Originally Posted by neil.mccrirrick
The angle of the transom reduces th length of the vertical I.e. The shaft leg. Plus modern outboards can ride higher than directly in the keel line where tradition says the cav plate is in line. All this helped me to a decision hope it helps you
Iím currently leaning to either Suzuki 200hp AP or the latest Merc 200hp. Both appear light enough.
Been told the Suzuki in Long shaft is easy to get hold of, but a long shaft Merc is special order.
To a degree it will come down to what deal I could get, but still open to opinion on these two options.
What speed do people think I could achieve from a set up like this? I get around 42-44knots WOT from the 150 VMAX, but have been told going to 4cyl could blunt performance even though adding 50hp?!? 🧐