Yamaha 40hp & 50hp-Ever notice?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by screamnclickersc, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. screamnclickersc

    screamnclickersc New Member

    I bought a new 40hp(2 stroke)Yamaha(tiller) for my boat.Got to reading the specs and the 40 & 50 models feature the same bore/stroke,displacement,gear ratio,etc.The dealer said I could upgrade to the 50hp. for $700 more.He said you'd only gain 3 more mph on top end,and hole shot is the same(only the timing is different).So why spend more money for the same motor?!Something to think about before spending $$$ on a new motor.ALSO I would by the extended warranties!
  2. nitro

    nitro New Member

    Dover, TN
    I got the dealer to throw in the 5 year extension on mine. I may be having to use it on the starter. I keep trying to start it when it is already running. This motor is Way Quiet!:big_smile: