Yamaha Outboards ?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Hawk33, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Hawk33

    Hawk33 New Member

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    Wanted to know what everyone's opinion is about Yamaha's 2- Stroke Outboards >?

    I'm thinking about purchasing a 15 hp or a 25 hp, for $300 more i can buy a 25 hp...

    Yamaha is the only company that i can find that still makes a 2-Stroke brand new in that size outboard.

    I appreciate any feedback on this !

    HAWK :big_smile:
     
  2. Todd Strong

    Todd Strong Active Member

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    Hawk, A friend of mine has an 90 hp on his express. It's very quit , Idle nice and does very well on fuel, If I was going to buy a new motor for mine it would be an Yamaha or Suzuki.
     

  3. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Good motors in my opinion. If you can get it at that price and it has good compression get it. BTW its the same thing as a tohotsui <sp)
     
  4. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    I have a 2002 40 horse and I've been very happy with it. Quiet and easy starting.
     
  5. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I have a 150 and it's a good engine. Actually a bit big for my boat but has plenty of power if ya need it.
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    The only Yamaha outboard I ever owned was a great engine. I don't see how you could go wrong with one.
    BB in SC
    BTW: I think the Tohatsu is a Nissan product, not Yamaha, but I am not positive. Tohatsu is a fine engine too.
     
  7. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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  8. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Bought a 25hp 2 stroke tiller yamaha last summer. Love it. IMHO very quiet for a carbeurated (spelling?) 2 stroke, but i'm used to 1960's and 1970's engines, so maybe that has something to do with it. Mine says to run 100:1 oil in it if you run their brand oil, but i've been running 50:1. Thats the ratio i'm used to, and the local yamaha mech. said to run 50:1 unless i'm using the motor every day. Dont know the theory, but i sleep better at night this way. Very strong running, no problems. Even running double to recommended oil, and lots of idling, no problems with fouled plugs. Very easy on gas. You'll love it.
     
  9. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    have to get me a boat
     
  10. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    how fast can it get you
     
  11. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Yamaha VMAX 200, I know it's not exactly what your discussing but it has been reliable and is a smooth running motor.
     
  12. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    I have 3 Yamaha motors right now and LOVE them! A 25hp 1989 model(tiller) 2-stroke. A 50hp 2-stroke 2006 with tiller and power tilt and trim. A 2007 150hp 4-stroke. These are all great motors, but I havent had the 150 4-stroke all that long, but so far I LOVE it! So, that is just my opinion and you will be the one that has to live with your choice! If you have any questions about Yamahas send me a PM (The folks at Yamaha Corp know me by name, cause I talked to them alot when I was setting up my big boat and getting it propped!)My 1989 25 hp 2-stroke is on a motor stand in the garage and looks almost like new! :wink:
     
  13. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    My 19' toon has a 2006 50hp 2-stroke. It starts easy, very quiet and great on fuel.
     
  14. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Daniel, I didnt even mention that my 50hp 2-stroke was REAL quite! It is quiter than my 25hp 2-stroke, of course the 25 is 17 year old technology! Now my 150hp is a 2007 4-stroke and its the quitest, but for a 2-stroke that 50 is NICE!:wink:
     
  15. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    I have a 1990 150 hp Yamaha on my 18 ft center console and it runs great.
    Chip
     
  16. WaterHog

    WaterHog New Member

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    I'm a merc man. But, I've never know anyone who didn't like their Yms.
     
  17. Catfishrob

    Catfishrob New Member

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    Everything is being outsourced to foreign countries. China is now selling outboards. I heard some motors and parts are being made for the big outboard makers in China and other countries. I still like the USA workmanship on the old Evinrudes and Johnsons. ETECS look and run good.

    Check this out. http://chineseoutboards.com/
     
  18. catfever

    catfever Member

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    I also bought one last year, 25hp, cheap on gas, i took my 40 yamaha off and i am saving enough in gas to pay for the new motor, i also mix it 50:1, like Matt said, i think it will last longer that way.
     
  19. roughneckcatman

    roughneckcatman New Member

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    I have a 90hp Yamaha on my boat and i love it!!:smile2: I think if i were buying a big 4 stroke i would buy a Susuki but as far as 2 strokes Yamaha is tough to beat in my opinion!!!
     
  20. StuBone278

    StuBone278 New Member

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    What is your boat's max. horsepower rating? Its illegal in most states to overpower any boat. I would go with a 25 if I were you, with the 15 you'll most likely be kicking yourself later when you have people in the boat and want to keep it going good!!