

I just wish someone did a 2 stroke bigger than 300hp. Imagine a new ETEC V8 400hp - drool......................
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it still amazes some people use tiller steering for massive outboards. I think mercury do it for even the big Verados!!!
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http://www.mercurymarine.com/engines...rds/bigtiller/

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Yeah what a terror merchant .. hehe

"big time comfort" with a 175 on the tiller with the skip on the stern .. thats a 'man leaves boat' scenario if ever there was one

*edit* it must be a new extreme sport
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