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Offline daheechang

Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
Hey guys,

Super excited to repower the SR19 with this 2018 DF140a.
Decided to go with the White as i thought it matched our hulls better. Also going with the Color display kit to replace my gauges since i wanted to add fuel gauge, tilt gauge and the difference was only a couple hundred.

I will do a writeup on both the motor and service from Performance marine in Everett as the project gets complete.

So far Bunna (sales manager) has been excellent to work with. Upgrading from a 2000 Honda 90.

Also will be adding Lenco trim tabs once motor is on.





Offline BruceL2_Fish

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 12:31:01 PM »
That will be a sweet set up.  Congrats!
2012 Sea Ranger 19 (M. LaDeane)
Suzuki 115 Four Stroke
Honda 9.9 Kicker

Online Yachter Yat

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 12:49:11 PM »
   Wow!  Looks huge on the side of that boat. This thing is going to fly.  Please allow me to make a prediction:  Top speed should be about 40 MPH, and best cruise MPG about 4.5.  Let's see how close this is.   :biggrin:

Yat
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16 SC/Honda 60

Offline La-Z-Buoy

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 01:08:38 PM »
I've been very happy with my DF140 (2010) that came on my 19HT. You should be very happy. Congrats........
Richard

1991 19' Sea Ranger HT
DF 140 Suzuki, Honda 8

Offline daheechang

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 01:50:53 PM »
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience


Online Fisherdv

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 02:13:01 PM »
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience


With the motor being setup I would recommend going with hydraulic steering now especially on that size motor. The Baystar hydraulic steering is for motors up to 150 HP and the Seastar system for over 150 HP although the Seastar system should work on your motor, I’m not positive though. May want to ask your dealer or Seastar
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Mooch

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 02:19:43 PM »
Excellent choice on motor and color.  Enjoy!
2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

Offline La-Z-Buoy

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 02:35:12 PM »
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience

Don't have hydraulic so I don't have a reference. I did adjust the trim tab on the motor so the boat tracked better. Didn't pull to one side or the other, but steering effort is not unreasonable.
Richard

1991 19' Sea Ranger HT
DF 140 Suzuki, Honda 8

Offline Threeweight

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 02:39:52 PM »
Beautiful motor... one of my buddies has an older DF140 on his little 18' Striper lake boat... he loves it! 
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

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       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Chief of the Boat

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 03:25:28 PM »
Nice engine I love the white.  IMO the hydraulic steering will compliment your re-power.
Congratulations!!!
1994 Sea Explorer 1511 loves whitecaps 2010 Yamaha F-70 2012 Yamaha F-8 with a  Fixed SaltBoss Bracket Lowrance HDS-5 & 7 Gen 2 Standard Horizon Fixed VHF 2150 with AIS

Online Markshoreline

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
That puppy is going to fly.  I love the light weight of that motor and you'll discover that fuel injection is flawless and provides amazing fuel economy.

One suggestion, instead of attaching it to the side of the boat as in pic #2 ask the shop if they can do a transom mount.
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Omega3

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 04:14:49 PM »
Sweet!My no feed back helm and cable work great with my 135.One finger steering and boat tracks straight if I let go of the wheel.Take care or it and save some money for other goodies!
05 Sea Ranger 19  05 Evinrude 135 DI   17 Yamaha F8

Offline Tj805

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 06:47:25 PM »
That's going to be slick.
Those Suzuki s are so quite .
You can barley hear them running .
1987 sea ranger 17
90 hp yamaha precision blend
2014 yamaha f8

Online rasslingref

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 07:17:11 PM »
Listening.


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1998 19' SR HT 1999 Honda 90 Yamaha 9.9

Offline Chasin Baitman

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 09:44:35 PM »
That suzi 140 is the perfect motor for the SR19'
2011 19' Sea Ranger, 2011 Suzuki DF115, 2011 Honda 8 kicker

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Offline wedocq

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2018, 10:58:55 PM »
YES YES YES! hydraulic steering. You wont regret it. That 140 is actually 8 lbs lighter than the 115, because of the bigger bore in the block. I have ridden in a 19 with the 140, and it's a race car...Haha. Fine choice in motors. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.  The fuel mileage in those DFa motors is insane. I cant wait for the report back.  :biggrin:
-Shawn
2002 21' Arima Sea Ranger HT  Suzuki DF175 4-stroke.
WEDOCQ= WE DO SEKIU! It pays homage to my Uncle Jay who died of cancer.

Offline DevMah

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 08:10:43 AM »
just in time for my neah bay trip in march. Can i ask if you have a hydraulic steering setup for your hard top? im contemplating on whether it's worth the money or not. My boat has the zero feedback system that i really do not mind with the 90, however wondering if the increased power will make a huge difference in steering experience


With the motor being setup I would recommend going with hydraulic steering now especially on that size motor. The Baystar hydraulic steering is for motors up to 150 HP and the Seastar system for over 150 HP although the Seastar system should work on your motor, I’m not positive though. May want to ask your dealer or Seastar

On my 150 I have the Baystar, but Arima uses the Sea Star hoses ....
I can drive with just one finger...
Hydraulic all the way IMO

Dev
2015 21' Sea Ranger
2015 Yamaha F150
2013 Mercury 9.9 Bigfoot 4 blade
2012 Lund 1650SS  w 2012 60HP Mercury-Sold

Offline daheechang

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
Bunna @ performance Marine has been more than helpful during the process. He sent me pictures of the 140 finally mounted! Should be picking her up either tomorrow or the day after.  :cha:






Online Fisherdv

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 04:15:33 PM »
Awesome! :applause:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Chief of the Boat

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 04:36:13 PM »
Nice!!! :beerchug:
1994 Sea Explorer 1511 loves whitecaps 2010 Yamaha F-70 2012 Yamaha F-8 with a  Fixed SaltBoss Bracket Lowrance HDS-5 & 7 Gen 2 Standard Horizon Fixed VHF 2150 with AIS

Offline Threeweight

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 04:37:36 PM »
Nice!

Now be sure and add "make sure the engine is OFF" to your mental checklist of things to do before pulling the boat and trailer up the ramp!  You will be amazed at how quiet the Suzuki is at idle.
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Sparhawk

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 01:04:48 AM »
Bunna @ performance Marine has been more than helpful during the process. He sent me pictures of the 140 finally mounted! Should be picking her up either tomorrow or the day after.  :cha:




She looks great!!!
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Sparrowhawk:
1983 Tiderunner 150 Cuddy
70 Horsepower Evinrude

Offline Hydroman

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 05:36:44 AM »
Good choice I have twin DF 140s on my TJ and they have performed flawlessly. Prior boat SF 21 Skip Tower also has DF 140, perfect combination.

Jim

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 07:43:28 AM »
I'd be curious what your new top speed is. I know these aren't speed boats, per se, but still fun to know. :)
1990 Sea Ranger 19 Hardtop
1995 Yamaha 115 two stroke
2001 Yamaha 9.9 four stroke

Offline daheechang

Re: Decided to repower, 2018 Suzuki DF140a
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:18 AM »
Picking her up today. Won't be able to do a sea trial until later, but my previous top speed with my 90 was 31, so interested to see how fast she can fly now as well. Gonna have to wait until that precious break in period is over though :)