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Mercury fourstrokes 150 vs 200hp

Old 01-14-2019, 07:57 AM
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Default Mercury fourstrokes 150 vs 200hp

I am looking at repowering my old searay laguna 24.
Boat originally had a pair of 135s and it currently has a set of old 200 optis. I like the performance of the optis but their time is up.
Im on the fence between the new 150/200 mercs, the 150s are substantially cheaper but curious how much performance they would give up vs the 200s
Does anyone know of any direct comparisons between the two motors on the same hull?
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:28 AM
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Still not many 200s around yet but for what its worth those 150s are torque monsters. Id be willing to bed theyd do great on your hull unless you were super concerned about top end.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:10 AM
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I have a 24 silverhawk which is a stretched 23 seacraft. It originally had 175 optis . I recently repowered with 150 4 strokes. I have ZERO complaints. Cruise is pretty much the same and i might have lost 2 or 3 off the top end. She is much better balanced now and requires very little tab
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:38 AM
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My Whaler 26 had a pair of 225 Optimax and I repowered with the fourstroke 150s.

Top end is around 38Kts, cruises all day at 30Kts and 2.2mpg.

Very happy with the repower
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:08 AM
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You don't suppose an extra 30% more HP per motor might be significant?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:35 AM
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2 x 150 on a 24 Searay is plenty.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:29 AM
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Yeah, unfortunately I'm sure there are very few of the 200s out there yet.
I was confident the 150s would be enough but was looking for experiences from anyone that has replaced the 150 with a 200 on the same hull?
What differences did you see in performance/fuel burn/noise etc.
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