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bucketmouth64

Choosing a motor

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I'm thinking of buying a new boat (Lund 1875 Pro V bass), my choices of Mercury motors, 115 4S, 150 4s, 175 optimax, 200 optimax, 200 verado (L4). I've eliminated the 115, I don't believe I really need the 200 hp (due to cost possibly). So I'm wondering what are some opinions on the 150 4S or the 175 Optimax, which would be a better choice. I haven't ruled out the 200 totally, depends on the final price with the options. One opinion told me to go with the 150 4 stroke, great motor, Mercury has vastly improved the motor from when it first came out.

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Don't even look at anything but a 4 stroke.  Loud and smelly. I see them on the water and think to my self "What???" So now you are down to 150 4S and Verado.  I have a 200 Verado (L4) on a Pro V 1875 and love it.  Had a 150 on an 1800 Pro V  which I liked very much but but there is a step up in the performance having a supercharger.   Nor sure what people are looking for with the 6 cyl 200 Verado.  My Verado is super quiet at idling.  Super throttle response when you push it down.  I am sure you would be happy with the 150 as well but there is a difference.  HAVE FUN!!!

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I have a 150 4S on a  Lund 1800 Tyee.  Plenty of power and speed for me.  Have hit 50 with the boat with a light load but 45 is no problem whatever the load.  It will handle a 175 but boat dealer said it would only gain 2mph and overall performance about equal.  No brainer for the price difference.

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Just was out with a neighbor with a 150 4 stroke merc.  Pretty nice motor.  And the smartwhatever gauge was petty cool.  Nice and quiet and efficient. 

 

The 150 Suzuki is a pretty nice motor also. 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I believe I'll be going with the 150 hp. My next question is trolling motor, 24/36 volt? I have a 24 volt now with a MK maxxum. I would like to get the MK Ultrex, but that has a 80lb thrust and the 36 volt comes at 112 lb. Is there a noticeable difference between the two? I noticed they come in ipilot and ipilot link. What's the difference? Not sure if I would utilize ipilot since I don't walleye fish. I use the trolling motor a lot while fishing.

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I'd go with 112 if you have the room more power and I believe last longer on the water. I pilot is worth it. Spot lock to fan cast an area or to stay outside the dock that you just got broke off of are two benifits. I pilot link links up with your hummingbird unit if that's what you have for a depth finder. Let's you follow depth contours. Good luck with the purchases 

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