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Evinrude Debuts a New E-TEC 135 H.O. V-6 Two-Stroke Outboard

New Evinrude 135 hp High Output Outboard Represents a New Choice for Powering Flats Boats

November 29, 2012
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Evinrude's New E-TEC 135 H.O. Should Prove Popular Among Flats Fishermen

Evinrude’s New E-TEC 135 H.O. Should Prove Popular Among Flats Fishermen

The new Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. offers a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, making it a great choice for flats boats. Courtesy BRP

BRP has introduced the new Evinrude E-TEC 135 H.O. — an outboard that should have strong application in the flats-boat market. BRP says the engine is designed to compete in the hotly contested 100 to 150 hp outboard segment, claiming that its two–stroke design gives the 135 H.O. up to 36 percent more torque than 150 hp four-stroke outboards from other engine builders.

Essentially a detuned version of the E-TEC 150, the 2.6-liter V-6 oil-injected engine weighs 418 pounds, 28 pounds more than the **Evinrude E-TEC 130 **V-4 outboard. Still the 135 H.O. is the lightest in its horsepower class. This is important in minimizing draft — a key consideration for fishing shallow-water for species such as redfish, bonefish and permit. Factory-tuned for high-performance applications, the 135 H.O. is available in 20- and 25-inch models, including counter rotation on the 25-inch version for twin-engine installations.

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