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Posted - 01/11/2018 :  15:59:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 1999 135 hp optimax took a dump so I have to repower my 1999 195 dual console. I have my eye on a 2005 115hp optimax with low hrs. Is the 115hp enough hp for my boat. Thanks

lou cabot


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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  07:59:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
under powered is miserable - 135 optipop was a V6- the 115 is a 4 cylinder- there is a lot more than 20hp difference in the functional power from these 2 engines.
The used optis do sell cheap- wonder why? you know why.
You can get can get a new 4 stroke 150 merc for a few bucks over 10k-
with a simple plug and play adapter your wiring and control will fit-
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michigan dave

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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  21:21:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a clean 135 Merc, 25 inch, 1994 model, ready to bolt on and go. You could be back on the water for 1500 bucks....plug and play


1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson
1996 Mako 22
1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury
1987 21b 225 Yamaha
1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.
1979m21 225johnson "blue dolphin" bought off this board and restored
with everyone's help!!Gone but not Forgotten....
1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone
1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone
1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone
1983 224 with closed transom and bracket
And 160 SOB (some other boats)
Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.
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Posted - 01/28/2018 :  18:43:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 115hp is a 3 cylinder.
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