RockDaddy Posted August 8, 2016 Report Share Posted August 8, 2016 I bought my Pathfinder in 2003 and it has served me well. At the time, Pathfinder's did not come pre rigged with Yami's, so mine has a Suzuki HP140 4 stroke. The engine has been great, sipping gas and very reliable. The boat runs 41 mph WOT. It seems to cruise best around 32 mph. I haven't had engine problems, but after 14 seasons I think it may be time to replace the engine. I would appreciate any suggestions that you have for what to re-power her with. A couple of things to mention: 1) I am looking at a 20 inch 150 -200 HP four stroke - Yamaha, Suzuki or Mercury. Specific engines include: Suzuki DF150 or DF175 Yamaha F150, F150 SHO or F200 Mercury 150 four stroke 2) The dealer I bought the boat from is 3 hours away and no longer a Pathfinder dealer. He's a good guy and sells Yamahas and Suzukis. I don't have any great dealers near me. If I did, that would drive my decision. 3) I plan on replacing all of the controls. I figure after 14 years, that would be a good idea. 4) This boat is much lighter than the current 2200 TRS - 1,350 pounds. The current engine weighs 410 lbs. I use the live well, but don't have a release tank. 5) I use the boat fishing inshore on the NC coast. 6) the boat has a few stress cracks, but not many. The Yami F150 is the easy answer. Since the Suzuki has performed so well, I hate not to be loyal. I understand the Mercury is very easy to service yourself, which given the poor dealers in the area, has some appeal. Any suggestions would be appreciated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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