yes the 135 BEAST is the choice!!! mine is both fuel efficient and a rocket ship . the xd 100 setting will not only run cleaner but more efficient . u wont believe the holeshot and in your case pure torque . i can run from venice to bocagrande and back for about 5 gallons. 1720 actioncraft REAPERACE about 920lbs of glass .
OK, I have decided not to get the 115 to replace the 130 on my 18' Four Winns. So which motor would be better for my boat - the 135 HO or 150? Would the gear cases be different? My Four Winns has a 25" transon if that makes any difference for which motor would be better. I am most interested in getting the best gas mileage at cruising speeds, 3500-4000 RPM and 25-30 mph. Hole shot performance is not important. I have looked at all the Performance reports for both motors and my hunch is the HO EMM is programmed more for power output at the low end and maybe not as good fuel economy at cruising speeds. OTOH, even if the 150 gets better cruising mileage the higher initial cost might offset that? Any info/thoughts you might have would be appreciated. Thanks.
Because you are familiar with the 4 cylinder Evinrude E-TEC 130 HP, you will be amazed at the performance and economy of the 135 HP V-6. With a 25" shaft, both the 135 and the 150 have the same heavy duty gearcase.
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