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Old 03 July 2016, 14:53   #1
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Outboard upgrade

Hi lads, I'm wanting to upgrade my 40hp outboard on my 5.4 sea rider, a pal has a nice Johnson v6 150hp, I know they rate these ribs for up to 90hp but was wondering if it would work with a 150hp on the back, probably sounds mad but it's in my mind :-) what are your thoughts?
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Old 03 July 2016, 14:55   #2
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Hi lads, I'm wanting to upgrade my 40hp outboard on my 5.4 sea rider, a pal has a nice Johnson v6 150hp, I know they rate these ribs for up to 90hp but was wondering if it would work with a 150hp on the back, probably sounds mad but it's in my mind :-) what are your thoughts?
I think it's a Cracking idea. Good Trolling engine too!

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I'd go for it👍 be sure to post some photos, can't wait.


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I think it's a Cracking idea. Good Trolling engine too!




When the outboard arrives ashore without you, this is what they'll say:-

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But just in case this isn't a really good troll, it'll bugger the transom very fast and it may swamp/fill up the boat while at rest in anything other than millpond calm with that much weight on the stern. There's not much freeboard on an SR5.4 transom.
Don't do it.
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Does it have a good anchor locker for ballast 😉
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I know it's a crazy idea, it's a shame as I could get it cheap :-) it's a right old beast of an engine!
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Is there enough space to get two on there....it'll sound much better and you might as well go out in a blaze of glory.
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Thats a big lump and thirsty lump for that boat. Save a few more quid, sell your old engine and get something better. If you can afford the fuel you can afford a better outboard!

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I've been offered a suzuki 85hp 2 stroke outboard, are these engines any good? I don't know much about the bigger suzuki outboards, but the small ones seem reliable enough, anyone have any experience of these? Many thanks
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Old 04 July 2016, 06:23   #10
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ive had 6 Suzuki's now 4 4 st,25 2 st,25 4 st, 40 2 st 90 4 st never let me down

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