Originally Posted by jambo
Ok guys blank canvas I am thinking of renewing my engine and I would like the same HP. I am confused by the counter claims of all the main producers and would be interested in your comments also wether 2 or 4 stroke.
Thanks for your comments.
All recieved points are valid, however as someone who recently picked a 150 for the same part of the world, same boat, same application,I'll give you the reason I picked suzuki;
1)CC's as a user in a remote part of the world reliablity was high up the list
150hp out of 2.9ltr is lazy and unstressed.
2)I dived off a osprey 5.5 with a 20 year old 75( it did it almost every weekend for the 20 years) suz and it was reliable.this in the face of all the stories about them corroding away.
3)211kg made it the lightest in the 4 st 150 range, I decided on 4 st for the noise or lack of (power wasn't going to be an issue on a 5.8 mtr rib) also 2.9 ltr=torque.
I like looking after things,so the fact I could change oil filters etc was attractive.
Twin counter rotating balancer shafts make it very smooth.
I've not had a problem apart from tilting it up to much, causing it to burn a little oil on start up. My fault,as it has a tilt limiting switch.
If I was doing it again,the only other engine I would now consider would be the 150 evinrude due to weight 190kg...there no getting away from the fact the engine is heavy.However I still think I made the right choice.
I'd have put the DF175 on but Ribcraft wouldn't do it, it's the same weight...
couple of bob more no penalty,might be an issue if you insure it though.