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|Author||Topic: Honda BF150|
posted 10-02-2003 11:55 PM ET (US)
I just read an article in Trailer Boats Magazine about the new BF150. They tested it on a 20' Blue Water. I know lots of the die hard 2 stroke guys will find many faults with this motor but from what I read, it seems pretty impressive.
5.4 mpg at 33 mph and 3.1 mpg at WOT is excellent fuel economy. It pushed the 20 foot boat to 42 mph at 5700 rpm. I think if they used a 14.25 by 17 pitch instead of the 15.25 X 19 pitch it would have better all around performance since max rpm is 6200.
At 485 lbs (25" shaft) it is a 54 lbs heavier than the 150 OPTI (20" shaft) and 58 lbs heavier than the Evinrude DFI. It weighs about the same as the new 150 Yamaha 4 stroke.
In my opinion, this new motor would make a good fit on an 18 Outrage or even the 19 and 21 Outrages as well. What do you think?
posted 10-03-2003 10:26 AM ET (US)
About time Honda slimmed things down.....their 115/130 weighs 505lbs.
posted 10-03-2003 09:37 PM ET (US)
5.4mpg at 33mph doesn't sound impressive, is that 2.4 mpg?
posted 10-03-2003 10:37 PM ET (US)
5.4 miles per gallon is way better than 2.4 miles per gallon. You might be confused with gallons per mile?
posted 10-06-2003 01:38 PM ET (US)
Tad confusing the way he wrote it. What he said is 5.4mpg at cruise(33mph) and 3.1mph at WOT(42mph). That 150 is burning roughly 6gph on the nose at 33mph which is retty darn good. I bet if ya ran it around 27-28mph she would get over 6mpg. This is still close to what a DFI 150 will burn, maybe a tad better.
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