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i have a 2090bt warrior that got towed in from lost bay area last night...i would love to find a used 150 tiller but there arent many of those out there. my old motor (rest her sole) had been a great motor and owes me nothing (merc 2 stroke) tons of hours and very little problems, i got it new in 99 and i havent looked at new motors since then so im a little rusty on my product knowledge...like i said i would like to find used but i think ill be forced to buy new...

my boat is rated for up to 150 but would take one down to 125...thanks for any ideas..

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just get an ez steer or what ever the tiller assists are called.. i would personaly get an 150 e-tec..

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I bought a new boat last year and did a lot of research on motors. I have heard a lot of good things about the suzukis. my friend is a guide and he has a 175 four stroke suzuki tiller on his 20' warrior and loves it, only down fall was that he dropped the lower unit (smoked a rock) on rainy last year and it took 4 weeks for the new lower unit to show. I ended up buying a yamaha hpdi, because of all the good things I have heard about them. Watson (kabetogama) ended up buying a ranger because he couldn't get lund (ran lunds for years)to put a hpdi on a boat for him, he told me he puts 4000 miles on the hpdi each year and has never had a problem with one. hope this helps

dave

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Yamaha 4 stroke. Quiet when your sitting next to it all day and no smells to deal with. The Johnson/Suzuki's are also nice. I have seen to many people with E-tech problems to suggest one.

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STICKER SHOCK!!!! YIKES...when i got my motor in 99 i paid 5800 for it...to replace it is double...sorry for the post...back to a used one...125 to 150 that could be converted or is a tiller...the sooner i get this resolved the better... i went to k-mart and went bowling last night...pretty soon ill be going for long walks and gardening....help!!

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150 e-tec...good gas...low oil...lots of pwr...quiet...sweet motor...had mine 3 yrs...awesome!

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Honestly Z85, Merc, Yamaha or Etec are all great motors. The Optimax or 4 stroke Mercs all feature a 115, 125,135 or 150 tiller and are really nice motors. Since you had Merc before why switch? I personally have had only Yamahas and have always had great luck with them but I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the 3 mentioned. If used make sure you have someone do a compression check and a full run through on it before you buy.

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Z85, how well did your 125 push your 2090? What went wrong with your current motor. Any chance of rebuilding it?

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I have run a 135 Merc Optimax on a 2025 Lund Pro Vee for the last two seasons and can say I have no complaints. I am on the water just about every day and it has never let me down. The 150hp would be a good upgrade for my 21 footer though. Merc also makes a new tiller 175hp and 200hp but better get out the wallet.

Jackfish

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it could only get about 40 mph with a tailwind and just me in it with an empty gas tank...not bad but could use a little more...found out on friday that i blew a bearing on the crank and cracked the case so its pretty much toast..

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Z85, you seldom see used 25" big HP tiller motors, but there is one newly listed on the WC classifieds. It's a Merc 125 down in the cities. Must be miserable with the boat out of action and all those Rainy fish wanting to be caught.

Good luck.

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ya...its killing me...i hope be rollin in a week or so thanks for the lead on the motor...ill call them now!

thanks

p.s.

if anyone needs an extra in there boat...let me know!

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Z85, might be hitting Rainy for a day next week then heading for LOW. If I have an empty seat, I'll let you know. If it doesn't work out, maybe see you on the water later--I'm in a Yarcraft with a F115 tiller Yammie. Looks to be the same boat that 125 is sitting on.

Good luck.

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probably will be hard to find but heres a couple things bout 150 e tec ...i have one it would make a great tiller

specially on a 20 ft boat mines a 20 ft yar craft but a wheel

boat being you will be siiting in the back it has great power you plane you out right NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I fish winnie alot i can backtroll with it in about a 10 mph wind

not as quiet as yamies and hondas but way more power and it plenty quiet if back trollin

i run with 200's all the time....blow em away out of the hole

you probably could get by with a 125 and really be albe to back troll gives you little more chance of finding one

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  • 2 weeks later...

nope...not yet...still looking at it sit on the trailer...but a freind of mine borrowed me his for a week (otis on this site) and the weathers been crappy or super windy only got out a few times...but thanks again otis for letting me use your lund! i got a little spoiled having a windsheild in the rough water! the big hang up on the used motor is the 25 inch trasome and a tiller that will also work on the pro tiller power steering system...

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Why don't you put a reman power head on it or should I ask you how much are you looking to spend to fix your motor or replace it..just asking I am a manager at a marina

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2004 Mercury 125 hp Outboard Motor - $3700 (Edina)

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Date: 2009-07-26, 9:37PM CDT

Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

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I am selling my 2004 Mercury 125hp outboard motor.

It trolls down to 1.5mph. 5 blade stainless steel prop.

This motor can be used as a tiller or a remote(steering wheel) application. You would just need to purchase the correct cables.

The motor is in great shape. Absolutely no problems at all. I am wanting to upgrade to a larger horse power in a four stroke.

The Saltwater Edition is an upgraded option making this motor safe to use in Saltwater. Currently all new Mercury motors are Saltwater ready,

This particular motor has only been used in freshwater. It has outstanding power out of the hole and great top end speed. The motor is in showroom condition.

$3,700 or best offer

Call John at 952-239-5254 if you have any questions

Location: Edina

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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ya...thanks for the heads up but he sold it already...he told me he sold it to cheap cause his phone was ringing off the hook!

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