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Repowering. Is VF150LA same as the F175LA??

Old 08-27-2020, 07:07 PM
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Default Repowering. Is VF150LA same as the F175LA??

Repowering, I was looking for a f175 but not in stock and got offered the vf150 and was told it’s the same as the f175? Is this right? Hanging it on a 78 mako.
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To your question its a NO. Probably 10 to 15 HP difference.

Its the same block though.But different programming.

Not trying to steer you a different direction. But a 150 Merc would be cheaper and better MPG"s. Great motor.
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The vf are the vmax high output engines. From what I've read an outboard is allowed to have a variance of up to 10% + or - of the advertised hp rating. A vf150 is probably close to 165hp since it's a suped up version of the f150. The f175 being a standard motor may be as low as 157.5hp or as high as 192. Either way Yamaha makes good engines. If you're good with 165hp go for it. It's only 10 less than what you wanted.

If you're not dead set on Yamaha the Merc 150 (as stated above) gets great reviews and is considered a strong 150. It's also probably the lightest in its class.

For the price of the Yamaha you could also hang a 175 or even a 200 Suzuki on the boat. Both are good, solid engines. A 150 Zuke would save you money and is a solid motor as well.

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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
To your question its a NO. Probably 10 to 15 HP difference.

Its the same block though.But different programming.

Not trying to steer you a different direction. But a 150 Merc would be cheaper and better MPG"s. Great motor.
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Originally Posted by bryan28 View Post
The vf are the vmax high output engines. From what I've read an outboard is allowed to have a variance of up to 10% + or - of the advertised hp rating. A vf150 is probably close to 165hp since it's a suped up version of the f150. The f175 being a standard motor may be as low as 157.5hp or as high as 192. Either way Yamaha makes good engines. If you're good with 165hp go for it. It's only 10 less than what you wanted.

If you're not dead set on Yamaha the Merc 150 (as stated above) gets great reviews and is considered a strong 150. It's also probably the lightest in its class.

For the price of the Yamaha you could also hang a 175 or even a 200 Suzuki on the boat. Both are good, solid engines. A 150 Zuke would save you money and is a solid motor as well.
Thanks,
I think I’m getting a good price for the vf. $12,100 at my door. but I will definitely look into the zuke. If I remember right they are about 30+ lbs lighter.

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