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3Mach1

Registered: 08/01/10
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They are both the same price and this will be on a small tunnel hull.  From my search the 115 makes 126 hp and the 130 makes 130????   I am very confused about this.  It seems the 130 is the way to go even on a small light boat.  Am I wrong?  I am a long time Mercury guy  who still thinks they are a bit better in the high hp range but love the Evinrudes in the lower end.  I try to be open minded at all times but I like the msaller rudes.  I would like your opinions on this and I am sorry if I have asked this before and its been covered.  I searched but could not come to grips with a conclusion.   115ho or 130?  They are the same price and what is the difference?  Thanks.
Schoonerman

Registered: 06/27/10
Posts: 56
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Good question
                  I just bought a 115 HO and did not price the 130 mmmmmmm
will be interested to hear some comments?

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LIQUIDNIRVANA

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Two years ago I was invited to a BRP dealer meeting/test engine day on the water here in Sydney. (I am not a dealer). The 130 & 115HO had just been released. The BRP spokesman told all the dealers present that the 115HO was actually 126hp & the 130hp was actually 132hp at the prop. I do NOT know if it is still the same. Facts are though that any brand of outboard has a 10% window above or below its advertised horsepower. This is to say that a motor advertised as 115hp is allowed to be up to 126hp or as low as 105hp. The 115HO is at the upper end. The 130hp is 132hp. I would go for the 130hp BUT the 115HO sure looks nicer. One thing for sure is that they a a "honey" of a motor.

If you want overall performance then get an electric jack plate & prop them to their optimum RPM. If you are lookng for extra MPH then slightly overprop them & gain a couple of extra MPH but in doing so you will sacrifice some performance at the lower end & increase fuel consumption.  Your Call. Solution is have 2 propellors, & change them for your testosterone level\s on the day.

Ken


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Huey

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Registered: 04/20/08
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Hi, this has been discussed before so do a search if you want more info. They ARE the same engine and allow a boat only rated to 115HP to legally fit a 130HP basically. They differ form the STD 115HP and offer better high speed but the STD V4 will accelerate harder due to being tuned for low down performance and the HO and 130HP more for high end, so make the decisions on what you want. I will say once the HO and 130HP hit the 4200RPM mark they take off. If your boat is rated to 130HP, just fit that because saying 130HP vs 115"HO" might mean easier selling when the time comes.

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Huey.
msr3852

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 12
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Looking to upgrade, currently running an 2007 90 hp etec, and would really like the 115 hp ho but after reading posts, it seems as though the 130 hp etec would be the better pick! Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Its going on a 16 ft semi V aluminum hull with 5 ft bottom! Thanks!

ezellmer

Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 110
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If the boat is rated for 130, get the 130 as you can reduce the oil consumption by  having it set to the XD100 setting.  Can't be done on HO motors.

That and resale make it an easy choice from my perspective.

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115HO for me - Graphics are very nice - According to BRP is 126hp - All are superb engines but the looks tip the scales for me.

Ken

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msr3852

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 12
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Thanks for the input! I am leaning towards the ho b/c of the graphics, and i think that it should be plenty of motor! I just hope that I am not dissappointed performance wise! I know that the 130 is the same weight, as i think the same price also, which is why i was thinking about considering the 1
30! I just want my boat to "get it!"
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 I'm ENVIOUS!!!!

What is the transom height of your motor. If it is 20"  aka - long shaft then you will have the performance gearcase with the 2:1 high speed ratio.   The longer shaft 25" has a lower ratio with the V6 gearcase for more low end power.  Just a bit more info. There are no choices because the transom height determines the motor required.

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msr3852

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 12
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Not sure transom height, as I will find out tomorrow! I currently have a 90 etec, which i had to lower the motor to the last hole to prevent cavitation and porpoising! I have a gill bracket on my boat, and from what i gather, you are able to run your motor with cavitation plate above bottom of boat, but I lowered the motor mainly to correct porpoising! Anyway, I am eager to see what a few extra horses can do!! 

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A Rogue prop could quite possibly reduce if not eliminate the porpoise (they are a stern lifting prop) & you could run it higher on the transom as well. (The Rogue only fits 20" DSL or DPL motors up to 130hp) 


If your 90hp model number has the letters DSL (White motor) or DPL (Blue Motor) in it then it is a 20" longshaft.

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I have a pair of 130's and I'm very satisfied with them. The fuel mileage is unbelieveable and the power these engine have for 4 cylinders is incredable. I run right beside guys all day long with other brand engines and when we pull up to the fuel dock at the end of the day, they can't beleive how much more fuel they burned than I. My best friend has a pair of 140 Suzuki's (not knocking them, think they are good engines) on the exact same boat that I have and he will burn 4 to 6 more gals of fuel a day than I will when we run together all day.

msr3852

Registered: 12/08/11
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Thats great info liquid, thats exactly what i need! Eliminate porpoising and lift the bow! Thanks, as i will definately look in to the rogue. My 90 hp etec is DPL (blue motor).

Rosemead

Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 2
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Originally Posted by ezellmer
If the boat is rated for 130, get the 130 as you can reduce the oil consumption by  having it set to the XD100 setting.  Can't be done on HO motors.

That and resale make it an easy choice from my perspective.


I was under the impression that there was an XD100 setting on the 115HO, its the 150HO and up that did not have that setting?
LIQUIDNIRVANA

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Only by trying one will you get the answer. All & every boat has its own quirks. I do say that it will have an effect to a greater or lesser extent. It is certainly what I would do.  


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