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  1. Best new 150hp outboard?

    Looking for any input on which 150hp outboard is best and why?

    Started by insuranceman, 10-12-2012 03:02 PM
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    09-28-2021 12:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Mercury motor tilt/trim.

    I have a 2018 Mercury 20 HP motor on my pontoon. I alsways leave the motor in the down position. Yesterday I notice the motor was tilted all the way...

    Started by Thechap1, 08-26-2021 05:10 AM
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    09-04-2021 07:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Mercury 40hp prop need help with number on prop.

    Hi everyone. Need some help trying to make sure I get the correct replacement prop. The current prop on the engine has a series of numbers inside...

    Started by snolan4571, 07-19-2021 09:40 PM
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    07-20-2021 06:54 AM Go to last post
  4. PowrTran / Jamar model 600 Tilt and Trim

    Yes! This is a very old unit. I was given one for my new pontoon acquisition but have sone questions. Hopefully someone on here will have some...

    Started by snolan4571, 07-13-2021 11:36 AM
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    07-16-2021 09:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Newbie here and for a very short time.

    Ok so now I get to tell a little about myself. Retired in 1992 from US Army with 21+ years. Moved to Minnesota in 92 and been pretty stable. ...

    Started by snolan4571, 07-13-2021 12:30 PM
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  6. Propeller Spins but Sudden Loss of Power at High RPM?

    A friend of mine has a Mercury outboard on his 22' Sun Tracker pontoon, model 1115F531D. It runs fine at lower RPM and moves around the water but...

    Started by jgruberman, 06-20-2021 01:24 PM
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    06-22-2021 10:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Prop corrosion/barnacles?

    Earlier this year when the river was running high, I managed to get my boat caught on a wing dike that's location I misjudged. (Water was swirling...

    Started by belercous, 10-08-2019 12:09 AM
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    05-25-2021 05:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Talon SS4 Prop for VF115 SHO on Sweetwater 2286 SBX

    I just bought a 2021 2286 sbx with a vmax 115, it came with an aluminum 135/8" x 14". With this prop, 4 people on board, no trim, the rpm was 6400...

    Started by Kapili, 03-16-2021 11:51 PM
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    03-17-2021 05:25 AM Go to last post
  9. 115 vs. 90

    We have been told by a local marine dealer that there is no difference in speed between the two. The 115 just has more torque and costs hundreds...

    Started by LadyGT, 02-17-2015 06:11 AM
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    02-20-2021 06:16 AM Go to last post
  10. Expectations, of HP.

    Why is it that when people go from a V hull boat with big HP to a pontoon with low HP they think that the speed should be adequate.??? I see in PDB...

    Started by funtooner, 06-13-2015 05:53 AM
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    02-06-2021 05:42 AM Go to last post
  11. Suzuki DF 90 2005 / Trim & Tilt

    The trim & tilt quit working, I can hear the relay clicking Sounds like the hyd pump motor is running when down is pushed but won't tilt up or down,...

    Started by Ezrollin, 11-08-2020 08:55 AM
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    11-16-2020 05:52 PM Go to last post
  12. 90 or 115 hp?

    so glad i found this forum! question for everyone.... i just ordered my 20 foot 2021 Avalon LSZ Cruise. i ordered it with a 115 hp yamaha rather...

    Started by Anthony, 09-27-2020 01:36 PM
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    09-29-2020 06:33 AM Go to last post
  13. Prop selection for Merc 50hp EFI BigFoot

    I have a 2014 Harris Cruisers 200 with Mercury 50 EFI BigFoot. AT WOT using 4 blade 13 7/8" x 13 P with 2 people on board, full fuel, I get 4100 rpm...

    Started by BigI, 07-24-2020 12:45 PM
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    09-04-2020 04:58 AM Go to last post
  14. My Engine Smokes Too Much

    1999 Johnson 50 HP 2 stroke w/ VRO. (oil injection) I'm told it's a common problem with this engines! There is no adjustment because fuel/oil pump...

    Started by Mike K, 08-20-2018 08:05 AM
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    06-12-2019 06:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Prop suggestions

    I have a customer who found a super clean 1984 model Evinrude 90 and put it on his 24 foot pontoon. Maiden voyage went OK with 5100 RPM and 23 mph...

    Started by Moser, 09-15-2018 06:26 PM
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    09-26-2018 11:27 AM Go to last post
  16. Is it wiring, or the starter solenoid

    Took my boat out for the first time this year. It started right up while on the trailer and once I backed it out and tied it to the dock, it wouldn't...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 06-17-2018 05:02 PM
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    06-25-2018 02:34 PM Go to last post
  17. Fuel keeps getting cut off

    I have a 1989 Mercury 100 HP outboard on a pontoon. Boat has a fuel cell. Every time I go to start it the fuel will not flow. First I thought it...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 06-19-2017 12:57 PM
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    06-17-2018 04:54 PM Go to last post
  18. wondering about Solar panel charger for outboard

    This would be for a 2002 25hp Mercury outboard on a 16' pontoon. Would it be a good idea to invest in a small solar panel charging unit for the...

    Started by Huggyd, 04-10-2017 02:07 AM
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    06-14-2018 07:22 PM Go to last post
  19. Help understanding engine ratings?

    If you're looking for the right engine and don't know where to start here's a breakdown of engine duty ratings :...

    Started by vscatena, 06-07-2018 11:35 AM
    engine, marine engine
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    06-07-2018 11:35 AM Go to last post
  20. New power for the Forester.

    Some of you know that I work on outboards here at my house, in a 20 x 30 building I build in the Fall of 2015. I also buy and sell outboards that I...

    Started by Moser, 04-21-2017 08:01 PM
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    09-20-2017 06:56 PM Go to last post

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