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|Author||Topic: Hey, JBCornwell|
posted 01-04-2002 09:41 AM ET (US)
Hey J.B.C. I was looking at another forum referenced in my earlier post here on suzuki warranties and saw your post there. I too was pretty "gun how" on the df140 but now hummm. Well anyway I was wondering how your outrage was coming. I found that yamaha has some interesting incentive programs running right now you may want to check them out, especially if your boat is still rigged for yamaha. I'm considering a yamaha 130 myself. I would like to get another 3-5 (enjoyable)years out of my outrage but don't want to sink a great deal of money in a motor. The old technology of a reliable carb 4 cylander yamaha 130 should be fine for my needs I mean I have a very tired 1987 150 evinrude now It can only get better, right. Well keep me posted on your progress I'm sure others will be interested too. I think a 2001 130 yamaha goes for $ 6800.
posted 01-04-2002 10:22 AM ET (US)
Ahoy, George. The Outrage is waiting for me to get done collecting electronics for it and bringing the Yammy 130 that came with it back to life. Current bottleneck is the carbs, which suffered badly from immersion. . . brass parts welding themselves to the potmetal castings. I am trying to get them stripped down for rebuilding but the jury is still out on what success I will have.
I am watching for a deal on a BF130 Honda or F115 Yammy and planning a proposal to Suzuki for a parts availability guarantee so I would feel safe buying a DF140.
"...get another 3-5(enjoyable) years out of my outrage..." sounds as thought you expect it to wear out; or do you merely expect to get an attack of "2 foot fever"?
Red sky at night. . .
posted 01-04-2002 10:41 AM ET (US)
It is really more than 2 footitis it is more like 4 foot plus itis. I would currently like a 22' but I can wait until I go for a 25' twin engine rig. I want to wait until I have the time and money to do a larger boat right. I don't think the outrage will wear out I just think I will have long outgrown it by then. The Bahamas is very near and calling, calling, calling but I will have to wait. I'm interested in knowing how your 130 handles on your 18' I don't think it will be large compromise from a 150. I do think a 115 might be however. Well good luck!
posted 01-04-2002 12:34 PM ET (US)
From what I've heard, George, the Yammy 130 performs like a 115 up to about 4Krpm, then adds a modest torque advantage. They are the same basic 105ci engine with the 130 having, I think, different port timing and exhaust tuning. That would account for the top-end-only advantage.
I sure wish engine makers would publish torque curves and forget about those misleading HP numbers. Torque is what makes boats go.
Bahamas calling? I took my Sakonnet to Bimini twice (in convoy) and my first OR-18 six or eight times (also in convoy). Come to think of it, those two trips across the gulf stream in the Sakonnet are why I bought the Outrage. HAHAHA! How memory plays tricks on us!
Red sky at night. . .
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