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Re-power 1994 OUTRAGE 19 II
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posted 07-21-2015 01:53 AM ET (US)
Well I'm finally going to [re-power my 1994 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 19 II]. I've had my 19 Outrage II on the trailer for three years but we're going to re-power, add a new GPS, sounder, and anything else I can think of. I'm open to the four options I've thought of: Yamaha, Suzuki, E-TEC, or Mercury FOURSTROKE. I'm looking at varying gear ratios, weights, controls, service, etc. My guess is being in Seattle I'm OK with service. I also guess any of these options would be comparable. But being a CW guy I have to ask. Anyone with this model repowered lately?
One other piece of information: I'm seriously thinking of going with one of the 200-HP models. Yamaha, Suzuki, and of course Evinrude, all fall within acceptable weights, particularly as I won't have a trolling motor hanging off the stern.
posted 07-21-2015 08:39 AM ET (US)
For the E-TEC option, at 200-HP you should stick with the 2.6-liter model.
My general advice about which modern outboard engine one ought to buy for a re-power: find the dealer you are most comfortable working with for the purchase, installation, rigging, and after-sale support. All modern engines are quite comparable these days in terms of weight, performance, quality, reliability, and durability.
When I invested in a new engine for a re-power, the most influential element of the decision was the dealer I'd be buying from and working with in the future.
posted 07-21-2015 12:27 PM ET (US)
Here is a thread about my personal experience with a 1995 OUTRAGE 21. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/008107.html
My Outrage 21 has an AccuTrack hull, is slightly larger, and heavier so I think your performance would be even better. I would suspect you could get away with a larger pitch propeller. Tom W. Clark would be infinitely more knowledgable on that.
I agree 100% with JimH. I am the living example of benefitting from a great shop with excellent installation and after-sale support. In my area (Newport Beach, California) it is Yamaha and the shop is West Coast Marine Service who is amazing. However, if I were 100 miles to the Northwest in the Oxnard/Ventura/Santa Barbara area, I would have a Honda, probably the BF250, because up there Marine Specialty in Oxnard is an amazing shop. The after-sale support relationship I have is priceless.
posted 07-22-2015 03:05 PM ET (US)
I would also agree with the dealer point but on the flip side a new motor should give you trouble free service for several years. One would think you really not need to contact them for along time. However from time to time if its a lemon or it needs constant little tweaks here and there having a good local dealer would be helpful under warranty. How quickly they deal with the issue and how professional they are in handling the claim are important details.
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