New EVINRUDE 150 Comparison Video

BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
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  • Pat LPat L Posts: 440 Officer
    Youre getting to be quite the movie star Bill
  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Ah, you saw me in the video!

    Must have been the hair since you cannot see my face.

    I was there to document how thorough the set- up was to keep things as equal as possible for a fair test. My article will be out soon about filming the challenge.
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  • Itch-2-FishItch-2-Fish Posts: 396 Deckhand
    Where will your article be seen? What magazine/website?
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  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
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    "There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
    --- Travis McGee


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  • TriplecleanTripleclean Posts: 6,591 Officer
    I likes the video, i didnt know they were that different. How much noise do the new etec make?
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  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
    The Evinrude had a quieter idle than the Merc due to the Merc exhaust was directed downward to the water and caused a splashing sound. You can see that in the video as they are preparing the straps for the tug-of-war.

    For the last 10 years the E-TECs are close to the 4-strokes for quietness at idle and have a more pleasing tone at high speeds, along with being quieter than some 4- strokes.

    With either the E-TEC or a newer 4-stroke, you can have a normal conversation at cruising speeds.
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    "There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
    --- Travis McGee


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  • FlatsBoyFlatsBoy Posts: 1,289 Officer
    How come you don't do a comparison of the Etec 150HO vrs. the Mercury 150 ProXS ?:funnypost Apples to Apples
  • mastercastermastercaster Posts: 1,257 Officer
    FlatsBoy wrote: »
    How come you don't do a comparison of the Etec 150HO vrs. the Mercury 150 ProXS ?:funnypost Apples to Apples

    Marketing doesn't care about 2 stroke vs 2 stroke.

    My opinion based on personal experience with the 115's is the proxs has the etec beat slightly on everything except low end torque, noise and looks (Merc needs a new designer, those things look like crap).
  • FlatsBoyFlatsBoy Posts: 1,289 Officer
    Marketing doesn't care about 2 stroke vs 2 stroke.

    My opinion based on personal experience with the 115's is the proxs has the etec beat slightly on everything except low end torque, noise and looks (Merc needs a new designer, those things look like crap).

    Of course marketing doesn't care because they would get it handed to them by Merc in the 2 stroke vs 2 stroke! Just saying and i owned both a 115 & a 175 Pro XS along with a 150 HO and there is no comparison the Merc is better!:rotflmao
  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
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    "There is never just one thing wrong with a boat"
    --- Travis McGee


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  • BillgranBillgran Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Here are links to short videos of just the tug of war and of the bass boat drag race:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TECqUzrSmWo&feature=player_embedded tug of war


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmfXJUlIME drag race
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    --- Travis McGee


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  • Kapt.HookKapt.Hook Posts: 426 Deckhand
    I would like to see it go up against the new Yamaha 150 vmax sho. in performance/cost.
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