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Re-Powering With 4-Stroke Engines
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posted 03-20-2004 10:44 PM ET (US)
I am thnking about re-powering my 1996 OUTRAGE 19 with a 4-stroke 225-HP engine, either a Yamaha or a Suzuki.
Which 4-stroke 225-HP weighs less, the Yamaha or the Suzuki?
Has anyone re-powered with a 225-HP 4 stroke?
How did it work?
A dealer in town said my 1996 OUTRAGE 19 could take the power but not the weight. [Has anyone] any experience [with re-powering a 1996 OUTRAGE 19 with either a Yamaha or a Suzuki 225-HP 4-stroke]? Thanks from Leon.
posted 03-21-2004 01:14 AM ET (US)
There is less than 20 pounds difference between the 225s made by Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki. The Yamaha is lightest at 583, the Honda heaviest at 600.
posted 03-22-2004 09:01 AM ET (US)
These article were posted to a new thread begun on this same topic. That thread has been deleted.
alkar informed me about weight, but he missed the question.. Is a 4-stroke 225 in either suzuki or yamaha to heavy to work on my Outrage 19ft or should I repower with a 2-stroke motor?
I didn't answer your other two questions because I have no personal experience with repowering a newer 19 with a four-stroke.
Sal is right. The injected Evinrude 135 performs better and gets better fuel economy than the Honda 130, for example.
However, four-strokes have their merits too, and if you've decided to go with a four stroke, the weight difference may be so small it's insignificant. The new Yamaha F-150 is 466 lbs. The injected Evinrude 150 is 427 lbs. Forty pounds is not a deal-breaker on a 19' Outrage.
posted 03-22-2004 09:02 AM ET (US)
1996 OUTRAGE 19
Maximum HP = 225
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