Vector Motor Selection

Hello,
I currently have a Vector with a 150HP Merc on it. But I am in need of purchasing another engine for it. What specifications should I be looking for? I am interested in a Merc with 145HP or less. I wasn't sure if I need a short shaft with low water pickup?
What size prop? etc. I look forward to your answer.  Have a great day! Monique

 

Monique,
Out of all the small below 150 hp motors I've run on a Vector, my favorites were the 130 and 115 hp Yamahas.  You could bolt a 130 Yamaha and 26 pitch drag propeller on the Vector and it would go 70+ immediately.  Most everybody else's small motors are too heavy or have the wrong gearcase or some other problem.  The 115 OMC loopers are also a good choice.  This motor should run very similar to the 115 Yamaha.  Any of these do not need any gearcase mods.  Try to locate 24 or 26 Yamaha drag propeller as the best overall choice.  Hope this puts you in the right direction.

Randy

 

 

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Thanks,
Mark C.

 

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