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Old 11 April 2014, 13:50   #1
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Engine brand ????

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I am about to finish my Delta 5.5 project. I need the engine, have considered 90-115 HP.

If money was no object, what to choose. Mercury, Suzuki, Yammi or ???

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Old 11 April 2014, 14:40   #2
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130 Etec


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Old 11 April 2014, 14:45   #3
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Engine brand ????

6 different people are going to give you six different answers. All engines should work fine. You have to decide what is most important, performance aspects, reliability, economy. They are not all mutually exclusive. You can find horror stories for all engine brands. 2-strokes can weigh less than 4-strokes but I weight 100lbs more than most people but that's never discussed. 2-stokes supposedly have better "hole shots" but if I cruise for and hour do I care if I got on plane 4 seconds faster? One of the biggest is to make sure you have a reputable service location for your chosen brand. Maintenance is key.

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Old 13 April 2014, 06:30   #4
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that did make me laugh
Why's that then?
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What's the maximum hp rating for a 5.5 Delta?
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he said max 115 hp so you recommend an engine with more HP and more than the rib is rated to. Sorry I just thought it was funny.

Ahh! I see, well i was going to suggest the Etec 115, but as the 115 & the 130 are more or less the same engine, you might as well put the 130 on. 👍


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If your talking brand new, then it would be the Yamaha F115. They have recently introduced an all new version of their F115 & its a lot lighter at 171kgs) & 10% quicker acceleration than the old F115
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really! is this not an Evinrude engine that pulled out of the Southampton boat show and closed their uk office due to poor sales?

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that did make me laugh

Yamaha or Honda and would depend on your local dealer for these and the price.
Hmmmmm. You don't have any association with a Honda or Yamaha dealership ooop north, in the vicinity of the Clyde, by any chance do you?
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Hmmmmm. You don't have any association with a Honda or Yamaha dealership ooop north, in the vicinity of the Clyde, by any chance do you?
Awwww! you spoiled it, I was working my way around to that, but having some fun first
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