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1996 Rage 15 does OMC 115 and Merc 175 work in the same hull?
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posted 05-29-2006 08:17 PM ET (US)
Hi, I am cosidering buying a 1996 Rage 15 OMC 115, but the engine is taken out and so are the Jet. Is it possible to install the Merc 175 Jet Pack in this boat? I believe the boats are identical, but is it the same fitting? Where can I buy a complete set of Merc 175 Jet og 115 OMC if not possible to find Merc 175 kit? Thanks, Kasper
posted 05-29-2006 10:02 PM ET (US)
User Tuna1 has indicated that the hulls are not identical between the 115Hp and the 175Hp versions. Although, we have no photos to confirm or deny this comment. He has owned several Rages and seems to be the most knowledgeable about the 175Hp versions.
If you have enough money and enough time, I'm sure you could cut a larger hole in the hull or make whatever modifications are necessary. However, to the best of our knowledge, it is not "plug-n-play". I feel certain he could elaborate on the subject.
posted 05-31-2006 09:52 AM ET (US)
Like Where2 says, Tuna can give you the info. I think I would purchase a new drive from turbojet and a remanufactured omc v-4. If you're real handy with fiberglass, you could change to an outboard but I think that would be alot of work. Let us know how you make out with the repower.
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