10-21-2013, 07:54 AM #1
1991 2.4 bridgeport efi // or mercury 225hp
i have a 1991 2.4 bridgeport im looking to run on my 1989 seabold 21' ski boat but having second thoughts,,was thinking about going with a mercury 225hp fishing motor 1997 an up on year ,,i have the mercury 150xr4 on it an it runs good just think its little under powered if anyone has sum info. or advice on which way i should go ,i know alot ppl dont like the bridgeports or the 2.5 L mercs are suppose to be better .im just looking for reliable motor to run ,i ocasionally pull a tube or skier but want the extra hp when out cruising//. i maybe looking to try an trade the bridgeport for a 225hp??
Last edited by seabold; 10-21-2013 at 08:05 AM. Reason: add picture
10-21-2013, 08:50 AM #2
The Bridgeport is an awesome performer if you feed it good fuel and oil. 1990/91 was the last year for the Bridgeport, and has all the tricks and updates that corrected most of the issues with the earlier ones. I have nothing bad to say about these motors.
However, the 2.5L 225 ProMax is a better, newer design, and has similar performance to a 2.4 EFI Bridgeport.
The 3.0L 225 fishing motor (just to avoid any confusion) has lots of torque, but limited RPM range.
Last edited by pyro; 10-21-2013 at 11:56 AM. Reason: typo
10-21-2013, 11:48 AM #3
for skiing i would go with the 3.0 225 much more torque out of the hole bridgeports are better on the top end imo
10-21-2013, 12:30 PM #4
ok thanx for info.
10-21-2013, 06:01 PM #5
having owned several 225 pmax's (and some Bports i never spent any money on but looking them over beforehand ) 225 pmax is what i would get great motors that ran great too, user friendly
08-27-2014, 08:42 AM #6