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Old 29 October 2019, 18:02   #1
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150hp recommendations

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Would welcome anyone's experience, good or bad on 150hp. Need to repower a deep V centre console boat. 150 is recommended power. Evinrude G2 is attractive for its grunt, minimal servicing and they look quite cool (not really a good reason I know). 4 stroke (there are good deals it seems on Mercury 150s) is possibly more reliable, fuel efficient. Main use will be fishing but a bit of general family boating on nice days.

Any recommendations as to good or not so good brands - or are they all good these days??

Apologies if this question has been asked loads of times. I've had great advice though from this forum in the past so coming back again!

Many thanks
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Old 30 October 2019, 03:48   #2
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I was reading an article recently about fuel economy on 2 vs 4 stroke. I can’t remember where I saw the article but it basically said that 4 stroke was more economical for low speed cruising but 2 stroke was more economical for higher revs and more speed. That might help you decide on your fuelling at least or may be of no help at all ��
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Old 30 October 2019, 04:13   #3
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Mercury F150.....Love it.

Quite, bags of torque and to-date, faultless 220hrs in 18 months.
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Old 30 October 2019, 04:26   #4
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Hi

Would welcome anyone's experience, good or bad on 150hp. Need to repower a deep V centre console boat. 150 is recommended power. Evinrude G2 is attractive for its grunt, minimal servicing and they look quite cool (not really a good reason I know). 4 stroke (there are good deals it seems on Mercury 150s) is possibly more reliable, fuel efficient. Main use will be fishing but a bit of general family boating on nice days.

Any recommendations as to good or not so good brands - or are they all good these days??

Apologies if this question has been asked loads of times. I've had great advice though from this forum in the past so coming back again!

Many thanks
Itís been out for a few years now but itís still technically one of the more advanced engines in this category. Thatís the Honda bf150. 4 valves per cylinder with Vtec. They are based on the Honda Accord engine. 2.4 litres.
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Hi

Would welcome anyone's experience, good or bad on 150hp. Need to repower a deep V centre console boat. 150 is recommended power. Evinrude G2 is attractive for its grunt, minimal servicing and they look quite cool (not really a good reason I know). 4 stroke (there are good deals it seems on Mercury 150s) is possibly more reliable, fuel efficient. Main use will be fishing but a bit of general family boating on nice days.

Any recommendations as to good or not so good brands - or are they all good these days??

Apologies if this question has been asked loads of times. I've had great advice though from this forum in the past so coming back again!

Many thanks
Interesting read on the G2's
https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating...=#post13036316
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Old 30 October 2019, 04:59   #6
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no Knowledge of 150 for me but i have just nmea 2000 a honda 100 ,and was shocked to only have to spend £43 on a lead (genuine honda ) ,i think this is as i read honda needs no additional "gateways " , my old garmin pulled up loads of info fuel burn and engine data with no additional electronics , maybe worth consideration if you need new instrumentation .
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Personally, for a bit of general boating I'd go for a 4 stroke - quieter and smoother. I put a new 50hp evinrude on my SR4 and it was great fun but for a 150hp, I'd go for the Mercury.
Strictly imo, obviously just blind brand loyalty as they're all good now.
It's been said on here before but you need to find who your local main agent is and seriously look at that brand.
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Old 30 October 2019, 07:08   #8
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It's been said on here before but you need to find who your local main agent is and seriously look at that brand.

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Mercury F150.....Love it.

Quite, bags of torque and to-date, faultless 220hrs in 18 months.
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I've heard and seen nothing but very good things about the Merc F150 .....and a Humber powered RIB I know and have driven certainly goes extremely well!
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Old 30 October 2019, 13:34   #10
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Another vote for the merc 150 ....... Cracking engine.

The big capacity gives it loads of low down grunt

Mine is on a 585 with a rev4 prop. Very pleased with the performance and fuel economy. Also my boat is used for 99.9% fishing.
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Old 30 October 2019, 17:43   #11
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Thanks all, very helpful. Looks like Mercury gets the most votes.

Good point re local dealership. For me that's Evinrude, attractive deal on G2 150.

Will let you know how it goes.

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In the little fishing harbour that I am currently near, the majority of outboards seem to be Yamaha although they are generally smaller than 150.
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In the little fishing harbour that I am currently near, the majority of outboards seem to be Yamaha although they are generally smaller than 150.


I bet thereís a Yamaha dealer nearby too.
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Possibly - a quick Google suggests the nearest Yamaha dealer is Glasgow which is still a few hours drive and a ferry ride away.
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Old 31 October 2019, 12:54   #15
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Possibly - a quick Google suggests the nearest Yamaha dealer is Glasgow which is still a few hours drive and a ferry ride away.
Not sure where you are but if your in Scotland you also have Dave Anderson marine in Dundee

(Davie) on the forum

Maybe a good idea to ask around the locals why they use predominantly yamaha engines in the area
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