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Favourite sounding outboard?

Old 03-10-2020, 10:01 AM
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Only outboards that stand out to me where those earlier 1970's Mercury inline 6s....typically 115hp, nicknamed "The Tower of Power".
Had a really high pitched scream.
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Originally Posted by Ar15bang View Post
HELL YEAH! Love my 250 - so quiet at idle.
Old 03-10-2020, 02:44 PM
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I get nostalgia anytime I see/hear/smell a 70s/80s Mercury 2 stroke (black max). Grew up with one on my fathers family/ski boat.
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:30 PM
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I didn't realize so many people liked the sound of the older noisy outboards lol. I had a 86 225 Johnson 2 stroke thing was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. Sounded like it was going to expload. I also had a v4 Johnson 1999 that wasn't horrible. I now have a new 115 etec on my bay boat but I much rather perfer the quieter Yamahas on my other boat. Best sound engine is the Seven outboards especially as they wind up. IMO
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I was coming back to the ramp when I was passed by a Maritime Skiff with a Suzuki 250. It was absolutely silent. That's the kind of outboard noise I could live with.
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Modified 2 stroke Mercury V6. I had a modded 175 at one point and it sounded insane.
Old 03-10-2020, 08:25 PM
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sorry.. The Ficht's and E-TECs are just music to my ears at idle
Old 03-10-2020, 09:16 PM
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Merc 250 EFI
Old 03-11-2020, 01:06 AM
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I wish they could create a silent outboard. Not being able to talk to your crew to coordinate plans, or listen to music during a 2 hour ride out to the fishing grounds gets old fast.
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300 ProMax!!!! The sound of freedom 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Originally Posted by ericpn View Post
I wish they could create a silent outboard. Not being able to talk to your crew to coordinate plans, or listen to music during a 2 hour ride out to the fishing grounds gets old fast.

Just turn the radio up louder. Mine goes to 11
Old 03-11-2020, 09:15 AM
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So how about worst sounding outboard?

for me the worst I ever heard was my whiny old 1990 johnson 115hp crossflow. That thing sounded wimpy.
Old 03-11-2020, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by clockwork View Post
So how about worst sounding outboard?

for me the worst I ever heard was my whiny old 1990 johnson 115hp crossflow. That thing sounded wimpy.
Anything under 200 lol

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