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    Repowering 1998 Rendezvous 2109-gctid803277

    I am repowering my 1998 Rendezvous 2109. The old 120 Force just doesn't have it any more, and fitting trim tabs to that overhanging transom is proving an impossible task. By calculation (USCG Safe Boat Design), the transom is designed to handle up to 260HP. The minimum to push the boat effectively is 185HP. Other forums indicate success with 175-200HP.

    Anyone out there have experience with this? (HP, 2 stroke -Vs.- 4 stroke, 4 Cyl. -Vs.-6 Cyl. Make (Merc, Yama, John/Evr, Suz, Honda, etc.)

    Welcome to the forum!!

    It really does depend on the intended use of the boat. The four strokes are going to be slightly heavier in most cases, but usually better on fuel, quieter and more torque for heavy loads.
    1987 3818 Hino 175
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    Prince Rupert B.C.


      Check out the 2 strokes from Evinrude burns as clean as a 4 stroke.
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      1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

      Manalapan N.J


        Welcome aboard.

        Pay close attention to the weight limit for the transom. That will be the determining factor more so than the HP.

        As far as brand, like oil filters, spark plugs and anything that has more than one manufacturer you will find different opinions. Do your research into what you feel are the most important attributes you are looking for.
        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
        1998 3055 Ciera
        (yes, a 1998)
        Previous boat: 1993 3055
        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
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