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#10813922 - 05/02/15 03:31 PM What motor and why?
EPIC FISHIN Offline
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Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Cedar Hill ,Tx
Im buying a new bay boat but dont know what motor i should go with! Ive looked at them with yamaha 150, 200, and evinrude etec 150 and 200. I really like the new Epic boats! Just dont know the difference in motors. fuel economy, noise, reliability ect.
What are yall experiences?

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#10814240 - 05/02/15 07:13 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
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I have a Mercury Optimax 115 on my bay boat. Love it.

Have operated plenty of boats with Yamaha 4 strokes too. They're QUIET motors, and reliable.
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#10814346 - 05/02/15 08:13 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
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Either one but bigger is better
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#10814370 - 05/02/15 08:26 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
HasBen Online   content
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Whatever motor you get, get the max hp for the boat. I would go with Merc or Yamaha, just personal experience.
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#10814450 - 05/02/15 09:00 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
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Loc: Liberty
Yamaha 200 fourstroke. Darn near bulletprof. That 4 stroke is probably the best motor yamaha builds for all around dependability
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#10814554 - 05/02/15 09:40 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
EPIC FISHIN Offline
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Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Cedar Hill ,Tx
thanks guys!!!

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#10814830 - 05/03/15 01:46 AM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1865
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
ive ran Yamaha, mercury, and now have an E-TEC 150. My pick would be the evinrude due to the efficiency, and durability and the quietness of the motor is unreal! Good luck!

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#10815185 - 05/03/15 10:16 AM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
ssmith Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 2969
Loc: scotland tx
in texas buy a mercury or Yamaha you will eventually sell it an it will get more return on your investment good luck.

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#10815317 - 05/03/15 11:52 AM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
EPIC Steve Offline
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Registered: 02/06/15
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Loc: Seagoville, TX
I have a Epic 22 ft with a 200 Yamaha . Love the boat it runs about 50 mph and good on gas.

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#10816167 - 05/03/15 09:12 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
Moose364 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 145
Loc: East Texas
I have both a Yamaha and a Mer, both are good motors, I guess if you beat it out of me I prefer the Mer over the Yamaha, and just because the Mer starts a little easier than the Yam, when its cold other than that its a toss up both are good motors
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#10816238 - 05/03/15 09:38 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
ztitans1 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 92
Loc: Texas
I have an older boat and it has a Big Ol' Johnson...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2gIdMRwfuM
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#10816310 - 05/03/15 10:07 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: ssmith]
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Originally Posted By: ssmith
in texas buy a mercury or Yamaha you will eventually sell it an it will get more return on your investment good luck.


Truer words have not been spoken. Evinrude has terrible re-sale in Texas.... period.
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#10816630 - 05/04/15 07:55 AM Re: What motor and why? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: ssmith
in texas buy a mercury or Yamaha you will eventually sell it an it will get more return on your investment good luck.


Truer words have not been spoken. Evinrude has terrible re-sale in Texas.... period.
Probably a reason for that

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#10818600 - 05/04/15 07:52 PM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1369
Loc: Temple, Texas
If you are on the coast look at what the people are running that are on the water everyday.
Be you will see Yamaha will rule.

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#10822107 - 05/06/15 08:11 AM Re: What motor and why? [Re: EPIC FISHIN]
Tommy Yetts Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: Rockwall, TX USA
If you are thinking about the 22SC then don't go below 200 hp. The Evinrude E-Tec 225 is a perfect fit for this boat. It will get it down the lake.
If it is the 25SC then don't go below 250 hp.
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