New mercury 200 on 189

lowerkeyslowerkeys Posts: 89 Greenhorn
 I know guys like the 3.0 150 Mercury on these hulls. Has anyone added a few more pounds to go to the new 175/200/225 motor? 

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  • ChonggChongg Posts: 447 Deckhand
    edited September 14 #2
    Is the 189 rated for a 200? That would be one fast a s s boat.
  • FlatsBoyFlatsBoy Posts: 1,305 Officer
    A Yamaha F-150 weighs 478 the new Mercury 175 Four stroke weighs 475 lbs. They don't make a 150 yet in the new models only 175 -300 hp. No problem will be a little **** heavy but would run great.
  • Last-CastLast-Cast Posts: 197 Deckhand
    I beleive the 189 is rated for a max of 175 HP. If you went with a 200 or more you might have issues with your insurance company if there was a claim that was speed or structure related
    Egret 189
    Maverick 17T sold
  • Captain BackyardCaptain Backyard Posts: 431 Deckhand
    The Yamaha 175 VMAX SHO (4 stroke) is only 5 pounds heavier than the Merc 175 4 stroke.
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