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Old 08 September 2009, 16:16   #1
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is it a good idea??????

hello people
does any one know the weight of an evinrude 135 hp v4 compared to a mercury 40 hp blue band? i had the mercury and its died, got offerd a evinrude very cheap (not seen it yet but ment to be in great con)) and was wondering if it would be ok to fit on a 16 foot picton sport speed boat? any tip's or advice or is it a bad idea? i have seen small boats with big engines on, do they have any modifcations?
thanks dan
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Old 08 September 2009, 16:42   #2
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try asking on boatmad.com mate...
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No way. You'll end up with end up with an 'animal'. I know guys that grossly overpowered speedboats years ago. The results were scary.

I know of a couple of Ribnet members who might be interested in the 135 though.
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Old 08 September 2009, 17:28   #4
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The earliest my outboard magazines go back to are 1984 but a Mercury/ Mariner 40 hp 2 cyl 65 kg and the evinrude 140 hp 141 kg 115 hp 137.5 kg 90 hp 137.5 kg these were all v4 so i guess the 135 will be around the same weight hope this helps
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Old 09 September 2009, 04:47   #5
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Sublime....... ridiculous!

(Well, in as much as you could describe a blue band as sublime! )

All joking aside, The first port of call should be the maker's plate on the transom. It will (or should, assuming your boat isn't too old) have a Max HP & weight written on it. Older ones will sometrimes give a max HP, but no weight, however if it's that old and you stick to a 2- stroke of a similar vintage you should be OK.
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I'd suggest you phone David Picton in Bridgend and ask him.
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Old 09 September 2009, 15:08   #7
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No way. You'll end up with end up with an 'animal'. I know guys that grossly overpowered speedboats years ago. The results were scary.

I know of a couple of Ribnet members who might be interested in the 135 though.
yeah ok let me know my number is 07795803124, text or ring, what sort of price should i be asking for?
cheers or i could be up for a swop for a 60-90hp, i think this 135 will be abit to big, plus my boat is old and will prob break the trasom
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Old 09 September 2009, 15:29   #8
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The earliest my outboard magazines go back to are 1984 but a Mercury/ Mariner 40 hp 2 cyl 65 kg and the evinrude 140 hp 141 kg 115 hp 137.5 kg 90 hp 137.5 kg these were all v4 so i guess the 135 will be around the same weight hope this helps
thanks for that info mate, i think its going to be a bit to heavy for my small boat,
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The 16ft picton is not strong enough for 135.

the 135 is good on a picton 17 volante, but thats a totaly diferent boat, much stronger and heavier
especially in the transom area.



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No idea about the weight, but my freind used to have one of those 140hp evinrude V4 outboards on a Flatacraft F5 and it did 48knots easily. The thing that stuck in my mind the most was the FANTASTIC howl from that motor

You'll certainly have a rocketship with that motor on your boat! Good luck
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