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Old 06 July 2010, 19:01   #1
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Evinrude e tec or honda bf 90

My yamaha 2 stroke 90 is dead. so i need a new engine for my 5.8 humber destroyer
my head tell me the Honda BF90 will be a better option ,but heart says the etec 130hp
i want the power and i worry the honda will be slugish.
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Old 06 July 2010, 19:20   #2
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Mariner 115 Opti ?
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Old 06 July 2010, 19:30   #3
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my head tell me the Honda BF90 will be a better option ,but heart says the etec 130hp
Any reason why you're contemplating 2 motors with such a vast differential in hp?
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Old 06 July 2010, 19:39   #4
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the honda bf 90 is a newer design than the honda 115hp but that is a option .and as for the e tec 115 hp is the same weight as the 130 hp and not much in the price.
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Old 06 July 2010, 19:49   #5
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If I were you, I'd decide what hp you want, then look around for a suitable motor.
The new (current) Soozook DF90 is a lightweight motor and very economical. 3 cylinder Optis (75-125hp) are also frugal.
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Old 06 July 2010, 20:06   #6
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My boat went well with the 90 yam but loaded up laboured a bit i just dont want to be disapointed the yam was old wich can't of helped, just never had a four stroke engine before so i dont know what to expect. is the optimax 125 same sort of money?
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Old 06 July 2010, 20:25   #7
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My boat went well with the 90 yam but loaded up laboured a bit i just dont want to be disapointed the yam was old wich can't of helped, just never had a four stroke engine before so i dont know what to expect. is the optimax 125 same sort of money?
In which case, don't bother with a 90hp 4 stroke as you'll be very disappointed. They don't have the low down torque of a 2 stroke.
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I wouldnt contemplate the Honda 90 either, it was my last engine on a 5.7 and I found it to be supremely gutless .. my transom was rated to 135 , and I forever wished I taken that instead , if your boat gets loaded with any kit, that 90 will really struggle, nice engine though it is

When I tried messing with props, I fitted one slightly larger than the stock one, and the transformation astounded me, it totally killed the engine, which adds weight to my above point. Theres nothing wrong with 4 strokes, but you'll need one with lots more 'Go' than that one
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Have a look at the ribstuff website, he seems to have some pretty cheap deals on at the moment. Ooh look you could get a 200 for 8,5k, that won't be sluggish!
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Have a look at the ribstuff website, he seems to have some pretty cheap deals on at the moment. Ooh look you could get a 200 for 8,5k, that won't be sluggish!
May be a bit flighty on a 5.8 Destroyer
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