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    Possible Hydrostream Viper Newbie arrives at Scream and Fly !!

    Hello scream and fly,

    I was born playing around in boats when young (offshore fishing) but after being out the boat scene for about 15 years I decided to look at a fun boat for cruising around the local lake.. I went
    look at a viper today but the 150XP engine is a bit heavy for such a small boat. I was thinking one of those lightweight crossfire 140 OMC might be a better idea. This boat doesn't need to do lightspeed.
    I just want to pull my kids around on a tube and blast around by myself now and then. The floor and transom were redone a few years ago and I did get in the boat and verify that it isn't rotten. I actually
    couldn't hardly believe it but it was true. It could use an interior and paint job of course. For $2500 you think I should just sell the 150 and find a V4 ? He has a old 140 Tower of Power I could probably
    get him to throw in for free but I'm not sure how that compares to the OMC 140 weight wise ......

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    Looks nice. I’d get all you can with it and try it as rigged first see how you like it. Take a goooood look at the core first. Through the bilge area it should look like a gym floor bright wood color. Black dark core is bad.
    Hydrostream dreamin

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    Welcome to scream and fly. Tons of guys on here are very experienced on streams. Good luck on your boat.
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    Like LakeFever suggested, a core sample is your best bet to start off with. But the price seems good.
    83 Vking 150 Mariner 2.5L

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    You must be comparing it to a loop charged 140 not the cross flow 140 (crankshaft rated), which became the 115 prop shaft rated.
    Paul V.
    1987 Hydrostream Viper - 1973 V4 Evinrude 135 Crossflow "Shiny Motor"

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    I wasn't meaning to compare the currently installed motor with the crossflow 140. I'm good with a HP decrease. I was wanting the crossfire for its lightweight and that's what my old man had when I was young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanaphyst View Post
    I wasn't meaning to compare the currently installed motor with the crossflow 140. I'm good with a HP decrease. I was wanting the crossfire for its lightweight and that's what my old man had when I was young.
    A properly setup V4 140 x-flow boat, with full interior, will run 70+. They're cool motors

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