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Stephen Saussy posted 12-08-2002 09:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for Stephen Saussy   Send Email to Stephen Saussy  
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.
gf posted 12-09-2002 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     

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.

Bigshot posted 12-09-2002 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
Stephen Saussy posted 12-09-2002 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Stephen Saussy  Send Email to Stephen Saussy     
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.


Barry posted 12-09-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
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David Ratusnik posted 12-09-2002 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
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.



David Ratusnik posted 12-09-2002 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
reelescape1 posted 12-09-2002 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
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!!
captbone posted 12-10-2002 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
That 225 evinrude is a powerhouse, would be a great engine!

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