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    May 2012
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    Default Best new 150hp outboard?

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

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    I talked to a Raystown striper guide at the dock Wednesday about his 150 Etec, he said it is super quiet and smooth, sips fuel and will idle down to slow trolling speed, saving him the need for a kicker. He has it on a 21 foot deep V aluminum hull. I am a direct inject 2 stroke fan, so etec, optimax or whichever direct inject 2 stroke for me. They pack the most power into the lightest package and are showing themselves to be as fuel efficient and the most stingy of the 4 strokes. It's been a while since I read any of the "shootout" articles that pop up, but the one I read on bigger 200 to 300 HP motors on bass boats agreed that the etecs and opti's held there own compared to the big 4 strokes. The lighter package is a plus for pontoon owners IMHO.

    The guide, who makes his living on his boat offered this, "If you're asking if I'd buy another 150 Etec, yes in a heartbeat".
    1992 Tracker Party barge 24 (new deck, carpet and interior, 2019)
    1996 Mercury 115 ELPTO
    1983 Sea Nymph FM171 Striper
    1985 Johnson 70 J70ELCO

    Raystown Country, PA

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    Go with the Yamaha 150 best review of them all

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