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scooterlee posted 03-20-2004 10:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for scooterlee   Send Email to scooterlee  
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.

alkar posted 03-21-2004 01:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
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.
jimh posted 03-22-2004 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
These article were posted to a new thread begun on this same topic. That thread has been deleted.
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scooterlee
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?

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Sal DiMercurio
I'd look into a new Evinrude 2 stroke [ DFI] at max recommended hp, as the DFI engine will give you just about the same fuel economy & emissions or even better in some cases & weighs lots less, with much more power for the same hp range.

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alkar
    
Scooter--You should re-read your post. :-) I answered the first question you asked.

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.

jimh posted 03-22-2004 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
1996 OUTRAGE 19
Maximum HP = 225

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