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    Tug of war E-tec Vs. New Merc 4 stroke


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    Pretty Damn Cool !!
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    It looked like a non-vented prop on the Merc; is that typical for a 4-stroke? It would definitely make it harder to get the RPM's up.
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    Looks like the merc was given the benefit of hitting the throttle first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova Kaw 650 View Post
    It looked like a non-vented prop on the Merc; is that typical for a 4-stroke? It would definitely make it harder to get the RPM's up.
    The E-tec did the same thing to a Yamaha F150. As mentioned both motors were set to factory recommendations.

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    Lower unit gear ratio?
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    I would guess all factory stock. I wasn't there but they say everything normal. 150 is 1.85:1 on the BRP side not sure what the Hammer or Merc is, I'm sure it is on their sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampioNman View Post
    I would guess all factory stock. I wasn't there but they say everything normal. 150 is 1.85:1 on the BRP side not sure what the Hammer or Merc is, I'm sure it is on their sites.
    Looks like the Merc is a slightly lower ratio, which should give the Merc an advantage. I guess the 2-stroke is stronger out of the hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova Kaw 650 View Post
    Lower unit gear ratio?
    1.92:1 gear ratio on a new Merc 150 4-stroke
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    WOW, that's neat.

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    181hp On that Evil'Rude.....shes a Beast thats for sure...on Bass Cats Sabres a 150HO was the same speed as 175 Pro XS and it wasnt just one boat.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxlakephoenix View Post
    181hp On that Evil'Rude.....
    Where do you come up with 181hp on a 150 HO? If it is not a calibrated dynomometer operated under ICOMIA procedures, then it does not mean a thing.
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    max HP on the 150 would be 165 +- 10% of 150

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    Very cool Fred. Thanks for posting.
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    You can also find this test and and the full version of testing on the Evinrude website www.evinrude.com

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    Interesting.... well put together.

    Look at the frame at 1:42... and note the trim angles of both engines.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EuropeanAM View Post
    Interesting.... well put together.

    Look at the frame at 1:42... and note the trim angles of both engines.
    was the merc NOT tucked under?? hmmm

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    According to those who were there, the trim was not changed at all during the tug-of-war. Both motors were trimmed the same to keep things equal.

    They did try pulls with both motors at neutral trim and trimmed out, but the results were the same.
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    It did say an neutral party observer was on hand to verify everything was on the up and up. At least the Merc did better than the Yamaha which the e-tec capsized.

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    Cool video....but it's not going to make me head out and buy an ETEC

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