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merc125 posted 11-01-2005 05:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for merc125   Send Email to merc125  
On the last trip of the season my 1998 Evinrude 175 Ocean Pro (carbureted 2 stroke) lost compression in one cylinder. I'm not sure if I will rebuild or replace this engine.
One of the nice things about this setup, was that the scuppers were clear of the water when at rest. I estimate the weight of this engine at 400 pounds. The larger displacement 2 strokes are listed at about 500 pounds, and the 4 strokes 580 pounds.
If you have one of these larger engines, Are your scuppers under water at anchor, and what type of performance are you getting? Thanks MartyD
vermilionwhalers posted 11-22-2005 08:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for vermilionwhalers  Send Email to vermilionwhalers     
Sorry for the tardiness; fall chores have kept me off the forum. 200hp Merc Offshore (1997 model). No problems; scuppers out of the water. If replaced I would probably go with a 200 Verado. Boat rated for 225 so should be no problem. We probably get about 35mph but alas no speedo on this boat.

PS Best Boston Whaler ever made...

Hoping for ice out in spring...
Doug Johnson

20dauntless posted 11-22-2005 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
I have the same boat with a 200hp carbuerated Yamaha 2 stroke and a 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke kicker. The total setup is probably about what a single 225hp 4 stroke weighs. Depending on load the scuppers can get pretty low, but the problem is easily solved with scupper plugs in each scupper. They are only underwater when the boat is heavily loaded, normally with 6 people, full fuel, 2 golden retrievers, and gear for a weekend at our cabin. When the boat is lighter the scuppers are out of the water. The boat has no performance problems. Lightly loaded I can run close 50 knots according to 2 garmin gps's. If I were in your position i would probably put either a Yamaha F225 or 225 ETec. Hope this helps.


DeepSouthWhaler posted 11-23-2005 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DeepSouthWhaler    
Look at the 175 Opti - 431 lbs or the 200-225 Opti - 497 lbs
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 11-24-2005 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
why not switch to the ball scuppers and not worry about it?
20dauntless posted 11-27-2005 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
Bob, that's a good idea. I saw a 22 foot Sea Sport with this setup this past weekend. The only thing im concerned about is the ease of cleaning golden retriever fur out of them. Maybe I will add them this winter.
Thanks for the tip,
robr posted 11-28-2005 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for robr  Send Email to robr     
Where do you get the ball scuppers? That sounds like a good idea. I end up with brown stains in the scupper wells on my 96 Outrage-20 because water is constantly going in and out.

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