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Old 03-21-2018, 02:15 PM
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I have been looking at 2017 and 2018 1875 Crossovers for a half a year or so now. I have never owned a fishing boat before but have had I/O Sea Rays in the past. One of the Crossovers with the options I want and at a great price has the Honda 150 on it. I have been researching a little online and everyone says service in your area is a big consideration. I live in a major metropolitan area so there are many Honda shops around including my potential dealership who has multiple stores. If I am away from home where there are limited service shops that is another matter.

Every other Crossover I have on my list, which is about 15, from different dealerships have the Merc 150XL 4 stroke. I guess my question is am I making a mistake going with the Honda? Is there anything I should consider or look out for if I choose to go this way? Like I said this is my first fishing boat and the first outboard I will have ever owned. So forgive my ignorance in this matter. I just want to have my facts straight so I am not in "regret H*ll'' in a couple of months. Is service the only red flag?

The sales guy is telling me great things about the Honda but he could just be talking out his arse because he wants to move the boat for all I know.

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Old 03-21-2018, 10:51 PM
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Nope- great outboard. Nothing wrong with going that route at all. The new Merc 150 is also a great option. Either way is a winner. Both are going to be reliable, and chances are very low that either will break down and need warranty work.

The search tool is your friend. Lots of great information out there on both outboards.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:25 AM
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I thought Lund and Merc where partners! Where did you find a Crossover Powered with a Honda? I just purchased an new TYEE and wanted a E-TEC G2 and was told that I would have to Re-Power it myself or pay about $5K extra!
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:48 AM
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I would have no problem with buying a Honda outboard.
I don't recall anyone ever saying they thought buying Honda was a mistake.

That said, I also would not hesitate to buy the Mercury 150 4-stroke. Or any other 150 4-stroke. They are all good and all very similar in performance.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:54 AM
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I have a Mercury 150 4s and it has been a great performer. Based on all that I have read and observed, you can't go wrong with the Mercury, Honda or Yamaha 150 4s motors. If you have the Honda dealer nearby, then I'd say you are good to go!

Mr Yukon, the Lund boat builder has offered Honda as an option for quite some time. I'm sure it comes down to pricing agreements between manufacturers.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:04 AM
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Thank you all for the reassurance. And yes Wall-i-Lama, Lund does give the option of Merc or Honda on their boat builder website. Here is what comes up for motor options on the 1875 Crossover.

MERCURY
NO MOTOR - NO PROP $0

115EXLPT $10,260

115EXLPT Pro XS 4 Stk $10,760

150XL 4 Stk $13,388

175XL L4 Verado $15,884

175XL Pro XS Optimax $14,673

HONDA
BF115D1XA $11,704

BF135A2XA $13,331

BF150A2XA $14,813
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the info I guess I missed that because I didn't see the option for an E-TEC thanks for the clarification!
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the info I guess I missed that because I didn't see the option for an E-TEC thanks for the clarification!
You can get it with no motor and have the dealer rig an etec. I think it was this site that I saw a new crossover, that pretty blue color, that had a color matched g2 on the back and it was a nice looking boat.
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I thought Lund and Merc where partners! Where did you find a Crossover Powered with a Honda? I just purchased an new TYEE and wanted a E-TEC G2 and was told that I would have to Re-Power it myself or pay about $5K extra!
You can order a Lund with a Mercury or a Honda... Customers always have been able to do that.
The thing is...you need to find a Lund dealer who also is a Honda engine dealer.


As far as Yamaha and Evinrude go...the engine companies cancelled their sales partnerships with Lund (and other Brunswick boat companies) soon after Brunswick bought Lund (and the other GENMAR brands) in 2004.

So for you to get an Evinrude on a Tyee or Crossover, for example:
That means the Dealer would have to -1) Be an Evinrude Dealer -2)Buy an Evinrude himself -3)Buy a blank boat --4) Rig the boat from scratch (gauges, cables, controller, oil delivery system, etc, etc)

Yes sir... It is more expensive to put an Evinrude or Yamaha on one due to zero factory discounts on the engine, and all the rigging labor (rigging only covered by the dealer, himself in terms of warranty).

This all goes back to ... because Yamaha and Evinrude decided not to sell engines to Brunswick companies. Meanwhile... Honda went along ...business as usual.

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Thanks for the info I guess I missed that because I didn't see the option for an E-TEC thanks for the clarification!
I know this thread has derailed. My apologies to the original poster.

As far as options for an outboard, your factory installed options (as T Mac correctly stated) are Mercury or Honda. But, it really isn't that hard to find a dealer to mount whatever you want on a Lund. It is worth noting though that I did pay about $1500.00 more for a comparably equipped Evinrude as what I would have paid for a Merc. You just have to search for a dealer that orders boats that aren't factory rigged. In my case, my last 3 new Lunds have been rigged with an Evinrude E-tec. I've gone this route with a couple of dealers and been really happy with the rigging/ propping/ setup.
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