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#12579430 - 01/15/18 09:50 AM Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices
Gonzz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
I have 20k to spend. It has a 97 Johnson Venom 225 on it and going with a brand new engine. Thinking about the Yamaha 225 4 stroke. Haven't ruled out others. Any suggestions?
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#12579570 - 01/15/18 11:32 AM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
T Bird Offline
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See which Mfg. is offering best price rebates and warranty incentives. Negotiate with multiple dealers for best base price, extended warranty and install/rigging cost. Note you will have to purchase new controls, cables and prop. This time of year dealers need business. "NEGOTIATE"


Edited by T Bird (01/15/18 11:33 AM)

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#12583155 - 01/17/18 03:01 PM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
paul06 Offline
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what are you going to do with the venom?

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#12583244 - 01/17/18 03:58 PM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: paul06]
Gonzz Offline
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Originally Posted By: paul06
what are you going to do with the venom?


Selling it
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#12590526 - 01/22/18 02:24 PM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
T-racer Offline
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Gonz if I had 20k in your shoes I'd sell that Stratos and buy you a newer rig! JMO, that's what I'd do if I'm you.
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#12594597 - 01/24/18 10:21 PM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
Glenn54 Offline
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It appears you ended up getting a new Mercury. Is that right? I've heard the Yamaha motors were hard to find, for re-power, especially the higher horse power like you needed.

Originally Posted By: Gonzz
I have 20k to spend. It has a 97 Johnson Venom 225 on it and going with a brand new engine. Thinking about the Yamaha 225 4 stroke. Haven't ruled out others. Any suggestions?
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#12594690 - 01/25/18 06:18 AM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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I bought a 2018 merc 225 pro XS from Jacos.. Rockwall Marine will do the install... Yamaha 4 stoke was not available..


Edited by Gonzz (01/25/18 06:19 AM)
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#12601536 - 01/29/18 10:31 PM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
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Loc: Pearland, TX
Just curious..

With $20k, you could get a newer well taken care of bass boat all day.

But if you want to keep your boat, I understand. I had the same exact boat a few years ago with the 225 Rude Vindicator and that was one bad [censored] piece of machinery!
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#12601646 - 01/30/18 05:13 AM Re: Re-power my 97 Stratos 201PE prices [Re: Gonzz]
Gonzz Offline
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
I did it for the 5 yr platinum warranty
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