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May 14, 2019, 09:17:00 PM
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Nick196

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repowering my osprey 200
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:17:00 PM »
I am looking into repowering my 1989 osprey 200 was thinking an etec I have mercy 115 tower of power I would like to put a 150 on back  was wondering if anyone has done this. The 150 etc weighs 418 which is about the  20 pounds more than a 175 hp from 1989. Was just wondering if anyone had put a etec 150 on the back of there boat

May 15, 2019, 10:40:19 AM
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Re: repowering my osprey 200
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:40:19 AM »
I have a different hull but I repowered with an Etec.  Love it.  Super quiet.  Sips the fuel, uses very little oil, no smoke, instantly starts.  tons of torque.  Others on here have repowered with Etecs and I think you will find they all are very happy with them.  The 20lbs is not much to worry about and can be easily made up for by moving some weight around up under the console.   If your electronics are N2K make sure you get the cable to tie the Etec into the N2K network or get the I-command gauge.
1998 Explorer w/ Etec 250


1987 170 w/ Evinrude 90

May 15, 2019, 04:46:57 PM
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Nick196

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Re: repowering my osprey 200
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 04:46:57 PM »
thanks good to here that the etec is quite that was of the questions that I had I don't know what thouse electronics are but I will look into them before I purchase new ones

May 24, 2019, 02:16:39 PM
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Bencarpenter112

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Re: repowering my osprey 200
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 02:16:39 PM »
I raised the floor in my 200 osprey 4 inches closed the transom and hung a zuke 150. If I hadn't closed the transom there would have been some serious swamping issues. Go lighter with a 135 merc or etec could be an option as well. Cant remember exact weight on the zuke 150 but it is on the heavier side for the boat
1988 Aquasport Osprey 200
1987 Mako 17 (Sold)
1996 Palm Beach 18 Skiff (Sold)