Yamaha outboard jet drive

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by trlrtrash, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. trlrtrash

    trlrtrash New Member

    prairie du chien wi.
    am thinking of replacing my merc 25 for a new yahmaha 30 outboard jet drive..i fish the mississippi and wisconsin rivers...both get low in summer, especially the wisconsin, my question is has anyone heard anything good or bad abought these???
  2. Chanellocked

    Chanellocked New Member

    Lake St. Louis, MO
    You lose about a 1/3 of your horsepower with a jet pump but you don't have the worries about the lower unit. A friend of mine has a Yamaha 25 4-stroke with a prop and loves it on a 16ft Grizzly, as far as 4-stroke w/jet pumps I got no answer there as a bubby and I are looking also. My mechanic says he never sees Yammy's in his shop cause they're so reliable...Good Luck