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  • whitch outboard for my trophy?-gctid353946

    i have a 1997 bayliner trophy 2002 walk around and would change my 120 hp force outboard for a new four strokes .how many hp ? should i use and wath is the maximum weith (pounds) ? and tell me your good or bad experiance whit that move. tank you. by the way ,i use this boat for fishing litle far.

  • #2
    I have a 1996 2002 w/ a 175 merc(1996),I know that is the max h.p. rated for the vessel,I want to say that the weight on this is 396lbs,pretty sure but don't quote me.I have chosen to stay w/ 2 stroke because of the weight to power ratio,hope this helps.


    • #3
      Personally I would go with the most that the boat is rated for.
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      • #4
        I have a Mercury, two stroke on mine and it works great.

        I would just try to look at an E-Tech, 2 stroke, 150. Much lighter than the 4 strokes, less Maintenance. They may make one in a 175HP


        • #5
          1995 2002 with a 483 pound 150 HP Merc (Black Max). The 175 HP Merc is exactly the same motor and weighs the same. I would not go less that 150 for any Trophy. I have heard very good reports on the new 150 HP 4 stroke Merc which weighs in about the same as the old 2 strokes.


          • #6
            Take a look at a Honda 150. I have owned mercs all my life, but, I have loved the 150 Honda for the past few years. Been using it on a Carolina Skiff 238. The 150 Honda is the same motor as in the Accord. We know how reliable those can be. Research it a little. You may be surprised. Of course, everything on here is opinions. You can't go wrong with an merc or honda. Love 'em both. Those are my favorites. Google the performance numbers for each manufacturer. .Overall value...... Mercury is a great choice. Once you go to a four stroke, you may never look at the two stroke again.