Engines

Mercury 115 CT Four Stroke

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I had the pleasure of testing Lee Rayner’s Evolution 600 Extreme that was equipped with twin 115 FourStrokes. Mercury’s 115 leads the market in quite a few departments. Firstly, it is almost 10kg lighter than any ...

Mercury 150 Four Stroke

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Mercury's new breed of engine offers some exciting advancements and a host of new tech to complement them. Hooked Up had the chance to test out the new 150hp and we were impressed by what was on offer. Haines H...

Mercury Pro XS 115

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2018 has been a big year for Mercury engines. The American outboard giant has released a huge array of new models with new V6, V8 and SeaPro outboards along with a new diesel inboard platform. I don’t recall a time wh...

Mercury V6 200

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Mercury Australia recently unveiled its V6 engine platform exclusively to Hooked Up magazine on a beautiful autumn day in Port Phillip Bay. It was only a few weeks before that in the US, the all-new V6 platform was an...

Yamaha F225 Four-Stroke

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I recently had the chance to test out one of the bigger engines in the Yamaha stable, the F225 four-stroke. The 225 seems to be the magic number for a lot of trailerable boats that sit in that 6-7 metre range ...

Yamaha F90 Four-Stroke

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When it comes to Australian boating it seems that 90hp is the magic number for the majority of trailer boats. And it makes sense, too. It’s that perfect amount of power to suit a huge range of boats, not underpowered,...

yamahsita silky thread sutte r slimey mackerel 3 .5

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I recently managed to grab myself the slimy mackerel colour pattern in the new Yamashita Silky Thread Egi Sutte R range. I really wanted the king George whiting model as well but at the tiem there were only a few in t...