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Yamaha 200 on an Outrage 17'
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posted 06-07-2003 02:46 AM ET (US)
I just bought this Outrage 17', a 98 model witha 99 model Yamaha 200 V6 that has only 5 hours on it. I am concerned that the engine is too big although it handels very well. Can anyone comment and ellaborate as to the threats an oversize engine might have? While at it, does anyone know where to locate a transducer on this hull?
posted 06-09-2003 11:06 AM ET (US)
I have a 1999 17 Outrage II that I just installed a 200 C yamaha on. So far I am very happy with the performance of this new engine. I previously had a 150hp Optimax on the boat. My 200 Yamaha is a commercial model which is lighter than a standard OX 66 EFI 200 Yamaha (maybe 50-60lbs). Also it should be noted that the 200hp is the same weight as the 150hp Yamaha in either case.
posted 06-09-2003 01:30 PM ET (US)
I have a 96 Outrage II, 17 with a Mercury 135 2 stroke. The max listing for this model is 150, so your boat will be considered overpowered. There will be insurance considerations and possible liability issues if your boat is powered over the USCG limit on your hull plate, if your total weight of 1820 Lbs(boat, gear, fuel, & passengers) are over said limit, and you are involved in any accident. The engine is also approx. 150 lbs heavier than the contemporary 150's which would have been sold with the unit (431 vs 583 lbs).
That said, many posting on this site have overpowered with no practical issues. I'd be tempted to, say overpower the Montauk 170 (115 vs 90 max). However, I own an Outrage 17 and am able to achieve 48 mph on the GPS with a 135. I would consider a 200 HP borderline dangerous on that hull. When trimmed out, the 17 can be skittish at high speed without a Doel Fin or other stabilizer. Much depends on how it's propped.
If I were you, I'd boat conservatively and trade down for the Yammy 150 4 stroke when it comes out.
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