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Old 31 December 2008, 19:51   #11
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thanks for all the info..my 1980 5.8 was a lot heaver and ran like all heck with a merc 75.. so I guess I will run a Yamaha 85 2 stroke and strap on a parachute. This is the only mid size Yamaha available down here..

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Old 01 January 2009, 22:02   #12
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looking at a Evinrude 115 which weights in at 300#s, I haul a lot of weight, usually 3-4 divers and gear with two sets of tanks. Think this would be good motor size or just stick with the standered 90. I would just change stickers or get a different hood for insurance. How would my fuel economy be between the two when loaded lightly if I kep my foot out of it?
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Old 01 January 2009, 22:31   #13
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looking at a Evinrude 115 which weights in at 300#s, I haul a lot of weight, usually 3-4 divers and gear with two sets of tanks. Think this would be good motor size or just stick with the standered 90. I would just change stickers or get a different hood for insurance. How would my fuel economy be between the two when loaded lightly if I kep my foot out of it?
You'd last about 10 seconds on an insurance inspection considering the HP is searchable via engine number.
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Old 02 January 2009, 00:07   #14
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You'd last about 10 seconds on an insurance inspection considering the HP is searchable via engine number.
guess I will just stick with finding a 90 ;(
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