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1988 Outrage with 225 Johnson?
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posted 09-24-2002 11:59 PM ET (US)
I have been reading some of the posts on repowering and overpowering. I boat at higher altitude and loss of power in higher thinner air is noticeable. I have a 150 Johnson (carb) on my 18 and have found a newer 1995 225 Johnson (carb) in spectatular condition. (He is repowering to a four stroke) and I am thinking hard about getting it. Controls are the same, probably an easy changeout and wow would it be fun on those long rides at Lake Powell with a full 60 gallons of gas. It is alittle heavier engine than the 150 (I think) but the hole should would be incredible (I hope). Is this crazy thinking? Is 75hp over the limit really pushing it? Could I damage my transom?
Thanks for any advice
posted 09-25-2002 09:49 AM ET (US)
Anything is possible as far as you questions go. Are you looking at that one in CA? I would personally go with an EFI 150 and that would solve all your issues.
posted 09-25-2002 02:51 PM ET (US)
A 2 stroke on Lake Powell is maybe pushing it!
posted 09-25-2002 02:52 PM ET (US)
Yes, it is in the Alameda area. He is repowering with Yamaha. I would love a new EFI, just can't afford new right now and I havent' seen anything on the used market that looks good.
posted 09-25-2002 02:59 PM ET (US)
If that is the one on E-Bay and you can snag it for under $5k.....nice engine. Remember one thing though....that little tank won't last long with a 2-thirsty-5. Mine is a monster on gas.
posted 09-25-2002 03:20 PM ET (US)
I don't know. I think a Johnson 225 is a bit much for an 18. One of those is quite fast on a 22. Weight would not be the issue. This would be faster than my twin 115 18, which I can't open up anyway unless it's dead flat.
I'd estimate over 60 mph.
posted 09-25-2002 03:45 PM ET (US)
If this makes you feel any better...it is a 200, not a 225.
1996 Johnson Oceanrunner 200H.P. Outboard. This engine is hardly broken in. It has approximately 75 hrs. on it. It was sold and subsequently serviced by the same Boston Whaler dealer in Alameda,Ca. (The Outboard Motor Shop). I purchased the 20 ft. Whaler with the intention of replacing this engine with a four -stroke. The engine comes with the binicle control, tacometer. cables, oil resevoir, stainless steel prop as well as an unused spare prop. The engine is still on the boat and you can arrange for a test run. There is one scratch on the left side if the keel- this is surface only.(see keel photo) The rest of the motor looks and runs as new. The Outboard Motor Shop serviced the engine before I picked it up and would be willing to check it again. the model # is j200txedr. You may call me at 707-477-0608 or by e-mail .
posted 09-25-2002 06:25 PM ET (US)
You are right. My mistake it is a 200, not a 225. My existing 150 is an 88 and it is mint, but up at altitude (4000-7000ft)it is lacking a bit. I am sure at sea level it would be great. I would probably keep it in the event I every sell the Whaler I would not being passing along an overpowered boat and just keep the 200 for another Whaler. I have 3 daughers and I am looking for a mint Revenge that I think would be more appealing to them
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