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#10756134 - 04/09/15 10:13 AM New engine
Fl0und3r Offline
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Registered: 06/09/14
Posts: 6
Loc: South Texas
I had a 175 Johnson for 9 years and running good, but gas is not great. So I am trading it in for a new and more fuel efficient engine. Does the Suzuki 175 fit in the category of fuel economical, torque and speed class for a 20 foot boat?

#10756782 - 04/09/15 02:58 PM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
HoustonCatfisher Offline

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 168
Loc: Houston, Texas
Too broad of a question.....2 or 4 or used?
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#10757834 - 04/09/15 11:35 PM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/03/12
Posts: 809
Loc: Lake Lavon,Tx.
I would get a Honda 4 stroke
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#10757964 - 04/10/15 06:43 AM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
tincan86 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1211
Loc: Kyle Tx
how much do you want for the old motor?
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#10757993 - 04/10/15 07:04 AM Re: New engine [Re: tincan86]
BigDave1 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 1488
Loc: Allen, TX
Yamaha 4 stroke

#10758092 - 04/10/15 07:59 AM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6097
Loc: texas
We are getting a 150 Suzuki on our new boat. Everyone I know that has one loves theirs.

My other consideration would be a Yamaha 4-stroke.

#10759422 - 04/10/15 08:02 PM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1248
Loc: Temple, Texas
Better check in your area who will work on Suzuki.In my area you will have a long drive.

#10766627 - 04/14/15 08:03 AM Re: New engine [Re: Freeman Clark]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6097
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Freeman Clark
Better check in your area who will work on Suzuki.In my area you will have a long drive.

I herd that from a lot of people. Every boat dealer we went and looked at sold and serviced Suzuki.

#10768981 - 04/14/15 11:14 PM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
TFF Guru

Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 15996
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Check out the new Mercury 150 four stroke. Its a 3 liter and getting good reviews.

The Zukes are good motors and I've heard they are very fuel efficient. They have a 200 four stroke, four cylinder thats supposed to be nice.

#10769294 - 04/15/15 07:58 AM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
gary purdy Online   content
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Suzuki has worked hard to build a good motor and improve their image over the last 10 years. They are the most popular outboard in many parts of the world.
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#10769732 - 04/15/15 10:29 AM Re: New engine [Re: Fl0und3r]
T Bird Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 3845
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Yamaha 200 HP SHO would be great on a 20' boat.


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