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3300 or 3400hrs on the last Yammy 60.  Changed an impellor once and plugs a couple times.  Didn't go easy on it, never fogged it, twice a year in for its gen maintenance.   Keep in touch with the kid who bought and beats it trailering dirt roads up around Hearst.  Three full seasons and running like a top.

Recently walked the shoreline while up here in Grise Fiord at the top of the world.  Saw an Evinrude, the rest were Yamaha.  Most in Nunavut order their motors from Montreal to come up on sea lifts.  They could order ANYTHING yet everywhere ya go it's like 5 or 10 to 1 Yamahas over everything else.  Hondas a second choice but they're cold starts are said to be more temperamental.  Ocean goers want dependability, it's life or death, so I guess they'll choose to pay that little more for a Yamaha.

Wonder how many times these threads have come up and how many times Yamaha's been top choice?  Not to say other motors are bad... they're just not as good. lol. 

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You won't regret the Yammy upgrade. 

You might regret the merc, or might not. Its a roll of the dice. I don't know anyone who doesn't love their yammy, but I know lots of people who hate their mercs. 

 

S. 

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On 2/17/2021 at 12:39 PM, Sinker said:

You won't regret the Yammy upgrade. 

You might regret the merc, or might not. Its a roll of the dice. I don't know anyone who doesn't love their yammy, but I know lots of people who hate their mercs. 

 

S. 

That might be because mercury has a much larger share of the available market than Yamaha.  They own the lions share of the OEM market.  

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10 hours ago, 410001661 said:

That might be because mercury has a much larger share of the available market than Yamaha.  They own the lions share of the OEM market.  

Find me a mad yamaha owner challenge...

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16 hours ago, AKRISONER said:

Find me a mad yamaha owner challenge...

Theres a few, but not many, and most are in the high horsepower engines. Same with snowmobiles, and ATV/dirtbikes.  Yamaha does lake in innovation though, unfortunately.  

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1 hour ago, Sinker said:

Theres a few, but not many, and most are in the high horsepower engines. Same with snowmobiles, and ATV/dirtbikes.  Yamaha does lake in innovation though, unfortunately.  

And that’s exactly why their stuff is so gosh darn reliable. They don’t try to re-invent the wheel, they just try to perfect what they have. They are also never the flashiest for fastest either but damnit do they work.

I wish I knew the hours on my 2 stroke. I think gas prices will be what kills my motor, not anything mechanical that’s too expensive to fix.

 

and yes they had a total recall on the 2010-16??? 250 and 200 SHO because they were blowing heads. Full factory replacement though was made available to everyone that had them.

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1 hour ago, AKRISONER said:

And that’s exactly why their stuff is so gosh darn reliable. They don’t try to re-invent the wheel, they just try to perfect what they have. They are also never the flashiest for fastest either but damnit do they work.

I wish I knew the hours on my 2 stroke. I think gas prices will be what kills my motor, not anything mechanical that’s too expensive to fix.

 

and yes they had a total recall on the 2010-16??? 250 and 200 SHO because they were blowing heads. Full factory replacement though was made available to everyone that had them.

Oh I agree, I am a die hard yammy guy, no question. I have a 2019 yammy on my boat, 2 yamaha sleds, and a 1993 40hp yammy sitting in my garage that runs now as good as the day I bought it with thousands, and thousands of hours on it.  They don't need to change anything in their outboard motor game IMO, but their sleds could use a few things to make them a bit nicer to ride, although I'd never buy another brand the way they are. Thier ATV/SxS game could also be stepped up a notch. They have the reliability game cornered, but no new innovations for a loooooong time. They are due for something.  

S. 

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11 hours ago, DRIFTER_016 said:

I've heard plenty of stories. Especially from the saltwater crowd.

The big one was rotting out exhaust manifolds on some of their models.

This is what I have heard from the v max crowd is that their water systems don’t drain properly when shut off so the northern guys have cracked their motors by not draining them and having them freeze.

the solution for that one is simple though, guy have started turning the motor over dry during cold season.

 

and that if you don’t let the motors heat up before running then full throttle (isn’t this a problem with every motor?) that you can start to have issues. this ones tougher on the competitive bass boat market because of the nature of how guys run their boats  they fish a spot for a couple of hours and then hop back to the console and hammer the throttle down.  To me though any issue related to this is no surprise at all

 

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1 hour ago, AKRISONER said:

.this ones tougher on the competitive bass boat market because of the nature of how guys run their boats  they fish a spot for a couple of hours and then hop back to the console and hammer the throttle down.  To me though any issue related to this is no surprise at all.

 

Making the most of a motor requires a little foreplay to warm things up to the right temperature,  then again some guys IQ is like a small shoe size.

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48 minutes ago, Fisherman said:

Making the most of a motor requires a little foreplay to warm things up to the right temperature,  then again some guys IQ is like a small shoe size.

hence why I would literally never buy one of those used boats off of some of the pros. You watch how they do it on TV...literally turn the thing over and rev it to max RPM instantly. A few of the pros though you can tell they cruise for a minute waiting for the motors to get up to temperature.

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