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prop for 140 suzuki
|Author||Topic: prop for 140 suzuki|
posted 05-25-2003 01:52 AM ET (US)
having a 140 suzuki mounted on a 1986 18outrage going to put on 14x19.5 from 1986 140 evinrude I was wondering if this going to work? what do you think Sal or bigshot?
posted 05-26-2003 12:00 PM ET (US)
Which 140 suzuki do you have? 2-stroke or 4-stroke? I don't believe the hub is the same if you have the 4-stroke...I may be wrong though.
posted 05-27-2003 02:38 AM ET (US)
posted 05-27-2003 11:00 AM ET (US)
Curious as to how much it set you back? Thinking about the same.
posted 05-27-2003 02:27 PM ET (US)
Good choice, darryl! I just installed this motor on my '89 Outrage 18 about 1 month ago. I went from a 150 Evinrude down to the 140 Suzuki. I was nervous about dropping the 10 hp. However, I am turning the same dia and pitch prop as before and I only notice a 1 or 2 mph difference when the boat is fully loaded. I am running a 4-blade Power Tech prop (14x18 pitch - uncupped) and turn at 5900 rpm with about 2500 lbs total weight. Max speed is around 43mph with the same load. However, mileage increased to over 6 mpg on my first trip! Oh yeah, I was also talking to my brother about the boat's performance on my cell phone while running at 4000 rpm!!! They are QUIET!
If your old prop will work, the 19.5" might be a little tall if you run heavy loads (full fuel and 3-4 people). I tried an 18" double cup (5200 rpm and 36 mph), a 17" uncupped (6300+ rpm and 41.2 mph), and decided on the 18" uncupped. I could not be any happier with this motor!!!
As for the price, I was out the door with new gages, new binnacle, 4-blade stainless prop, new fuel/water separater, and the 6-year warranty for $10.5k after tax (6.25% in Texas). It was more than I wanted to spend but I should make most of it back by the time my warranty runs out with what I am saving on fuel....and oil...
posted 05-27-2003 11:55 PM ET (US)
Brought the motor from Monterey bay marine in Calif.$8000 motor only $260 shifter and plus tax
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