2006 Mercury 115 Four Stroke

2/25/15 @ 2:13 PM
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gamehunter
gamehunter
USER since 7/4/09
Does anyone have any good or bad on this motor? I found one and I am looking into swapping it onto my boat in place of my old Evinrude premix two stroke.
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3/6/15 @ 8:32 PM
icebelt
icebelt
USER since 10/22/13
Coils are a problem on merc a sore as. Buy a 115 e-tec you will be much happier

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2/26/15 @ 5:31 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
should be fine

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2/26/15 @ 9:53 AM
gamehunter
gamehunter
USER since 7/4/09
I have a built in floor gas tank. It is in the front of the last third of the boat. So... about 3/4 or so back from the front.

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2/26/15 @ 9:40 AM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
the weight of the motor is only a factor if your gas tank is in the rear of the boat

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2/26/15 @ 8:06 AM
gamehunter
gamehunter
USER since 7/4/09
I looked it up. Dry weight of my current motor is 306. Dry weight of the 4 stroke merc is 386. Not sure if that is going to be a problem or not.

Looking into it further, an 06 optimax 2 stroke dry weight is at 375. Then I would also have to mount up the tank and such for the oil injection.

I will have to pick the brain of the dealership to find out if adding the 80lbs, or better, to my transom is going to effect it or not.

Edited on 2/26/15 8:13 AM
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2/26/15 @ 7:07 AM
poptop
poptop
USER since 10/1/03
ihave one on a 17 footer. no problem with power or hole shot. only thing is the four stroke is heavier then the two stroke. you may want to look into weight ratings of the boat before you pull the trigger.

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2/26/15 @ 5:32 AM
gamehunter
gamehunter
USER since 7/4/09
It will be replacing a 115 on a 16 foot boat. Same horsepower swap.

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2/26/15 @ 12:52 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02
What size two-stroke is it replacing and on what boat? The performance of a four-stroke of the same horsepower will not equal that of a two-stroke, at least hole shot wise.

I'm a four-stoke fan, there is a difference on lower-end though while mid range and top-end are great.

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