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Bob Zollo posted 07-02-2003 08:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bob Zollo   Send Email to Bob Zollo  
Can somebody tell me about this motor ? I looking to buy a outrage with a 150 ocean pro ? are they any good ? Thank you BZ
Isleauhautwhaler posted 07-02-2003 09:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Isleauhautwhaler  Send Email to Isleauhautwhaler     
I have an ocean pro made by OMC and it has been a lemon from day one. The new motors made by Bombardier are much better.
I had the power head replaced after the first year and it has been in the shop.
I have two whalers, an 18 outrage and a 25. The Yamahas have on the big boat have been terrific.
Bigshot posted 07-03-2003 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ficht or carbed? Big difference on reliabilty there. I have a 1993 Ocean Runner and it has NEVER been in the shop.
hooter posted 07-03-2003 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
In September 1999, Ah bought the 2000 model-year carbed OceanPro 150 that's hangin' off the back o' mah Outrage-18'. In over 400 hours, it has been the quietest, best runnin' 2-cycle Ah've ever owned. Never had a problem.
NEVER SCARED posted 07-03-2003 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
I have a used one that had 235 hrs when purchased, now it has over 500 hrs. My rectifier just burned out, but me thinks it had to do with very loose and corroded battery terminals. Aside from that, just added gas and oil, no water pump, no tune ups, no mechanics in 4 years.

Never scared

Sal DiMercurio posted 07-04-2003 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Carbed are bullet proof but the 98 & 99 Evinrude FICHTS were the ruination of OMC, major problems with the 150s & 175s, same 60 degree powerhead.
Those were the problem engines, not the big guys, 200s & up, 90 degree engines.
A word of caution, better change that water pump every 2 years ....3 at the very longest or your gonna be real sorry.
Rectifiers usually go out because guys use wing nuts on their batteries & tighten them by hand, that is a huge
"NO - NO", always use double s/s nuts & tighten them with a wrench because all you need is 1 loose wing nut & kiss your rectifier goodby.
Sal
fadams posted 07-18-2003 06:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for fadams  Send Email to fadams     
I replaced twin johnson 70's with a brand new 1997 ficht.
I doubled my fuel mileage to 4.6 mpg and it was fast. Unfortunatly, it was in the shop a lot with "no oil light" and other oddities. It blew last week with 350 hours on it. I am not going to fix it. Half the evinrude dealers never got the ficht software to be able to work on it. I have moved a lot and fish San Diego, Florida, Michigan and when it went down on vacation it was frustrating. Many other ficht owners have had similiar experiences. Supposedly the newer fichts are better but I can only drop $10,000 once in my life. I think I'm going to repower with a Honda 130. Any thoughts?
hauptjm posted 07-22-2003 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Like the guys before me, I have a 1995 150 Johnson Oceanrunner (the same as the Evinrude Ocean Pro) and it has performed flawlessly. The only repair to date has been a $2.00 gasket on the power trim and a $35.00 optical sensor for the ignition. I bought it used hanging on the transom of my boat with no idea of how many hours were on it in 1999. Since then I've put at least 250-300 hours on her. I can troll for 3-4 hours at 5 knots, then pull in the lines and run her up to 5500 rpm and crise on in. Wake up the next day and take some youngsters out on the tube and never miss a beat.

A side note: recently a mechanic friend was over while I was changing spark plugs (I replace them every year), and he did a compression test for me. Every cylinder was within 1-2 psi of another and at the recommended range when new. Made me feel good that she compared so well after 8 years of frequent use. I'm knockin' on some serious wood right now.

budbudbud3 posted 06-28-2009 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for budbudbud3  Send Email to budbudbud3     
I'm looking to buy a 96 welcraft with twin 150 oceanpro's - counter rotating... they have been sitting for 2 years... 'm afraid the motors may start and sea trial then then 3 hours into some running - the impellors may then let loose after sitting.... your thoughts? 2 years - maybe 3 of non use - will they work then die - or will they die when first started? I also hope they ran the fuel out - gas in those carbs for 2 years cant be good... thew boat was supposedly winterized professionally so hopefully that was done...

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