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|Author||Topic: Power choices|
posted 12-08-2002 09:59 PM ET (US)
I have a 22' 1981 outrage that needs a new engine. What is the experience with twin 115s. If a single engine is choosen I'll probably outrig with a new four stroke model, any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Stephen.
posted 12-09-2002 09:18 AM ET (US)
2 stroke or 4 stroke 115s?
Why not a single 225 4 stroke from either Yamaha or Honda? Probably run you around $16,000 installed.
There are some great deals out there on conventional carbureted and EFI (not DFI) outboards in the 200 - 250 HP range too that could save you some money.
posted 12-09-2002 09:46 AM ET (US)
you will pay about the same for twin 115 Suzuki 4S or a single 225 Yamaha/Honda. I would do the twins personally but if you do a search here you will find where we did about 5 threads on repowering a 22'. Most preferred the single.
posted 12-09-2002 11:35 AM ET (US)
Bigshot, Why twins? Does the amount of Horse power permitted / recommended increase if you put on a bracket to mount your engine/s?
I read numerous stories about 250hp engines being mounted on 22' OR but to my knowledge the max rating is 240HP.
posted 12-09-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)
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posted 12-09-2002 04:34 PM ET (US)
SS- If you are powering a fishing machine, go with a twin set up. Otherwise, stick with a big single 200/225, you can go up to around 240 hp.
As a father with multiple kids liking watersports, I prefer 2 stroke tech for pulling out of a whole-- I use old tech, carb, you may enjoy the DFI lineup.
There are plenty of articles in the boating mags comparing new 4 strokes vs 2 stroke DFI's.
posted 12-09-2002 04:35 PM ET (US)
posted 12-09-2002 09:35 PM ET (US)
I repowered my '90 22' OR from twin Evin. 88 spl's to a single Yam 225 EFI. I love it!! The boat fully loaded wouldn't plane on one 88 anyway unless you were in a flat creek!! The 225 has plenty of power!!
posted 12-10-2002 03:23 PM ET (US)
That 225 evinrude is a powerhouse, would be a great engine!
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