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I currently have a 175 v max hpdi on my 03 master angler 18. Has anyone repowered these boats with a 115? Mainly wondering how well it planes and what sort of cruise speeds people are seeing. 

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I don't have an actual answer for you, however Ill tell you what I think. I think going from a 175 to a 115 you will be very disappointed. I think a 150 is the perfect motor for the 18MA, not sure the advantage of going with a 115(assuming we are talking 4s and not 2s). The weight is pretty close of the two, fuel consumption will be close, and price new will be close. Only thing I could guess that would be a factor to go with a 115, would be a super duper deal.

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23 minutes ago, hurricane said:

I don't have an actual answer for you, however Ill tell you what I think. I think going from a 175 to a 115 you will be very disappointed. I think a 150 is the perfect motor for the 18MA, not sure the advantage of going with a 115(assuming we are talking 4s and not 2s). The weight is pretty close of the two, fuel consumption will be close, and price new will be close. Only thing I could guess that would be a factor to go with a 115, would be a super duper deal.

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Price between SHO Yamaha 150 and 175 are very close and the weight is the same 480 . The SHO Yamaha 115 is 3-4 thousand dollars less than the other two and the Vf115 weight is 370 while the vf150 & vf175 are 480 lbs.   If possible you should try and ride in a boat set up with the combo you are looking at and see how the handle the weight and HP . 

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I have a 17 with a DF140, no way I'd ever go to a F115 or anything smaller except maybe an old spiffed up 2 stroke 130.

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For what it is worth I have a 20ft LT that had a 150 Vmax 2 stroke  and called Skip about a 115, no way.  Got a standard  4 stroke Yamaha and cruise at 35-40MPH,  4000-4400 rpms. It would be perfect for your needs.  If you need to have go somewhere fast it will get you there.

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FWIW,  At the lake yesterday, a severe thunderstorm was moving in on us.  There was a short window of time to get back to the ramp.  Punched it and made a run for it.  We got the boat pulled out and ready to roll with 1 minute to spare before the heavy rains started.  It was good to have the extra horsepower and speed when we really needed it.  If your boat can handle the extra weight and still be balanced, I would get the extra horsepower.

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