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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:
 

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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.
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BTW: I think the Tohatsu is a Nissan product, not Yamaha, but I am not positive. Tohatsu is a fine engine too.
 

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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.
 

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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:
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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:
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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!!!
 

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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!!
 
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