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Repowering an 88' Outrage 18' w/ Yamaha Carb ok?
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posted 08-08-2003 10:51 AM ET (US)
Does anyone have any experience with the Yamaha 150 TXRB carbureted? I have the opportunity to buy a new (03') one for a good price. Obviously, i would prefer fuel injected, but if the new carbs work well and are reliable, then i may go with it.
This motor will be for repowering my 88' outrage 18'.
Thanks in advance!
posted 08-08-2003 12:24 PM ET (US)
you pretty much can't go wromg with yam,but carb vs fuel inj. i think is more just preference
posted 08-08-2003 12:38 PM ET (US)
If the price is right...go for it! I don't think you will be disappointed with the performance of any new outboard in that size range. Reliability should be good too, otherwise Yamaha wouldn't sell that motor. Fuel injection would probably give you better effiency but how long would it take to make up the difference in gas savings? 4 years? 6 years?
posted 08-08-2003 01:57 PM ET (US)
Good points, thanks.
The price i can get is $6900 brand new- I think it retails for over 9k, no? Does this sound like a good deal?
Also, can i use the existing hydraulic steering assembly? it was setup for an 87' Evenrude 150.
posted 08-08-2003 02:17 PM ET (US)
When I repowered, the best price I found was $7400 for a Johnson carbed so I would say that is a good price.
As for using your existing hydraulic steering, you might need a bracket to connect the system. I can't imagine that it would cost even half of what it would cost to convert back to cable steering.
Good luck with the motor!
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