Joined 31 Dec 2004 Messages 1,180 Location Boat; Falmouth, Home: Gloucestershire. Founded in 1939 by the talented engineer-businessman Carl Kiekhaefer, the Mercury brand of boating engines are found as factory equipment with many watercraft manufacturers. Tohatsu is 50 powerhead and makes 35 at the pump. Reliability & Efficiency. 9 outboard engine is the right choice for sailboat and kicker applications. Get your Genuine Yamaha, Evinrude, Mercury and Volvo parts at Mobile Marine in Huntsville. Mercury outboard motors. Whatever your boating need there is a Yamaha outboard for it. The guy who services our outboards prefers our Yamaha's. I was told by the dealer I had a choice of any motor they sold---Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, or Evinrude. The Etec would be the strongest 115 but there is still a bit of "smell" and reliability issues that can spring up. The Mercury Four Stroke 115 Horse Power Outboard Engine is a significant upgrade to its predecessor. Mercury's 4-stroke, 150hp outboard motor is one of the most advanced ever designed. No body beats Suzuki in reliability for 4 stroke outboards period ! Honda is the lightest but I don't like the carbs or the price. com or text/call 8659515914 if interested. 6L V8 outboards, including the 300HP Verado. Most of the people are seen to prefer Yamaha outboard. Private Message. Yamaha makes the most reliable electronics of any of the outboard manufactures. The Mercury 3. I haven't heard much bad about Yamaha's, but I can't say the same about some Mercurys, but I haven't heard much either way about the Optimax. The second instalment of our outboard engine testing program sees the Suzuki DF200 go head to head with E-TEC and Yamaha. The Yamaha V6s are pleasant to run when compared to many outboards, thanks to their quiet disposition and the SDS propellers they can swing. Need a little feedback here please. We ran a 175 Merc and then a 200 Yamaha on the bassboat. Add in the optional Power Thrust design, and you've got an even more powerful and world-known four-stroke Honda outboard motor, with 60% more thrust in reverse and 15% more in forward. Looking to buy my first (used) boat in the next week or two. The new Yamaha F25 four stroke is the modernday answer to the demise of the traditional two-stroke carby outboard. Jet Boat Reliability Posted by SwatMitchell on 6/21/10 at 3:03 pm 0 0 Does anyone have experience with jet boats (namely Yamaha and Seadoo), especially in comparing maintenance costs with tradition/prop inboard/outboards?. I have friends who have Mercury and some that have E-tec. Outstanding lubricity for internal engine components to reduce wear, scuffing and scoring. I was told by the dealer I had a choice of any motor they sold---Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, or Evinrude. 5" Offset Drive shaft. Portland, Oregon. For yachts up to 120 feet, powerful. My E-Tec saves me thousands. I'm comparing it to a. D&B Publishing is proud to have delivered the Pacific regions best power boat read for close to 25 years. Performance out­board fans have waited a long time for this engine, and our recent test of a production unit bolted to a Bullet 21 XD bore results that made the wait well worth it. Their fuel-injection system converts a precise mix of fuel and air into great performance on a wide range of boats," Mehrl says. Yamaha has one that is 40 powerhead and makes around 30 at the pump. There are so many things to consider: make of engine, model, size, features, weight and the price. The F350C is an engineering achievement. These Tohatsu 4-stroke boat motors have outstanding features that provide boaters with unmatched technology, proven reliability and the big power you have been waiting for. 5-350hp brand new and genuine Yamaha F90,Suzuki DF90 and Honda BF90 90 boat engines. In addition, all models can use Yamaha s new Command Link Plus rigging system. I wanted a Yamaha. Yamaha makes the most reliable electronics of any of the outboard manufactures. I know Yamaha makes some good stuff I have 2 Yamaha quads and wouldn't own anything else. 25" gearcase. Cheaper to maintain: On average, maintenance costs for an Evinrude outboard engine are up to 50% less than maintenance costs for a four-stroke outboard over the first three years of ownership. I'm looking to buy a new 18. Mercury Outboard Verado 200 225 250 & 275 4-Stroke Factory Service Manual CD. Come on in, we offer more than boats and motors - rods, reels, tackle and a large assortment of accessories for your boat or trailer. Mercury I do not sell outboards, inboards only, but just had a customer looking at a pontoon boat. Replaces Most Mercury 3. The Yamaha outboards are also equipped with customer service that people seem to be impressed by. The world’s lightest outboard motor. Because they can get you anywhere. 92 Octane; 3 Star vs. It's Yamaha outboards versus Mercury Verado: put yer dukes up! First, let's cover the details: all of the Yamaha V-6 saltwater models displace 4. Yamaha Outboards. These Tohatsu 4-stroke boat motors have outstanding features that provide boaters with unmatched technology, proven reliability and the big power you have been waiting for. Or you could go Mercury Verado 350hp at 667 lbs and save 137 lbs. market, they have relentlessly pursued the goal of a more satisfying boating and ownership experience for their customers. The guy who services our outboards prefers our Yamaha's. ACTION CRAFT 1720 CC. This combination helps to provide smooth, effortless power to all manner of boats. Outstanding lubricity for internal engine components to reduce wear, scuffing and scoring. So - to all outboard buffs - what was the best outboard ever produced with 4 - 6 hp, less than 20 kg and some decent reliability?. As a hardcore Yamaha guy, you won't go wrong with one. A lot of etecs where I fish and you can hardly hear them go by. Presenting Shipped Us Stryker in stock and ready for shipping today!. In regards to Honda Marine vs. I can't compare apples to apples but I had a 4-stroke carbed yamaha 8hp which was a great little motor, and have currently been running a 25hp EFI 4-stroke merc. falcon: posted 08-27-2012 09:27 PM ET (US). I have had 1 experience with Mercury(Mariner) and it was not pleasant. Mercury Optimax and 300X development is in full swing. Yamaha Outboards provides industry-leading innovation, outstanding performance, incredible power, unequalled customer satisfaction and legendary reliability. This new 90-HP FOURSTROKE is now the fourth model that Mercury has sold with the same model designator, so it can be confusing to talk about a "Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE", and, since Mercury no longer has model year designators, it can be confusing to try to identify the engine by a. Tohatsu Corporation (トーハツ株式会社, Tōhatsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company manufacturing and selling outboard motors, pleasure boats, portable fire pumps, small fire trucks, pumps for construction and drainage, and refrigeration units for transportation. A similar motor is already being made, the Mercury Verado, super charged not turbos however. If you enter an OEM part number in our parts search box the site will display the OEM part as well as the available aftermarket parts options. Weight - 177 lbs. A team second to none when it comes to power boating. Some say that it is because the Yamaha has a wider marketing group than the Hondas. There are so many things to consider: make of engine, model, size, features, weight and the price. market, they have relentlessly pursued the goal of a more satisfying boating and ownership experience for their customers. Back in 2004, the biggest outboard engine manufacturers at the time, Mercury, Yamaha, and Evinrude, were humming along with their two stroke platforms. I haven't heard much bad about Yamaha's, but I can't say the same about some Mercurys, but I haven't heard much either way about the Optimax. The 2 stroke vs. By Jim Harnwell. I would take a Merc or Suz 250 over a yamaha 200. I'll always spend a little extra on the Yamaha's because, for me, they are 100% reliable. The compact design of Honda’s mid-range outboards incorporate a range of Honda exclusive technologies. ACTION CRAFT - COASTLNE 2002. Easily find your stainless or aluminum prop with our PropFinder. The New Mercury Racing 400R is based off the ever popular — and becoming a cornerstone in outboard power in-line 6 cylinder Verado. Mercury 150 Pro XS is for professional use, but mainly for fishing, both leisure and professional. Three years ago I bought a Yamaha T9. I'll always spend a little extra on the Yamaha's because, for me, they are 100% reliable. Lowest prices & largest selection of Evinrude Outboard engine propellers. Suzuki 150hp outboard motors for sale-2020 DF150 4 stroke. Yamaha is proud to share stories from their owners and boaters. Mercury 175L Pro XS 175 HP 20 Inch Shaft Four Stroke Electric Start Remote Outboard Motor. 06-22-2008, 09:26 PM #7. Mercury's proven TwoStroke engines deliver easy starting, gutsy performance, and great all-round reliability. We ordered a Sea Ray 180 Dual Console, an 18-ft. Easy starting and quiet smoke free performance make your time on the water with this engine more enjoyable than ever before. Please call us for pricing, we will beat any local advertised price or written proposal. I am leaning towards a 2010 or newer Yamaha or Mercury, but am not averse to Honda or Suzuki. A single overhead cam configuration and long-stroke design increase torque for excellent acceleration, even with heavy loads. Heavy and slow but sure dependable over the long run. A similar motor is already being made, the Mercury Verado, super charged not turbos however. Is there any reason to aim for anything but Tohatsu? Yamaha is probably most common, if i see outboard, it's usually Yamaha. The next generation of Yamaha's F115 is the lightest four-stroke 115-horsepower outboard available. Yamaha owners get something that can't be measured in HP or RPM—legendary Yamaha reliability. And now, you can add versatility to that list. Mercury's New V-6 3. 0 @ 25 MPH: 60 MPH: 15inch 3 blade: GPS Route & Fuel Added: Bertram 25 - 1969 (2. 87 Octane vs. Excellent running quality and long-term reliability. Suzukis' new DF 200a is going to give the yammie a good fight. In many cases, you may be able to take an engine from one of Yamaha’s competitors and make a factual argument as to why it could be “better” than the 4. How to choose between four- and six-cylinder outboard motors for your boat. Mercury 175L Pro XS 175 HP 20 Inch Shaft Four Stroke Electric Start Remote Outboard Motor. Motors came with typical 20, 25 and 30 inch transom shafts to fit in any regular marine application with industry standard bolting. 7 metre tinny and this was a perfect match. I would take a Merc or Suz 250 over a yamaha 200. Mercury Counter Rotation 218. According to JD Power, the E-TEC avoids some of the common problems with two-stroke engines, including those with acceleration. The boat I’m currently looking at sports a Yamaha 250XB, but I’ve heard that Mercury has been putting out more innovative engines recently. Ideal applications include: 400R 400 ROS 300R 250R. $4,020 plus a battery gets me electric start with the 5 year warranty. 698cc Three-Cylinder. I own 3 currently. I have friends who have Mercury and some that have E-tec. In fact, its lightweight design combined with 1. The Mercury boasts the largest displacement, but the lightest engine weight (206kg) of all four-stroke outboards. In 2012 the Lehr corporation released two models of a propane-powered outboard engine: 5 and 2. Outboard engines come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and Yamaha has a comprehensive line-up of four-stroke power from 2. Yamaha vs Mercury outboard engines Discussion in ' It is pretty hard to find a deal on a new Mercury or Yamaha 175+hp motor or even find one in stock. They have become really popular in the saltwater multi engine installs due to them being light weight. Mercury Marine builds 40, 50 and 60 horsepower outboard motors in Suzhou, China. Mercury 150 Four Stroke Review Performance Reliability One Year Later - Florida Sport Fishing TV Single vs Twin Outboards: Yamaha's Official Test of the Sportsman 251 Heritage Center Console. Get ready for "Big Block Power!" DBR has already invested hundreds of hours developing upgrade kits and performance parts in various levels and costs for all 300X, 3. Please call us for pricing, we will beat any local advertised price or written proposal. Reliability, performance and innovation are the hallmarks of Yamaha outboard motors for sale at Van's. Cheaper to maintain: On average, maintenance costs for an Evinrude outboard engine are up to 50% less than maintenance costs for a four-stroke outboard over the first three years of ownership. 6L 250hp / 300hp. Have found what looks. I haven't heard much bad about Yamaha's, but I can't say the same about some Mercurys, but I haven't heard much either way about the Optimax. Either that or I have traces of Tuning Fork in my blood When the "new" Etecs came out years back they were suposed to be the greatest outboard and i know of a lot of guys who got them up north everyone of them had. For nearly 30 years Yamaha Outboards have been at the forefront of the industry, pursuing the most satisfying boating experience in order to deliver the most power, the most reliability, and. The carbed 8hp was a little louder than the 25hp believe it or not, and the 25hp is incredibly smooth at all power outputs. Re: yamaha 60 hp 4 stroke v. The original F150 made its debut in 2003, but new iterations of this iconic engine have followed and there are now a couple of slightly different models to choose from. For more than 30 years, Yamaha Outboards have delivered far more than superior power, performance and efficiency. I am a horsepower guy also. We sell new and pre-owned boats, pontoons and outboards with excellent financing and pricing options. 5 ft Lund boat and I noticed they all come with Mercury outboard motors (I think Brunswick owns both companies). Read 18 Reviews Yamaha Outboards has been selling outboard motors for over 30 years. There's a big difference between and oldschool Yamaha and Mercury and a Yamaha or Mercury from 2016 which is probably why your girlfriend's dad is so opinionated. To Buy Yamaha Outboard Motors & Engines the on line shop is at the top of the page. 92 Octane; 3 Star vs. In short, at the time of writing, E-Tecs are the cleanest outboards on the planet. The results are instructive. Mercury Precision Lubricants Gear Lube Premium gear lube - lower units for outboards below 75 horsepower. The F150B now offers even better reliability, easier fishing, quieter operation and an improved appearance. So I have decided to create a user-submitted database of boats and their fuel economy. Good thing about the mercury is the impeller is stainless steel and the others are alumanum. 2016 Mercury Marine FourStroke 2. Propellers are also not so easily available. The result is an outboard family that blows away the competition when it comes to power, durability, performance and fuel efficiency. Model number C40ELO. Full Specs and Customization. Mercury claims their engine is rated 10% over 150. The New Mercury Racing 400R is based off the ever popular — and becoming a cornerstone in outboard power in-line 6 cylinder Verado. Cheaper to maintain: On average, maintenance costs for an Evinrude outboard engine are up to 50% less than maintenance costs for a four-stroke outboard over the first three years of ownership. 2 Star; Cleaner Emissions; Over Yamaha. Tohatsu makes motors for themselves, Nissan, Mercury (up to the 30hp model) , and Evinrude (up to and including the 15hp model, Envinrude also makes a 15hp HO 2-stoke Etec engine). is not affiliated with Mercury®; Yamaha®; OMC® or their products. Outboards were light, powerful, getting more efficient and more reliable than ever. I have friends who have Mercury and some that have E-tec. Continuous Boat Show on the Kapiti Coast Wellington. Mercury 150 Four Stroke Review Performance Reliability One Year Later - Florida Sport Fishing TV Single vs Twin Outboards: Yamaha's Official Test of the Sportsman 251 Heritage Center Console. 2020 90hp Yamaha 4 stroke Outboard Motors sale. Better Power to Weight Ratio. with high-performance outboard technology and an outstanding boating experience. 5-horsepower motors. The Yamaha just seems to be the best compromise of power, economy, and reliability. I will rig the motor to my boat. 7m tinny and trailer, there's no point in spending more than that on a new engine. 2020 Scarab 285. Yamaha had the 225 Excel, which was a great engine and really well known for its reliability. Its not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but I think is the best compromise. So, it is common that today customers look for an engine designed specifically for certain uses , and not just belonging to a brand or a power range. The thing was a lemon and Yamaha ended up replacing it with a 250 four stroke. The 15 & 20 hp are the same engine block, just tuned to there respective hp's. 8hp Parsun isn't a copy of the Yamaha its a copy of both the 9. 4L Outboards. View Forum Posts. I hated my Yamaha 250 hpdi that I blew up three power heads on. I'll always spend a little extra on the Yamaha's because, for me, they are 100% reliable. 2020 Avalon 2585 Catalina Platinum EL-W. Wherever the day takes you, you can take along a little extra power with an F6, F4 or F2. Yamaha Marine maintains an unparalleled reputation for performance and reliability. 3L V8 F350XCC Outboard Motor. Inboard/Outboard Stern Drive Posted on March 21, 2015 November 18, 2019 by 530medialab. Lately though I have been thinking back to the old days where we had 150 hp motors pushing 24 ft boats that were much heavier than they are now, so my interest in the new Mercury 150 4 stroke was peaked. Honda probably gets the vote for reliability, Yamaha for popularity, Suzuki for price, Evinrude for being the only 2-stroke and Mercury for number of dealers/service centers. NOTE: Mercury DOES NOT Use Model Years For Parts Lookup. I have had 1 experience with Mercury(Mariner) and it was not pleasant. Just launched at the Ft. Choosing a 4HP outboard. 2017 MERCURY 115 HP EFI 4 stroke. One important factor for me when I am looking for a new boat is the fuel economy. The 40, 50 and 60hp models are available with either standard or BigFoot gearcases. Historically, Mercury Racing and regular Mercury's had really "hot" 225 models, from the venerable 225 Pro Max, the Mercury Laser 220 XRI, and later the 3. Yamaha vs Mercury outboard engines Discussion in ' It is pretty hard to find a deal on a new Mercury or Yamaha 175+hp motor or even find one in stock. There are no reviews for this product. Nothing wrong with Honda outboards, but dealers are few and far between. In 2015, Yamaha will release the latest iteration of the most popular four-stroke 150-horsepower outboard of all time, the 2. Reliability wise I think all 3 are good choices. Sterndrive Engineering, Inc. We still talk about that boat motors reliability 10 years after we sold it. Founded in 1939 by the talented engineer-businessman Carl Kiekhaefer, the Mercury brand of boating engines are found as factory equipment with many watercraft manufacturers. Now I'm hearing from a buddy that he knows a bunch of guys that have had nothing but trouble with the the Pro XS. 5 HP to 350 HP. I personally would go to the best close dealer making the best deal and go with that motor. 25" gearcase. The mechanic and the owner both had similar opinions. That’s why every Yamaha Outboard is engineered for incredible reliability, performance and longevity. According to JD Power, the E-TEC avoids some of the common problems with two-stroke engines, including those with acceleration. 9 - 15 hp Tohatsu | Yamaha F 25 - 70 - 115 - 150 - 200 - 250 - 300 - 350 hp 4-stroke | Mercury efi 25 - 50 - 60 - 75 - 90 - 115 - 150 - Verado 200 - 250 - 300 hp | Small outboards 2. This is my experience in the bush with small outboards including Johnson, Etec, Yamaha, Honda, and Tohatsu. Mercury also makes the MerCruiser line of sterndrives (inboard/outboard drives) and. Extended warranty promotion: through March 31, 2017 "Choose Reliability": 2 extra years for 5 total years coverage OR credit of up to $1,500 (depending on model); yamahaoutboards. Lund is owned by Brunswick. ACTION CRAFT 1720 CC. While there I p/u an Evinrude catalog and a Mercury catalog. Complete with Yamaha s signature four stroke convenience, and reliability as well as corrosion resistance they represent the absolute leading edge of high-performance offshore outboard technology. If I was to buy one with my own money in the morning it would be a Mercury (in both 115 and 150) The past few years Mercury have been doing two things, going back to. Mercury Marine introduces new V8, V6 engine models May 18, 2018 Mercury Marine has introduced a comprehensive line of multiple 4. Updated: July 13, 2017. And down in Mexico the Mexicans like yamaha. But even at this size there are significant differences between the makes and models so we set out to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and choose a winner. The F150 is one of Yamaha's all-time most popular outboards, and was refreshed just three years ago with a new cowl design, and a smoother clutch dog. The V 4 OMC's were my favorite OMC I had a 90 Johnson looper, great engine. Outboards were light, powerful, getting more efficient and more reliable than ever. Mercury's New V-6 3. By Randy Vance. In addition, all models can use Yamaha s new Command Link Plus rigging system. It is about 15lbs lighter, and about $500 cheaper than the yamaha, my only concern is it has a new electronic EFI system unlike the Carb'd Yamaha. One advantage I see to the Mercury CT, is that the larger gearcase would provide very good hole shot, weight carrying ability, and fuel economy, because you can turn a larger diameter prop. Lund is owned by Brunswick. 2 liters, have a 3. Research 2009 Mercury OptiMax Series 150XL Outboard Motors, prices & specs at NADAguides 2020 Tracker Marine 2020 Sea Ray Boats 2019 Yamaha 2020 Bayliner Marine. xellz, Feb 21, 2018. Mercury has just come out with a new line of engines in their FOURSTROKE series, and one of them is a 90-HP. A similar motor is already being made, the Mercury Verado, super charged not turbos however. Mercury also introduced the new Flo-Torq Soft Shift Rubber (SSR) HD, claiming it as the quietest and smoothest shifting propeller hub system in the market for high horse-powered outboards, delivering a 10-19% shift clunk improvement vs. I bought a brand new Lund Alaskan with a Yamaha outboard last Fall. I'd buy another Merc 4 stroke in a second if I needed one. For more than 30 years, Yamaha Outboards have delivered far more than superior power, performance and efficiency. Inboard motors offer greater stability and are well suited to commercial, offshore, and certain water skiing applications, Outboards are general purpose and offer easy control, maintenance and. Private Message. You can't really go wrong by choosing either, but you may find that one suits your needs slightly better than the other. ACTION CRAFT - COASTLNE 2002. Honda vs Suzuki Outboard | 9. 9 or Mercury 9. powerheads 30hp and up[ for the past several years except for the big Verado series which was/is all Mercury. Mercury FourStroke engines deliver no-compromise performance, fuel efficiency, reliability, innovative features and smoothness to ensure maximum fun, maximum confidence. Choosing between these engine drive types should be given careful thought for a new…. I have a 60 hp Yamaha and really like it. Created to power the largest boats for the boldest adventures, Verado delivers advanced engineering and refined operation to boat owners who don't compromise; every feature is designed to offer the ultimate experience and greatest confidence. 75:1 gear ratio, and a three-star CARB rating. Three years ago I bought a Yamaha T9. 9 HP Outboard motor with Command Thrust delivers power, thrust, and control that wider, heavier boats need. Especially in a twin set up. Mariners Warehouse Yamaha replacement lower units are the worlds best selling replacement units from Sterndrive Engineering, and come with the industries best and only 3 year no fault warranty. 2-stroke oil is normally added to the fuel tank when filling with fuel. Factory Warranty Begins on Date of Purchase. its an inset strip that accentuates the motor. They'll fit their boats with anything you want - doesn't matter to them. 4L Outboards. 9 4 stroke Yamaha outboard, on a 26 sailboat. Created to power the largest boats for the boldest adventures, Verado delivers advanced engineering and refined operation to boat owners who don't compromise; every feature is designed to offer the ultimate experience and greatest confidence. I was a squarish style motor cover. VS Marine offers service and parts. This new 90-HP FOURSTROKE is now the fourth model that Mercury has sold with the same model designator, so it can be confusing to talk about a "Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE", and, since Mercury no longer has model year designators, it can be confusing to try to identify the engine by a. Choosing a 5/6HP outboard. As a hardcore Yamaha guy, you won't go wrong with one. I currently have a 20 HP 4 stroke Honda on a small LUnd that has also been superb. I'm looking to buy a new 18. Better Power to Weight Ratio. A similar motor is already being made, the Mercury Verado, super charged not turbos however. In those cases, the enhanced economy comes from the fuel delivery system, not from the number of. 5hp-300hp and New engines from Yamaha, Evinrude & Mercury. Interested in a Yamaha. In addition, all models can use Yamaha s new Command Link Plus rigging system. Re: tohatsu outboards. Mercury (digital and mechanical) vs. EFI is the norm from 25 hp and up with the Motors of 200 hp and larger having optional fly by wire throttle and gear shift. As everyone knows, I love innovation, especially in the marine industry of outboard motors, more especially when it comes to the amazing. Click each outboard boat engine above, from 115hp to 250hp, for more. Why Buy a Four-Stroke Outboard vs. The Mercury Enertia® propeller is the perfect complement to. Based on what little research I have done, Yamaha 4 strokes seem to be considered one of the more reliable engines? Anyone have any real world experience with these engines, what to look for, or any other advice? Two stroke vs 4. The F350C is an engineering achievement. D&B Publishing is proud to have delivered the Pacific regions best power boat read for close to 25 years. During the past decade outboard engines have grown dramatically in size, popularity, and reliability, with technological advancements so important that the once-settled two-stroke versus four-stroke debate has been re-opened, alternative fuel outboards have become a viable option, and significant benefits like joystick steering are now a consideration. For nearly 30 years Yamaha Outboards have been at the forefront of the industry, pursuing the most satisfying boating experience in order to deliver the most power, the most reliability, and. Serial # 0G447102. This marks…. The boat I’m currently looking at sports a Yamaha 250XB, but I’ve heard that Mercury has been putting out more innovative engines recently. My E-Tec saves me thousands. I'm pretty sure Yamaha wins that hands down. Can be mounted on 26" Centers while Yamaha suggests 28. The inboard motors are mounted amidship and drive a propeller shaft that goes through the bottom of the hull. 5 ft Lund boat and I noticed they all come with Mercury outboard motors (I think Brunswick owns both companies). Vans Sport Center is a proud Mercury dealer and we carry a full line of Mercury outboard motors known for their reliability, performance and fuel economy. The 5 Best Outboard Motors for Powering Your Aquatic Adventures there's been a lot of action from every major manufacturer—Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude and Suzuki. The New Mercury Racing 400R is based off the ever popular — and becoming a cornerstone in outboard power in-line 6 cylinder Verado. Interested in a Yamaha. Nothing on the water today is faster or more proven than the OptiMax Pro XS. 2017 Yamaha F350 Offshore XCC Outboard Motor. Back in 2004, the biggest outboard engine manufacturers at the time, Mercury, Yamaha, and Evinrude, were humming along with their two stroke platforms. RE: 150 Merc Optimax vs. There's a big difference between and oldschool Yamaha and Mercury and a Yamaha or Mercury from 2016 which is probably why your girlfriend's dad is so opinionated. Sterndrive Motors. Why Choose Suzuki Reliability. The marina I bought my Honda also sold many of the other outboards - Yamaha, Tohatsu, Johnson and I think Mercury. So - to all outboard buffs - what was the best outboard ever produced with 4 - 6 hp, less than 20 kg and some decent reliability?. Now, however, Mercury, Suzuki and Yamaha offer four-cylinder 200s, while keeping. In many cases, you may be able to take an engine from one of Yamaha’s competitors and make a factual argument as to why it could be “better” than the 4. 250 DETX 300 BETX. 2020 Yamaha Marine F225 Meet Yamaha’s award-winning V6 4. Outside of china nobody knows chinese outboards better then myself. Built For The Ocean. I wanted a Yamaha. The result is an outboard family that blows away the competition when it comes to power, durability, performance and fuel efficiency. I would take a Merc or Suz 250 over a yamaha 200. Most of the people are seen to prefer Yamaha outboard. We sell new and pre-owned boats, pontoons and outboards with excellent financing and pricing options. 6L V-8 outboard engine models – the 250 and 300hp Verado, 250 and 300hp FourStroke, and 200, 225, 250 and 300hp Pro XS – plus the Pro XS 175hp 3. " In choosing a Tracker Outboard you have selected one of the finest outboards available and a sound investment in boating pleasure. Showing 1 to 4 of 4 (1 Pages). Per Yamaha's website: for a 25" lower unit, the 300 hp weighs 562lbs, versus the 350 coming in at 804 lbs, an increase of almost 250 lbs for a 50 hp increase. If you need parts, you can purchase discount Yamaha outboard parts by HP or search outboard parts by year. 89 Octane vs. The Mercury 150 FourStoke is a fine engine, and parts and service are universally available. 06-22-2008, 09:26 PM #7. Yamaha - Page 2 - Bass Cat Boats. I never had any real problems. As far as longevity, remember the direct injection is an electronic component, as far as the two stroke engine, it has way less moving parts than a 4 stroke. The Durability of Evinrude Outboards. 7-liter F150. Joined: Aug 2007. ASK ABOUT FINANCE AND TRADE IN OPTION'S. Check Out Mercury 150 4 stroke Outboards We Have For Sale. Founded in 1939 by the talented engineer-businessman Carl Kiekhaefer, the Mercury brand of boating engines are found as factory equipment with many watercraft manufacturers. Tohatsu is 50 powerhead and makes 35 at the pump. 9 outboard engine is the right choice for sailboat and kicker applications. 5-horsepower motors. All the Honda and Yamaha outboard models have different specs. But even at this size there are significant differences between the makes and models so we set out to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and choose a winner. Yamaha and Mercury 4-Strokes Wade Boardman. PTT, electric start and tiller controls a. 5hp at 83lbs of thrust, the Yamaha 2. The Merc 40 HP 4 cylinder is my favorite Merc own one now, love it. The weight is not much different with the SHO. Re: Honda vs Evinrude vs Mercury vs Yamaha etc - 08/31/15 05:12 PM Difficult to pick a brand just like that. In the Evinrude vs Yamaha debate, Yamaha is also known for its reliable engines that people across the board can recommend to others. Just my 2 cents so take it for what its worth. Yamaha Outboards has proudly operated in the U. 8L displacement makes the I-4 V MAX SHO® 90 the. Why Buy a Four-Stroke Outboard vs. is not affiliated with Mercury®; Yamaha®; OMC® or their products. Being a dealer I am somewhat biased but will try to be as objective as possible. I got a merc and would much rather have a yamaha or evinrude because of there reliability. 25" gearcase. com — By Liz Pasch, Southern Boating Magazine February 2017. Fits the 75/90/115 hp. Posted by shopper on March 02, 2003 at 14:39:47: Help me please. Does it really matter? Therefore odds are higher that you will see a Mercury or Yamaha being repaired in a shop. He is happy to do our Merc's and Johnson (and definately takes our money for them) but prefers the Yamahas. PRECISION 14 1/4 X 22 X 3. The arguments are like the ones we use to have over Chevrolet vs. I'm an outboard mechanic by trade and have worked for all major brands before starting my own company. The new Yamaha 115b is quite a bit stronger than the old 115 and 115a but the Mercury and Suzuki engines still have more snort. The engine is notable for its reliability and ease of handling. That and a host of great features and benefits means the new EFI F115 is poised to carry on in the Yamaha line as one of the company's best-selling models. The F350C is an engineering achievement. Thanks Evinrude E-tec/Mercury 4 stroke/Yamaha 60hp outboard - Page 2. There are some interesting etec vs Yamaha videos on YouTube. Historically, Mercury Racing and regular Mercury’s had really “hot” 225 models, from the venerable 225 Pro Max, the Mercury Laser 220 XRI, and later the 3. Strong and reliable. 5 litre 150, 175, and 200 Hp versions. Pearl Fusion, Cold Fusion, Warm Fusion and traditional Mercury Phantom black. You can be sure we’ll have the marine engine parts you need to keep your mechanical system in top form. I would be interested to hear if there is anyone that has things they like or dislike about either of these engines. During the past decade outboard engines have grown dramatically in size, popularity, and reliability, with technological advancements so important that the once-settled two-stroke versus four-stroke debate has been re-opened, alternative fuel outboards have become a viable option, and significant benefits like joystick steering are now a consideration. I bought a brand new Lund Alaskan with a Yamaha outboard last Fall. I wouldn't question the reliability of a supercharged or turbo engine I've been around and worked on them my entire life. After analyzing data, Boating concluded that this claim is simply untrue. Likewise 3ltrs an hour while trolling at 6knts is a dream come true to me. The Mercury has a larger fuel tank. Heavy and slow but sure dependable over the long run. Direct injection two strokes were the latest technology for the venerable engine design. The Etec would be the strongest 115 but there is still a bit of "smell" and reliability issues that can spring up. I am trying to decide between an E-Tech 150 and Mercury 150 ProXs. Re: Yamaha, Suzuki, Mercury Verado or Evinrude E-tec? « Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 10:59:37 CET » The Verado's haven't been out in the field for long enough to really be able to give a good summary of their reliability. Yamaha also offer a limited range of. Many people immediately assume that a two-stroke is less powerful and, therefore, less desirable. However, on the outside you can't tell them apart. Light enough to carry but powerful enough to punch a tide, they are the workhorse of the tender fleet. In addition to the stern-drive engine, Mercury introduced its largest outboard ever: a 400-horsepower unit priced at $31,530 that can run on 89-octane gasoline. The guy who services our outboards prefers our Yamaha's. Easily find your stainless or aluminum prop with our PropFinder. 6L 250hp / 300hp. solid hub designs. Propped to Perform. At that show Yamaha Marine was showing its all-new 5. A good inboard system usually relies upon a separate rudder to facilitate steering. I loved it and had no problems. 2017 Yamaha F350 Offshore XCC Outboard Motor. This is simply not true. outboard market in 1984. Being a dealer I am somewhat biased but will try to be as objective as possible. Honda Marine - 4-stroke outboard motors from 2 to 250 hp. Looking to buy my first (used) boat in the next week or two. Free shipping worldwide,2. He is happy to do our Merc's and Johnson (and definately takes our money for them) but prefers the Yamahas. Mercury offers the 6 cylinder Verado in 200, 225, 250 and 275 hp versions in 2007 a 300 hp model came to be and 2008 Mercury Marine introduced the 350 SCI. Yamaha (digital and mechanical) Hi everyone, I was hoping to find some recommendations for an outboard on a 25' tritoon. And now, you can add versatility to that list. During the past decade outboard engines have grown dramatically in size, popularity, and reliability, with technological advancements so important that the once-settled two-stroke versus four-stroke debate has been re-opened, alternative fuel outboards have become a viable option, and significant benefits like joystick steering are now a consideration. Forum Statistics: 2004 115c loosing power under load. The outboard we got with our boat is to heavy (approx. Mercury Verado is the pinnacle of superior outboard design and performance. A similar motor is already being made, the Mercury Verado, super charged not turbos however. A majority or the parts are interchangeable but our parts prices are around 20% of the cost of the major brands. Yamaha Outboards has spent 25+ years providing customers in the U. A lot of etecs where I fish and you can hardly hear them go by. Tohatsu makes motors for themselves, Nissan, Mercury (up to the 30hp model) , and Evinrude (up to and including the 15hp model, Envinrude also makes a 15hp HO 2-stoke Etec engine). Mercury's new lineup of V6's consists of a 2. *This product qualifies for Free Shipping anywhere in the. The 4-stroke 5hp outboard engine is the staple power source for most small tenders. Rigorously tested to guarantee warranty protection for Mercury and Mariner 4-stroke outboards. There's a big difference between and oldschool Yamaha and Mercury and a Yamaha or Mercury from 2016 which is probably why your girlfriend's dad is so opinionated. The Etec would be the strongest 115 but there is still a bit of "smell" and reliability issues that can spring up. 96 / 1526Bo. They have. The Mercury 9. 2018 Yamaha F25 Portable Tiller F25LMHC Outboard Motor. Ford in the old days. 87 Octane vs. Most of the people are seen to prefer Yamaha outboard. Its impressive displacement and advanced valve train increase power and throttle response, easily producing 350 hp and generating substantially more torque between 2000 ~ 3500 RPMs. View Forum Posts. The Mercury Four Stroke 115 Horse Power Outboard Engine is a significant upgrade to its predecessor. Find genuine factory OEM Mercury Marine, Mercruiser and Mercury Racing parts for your engine, sterndrive or a Mercury accessory using detailed drawings and images. According to JD Power, the E-TEC avoids some of the common problems with two-stroke engines, including those with acceleration. 2018 Yamaha F350NCC Offshore 5. Suzuki Engineers labored through years of trial and success with computer simulations and on water testing to significantly improve the way an outboard motor. At the time Evinrude and Mercury were the only major manufacturers of two stroke engines. But even at this size there are significant differences between the makes and models so we set out to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and choose a winner. 2 liter four-strokes, but when smaller powerplants are in order, it's their line of in-line-four outboards that come into play. 2 Stroker, and now the DBR 3. Basically manual start on a Mercury with 5 years of warranty, out the door is right around $3,600 at the dealer I've been to before. They told me I could take my pick between Yamaha and Honda - both fine outboards. 9 2 stroke before that it was 30 years old and still running when the water pump went out and I sold it for $250 to a marina owner in PA. 50 years of leading the way in innovation – from bringing the down thrust propeller system to market in 1965, to introducing the world’s first 300HP V6 four-stroke outboard in 2006. Latest review: 200df 2011, Awesome is the only way to start this review, I love this engine. Mercury 175L Pro XS 175 HP 20 Inch Shaft Four Stroke Electric Start Remote Outboard Motor. Suzukis' new DF 200a is going to give the yammie a good fight. Mercury's proven TwoStroke engines deliver easy starting, gutsy performance, and great all-round reliability. You can be sure we’ll have the marine engine parts you need to keep your mechanical system in top form. I currently have a 2001 Lund with a Yamaha 80 HP that I will be giving to my son. At the time Evinrude and Mercury were the only major manufacturers of two stroke engines. If Mercury or Quicksilver outboard oil is not available, substitute another brand of 2-cycle outboard oil that is NMMA Certified TC-W3. Back in 2004, the biggest outboard engine manufacturers at the time, Mercury, Yamaha, and Evinrude, were humming along with their two stroke platforms. Choosing a 4HP outboard. Both Mercury and Yamaha have long histories of producing quality outboard motors. Mercury did not publish model year information for 1997 & newer outboards. They have become really popular in the saltwater multi engine installs due to them being light weight. Mercury Outboard Colors. That is why Yamaha continues to push the technological boundaries in the design and development of our leading range of high performance props - ensuring every Yamaha outboard performs at its peak. NOTE: Prices are subject to stock availability. Anymore and you've over-capitalised on the rig and you'll make a loss when it comes time to trading up. My current Yamaha 9. Comparable Mercury and Yamaha 4-strokes weigh 583 pounds, Honda's BF225 4-stroke weighs 599 pounds, and the Mercury Verado 225 weighs in at 649 pounds. Mercury also makes the MerCruiser line of sterndrives (inboard/outboard drives) and. Available in both standard short- and long-shaft versions, these 4-stroke outboards can be used on any boat requiring these power levels. Ripoff Report Investigates! What the BBB has done to consumers for over 100 years is one of the many reasons why Ripoff Report was created. Locals are saying that its better to invest in an appropriate insurance than installing locks due to the fact that if thieves target my ob and find locks they will damage the transom also. are they any good. In essence, the new Mercury 150 Pro XS aims to work use and in particular to fishing enthusiasts and professionals, who seek performance and reliability. At the lower end of the range is the Yamaha F2. Boat owners considering purchasing a new outboard motor often have questions about the difference between a two-stroke and four-stroke outboard motor. For anglers and boaters, the name Yamaha is synonymous with legendary reliability, award-winning innovation and high performance. Pounding waves. The Yamaha outboards are also equipped with customer service that people seem to be impressed by. Related articles. Boating Magazine examined the popular myth that 4-stroke outboard engines are more fuel efficient than 2-stroke engines. PTT, electric start and tiller controls a. Mercury Outboard Colors. I am trying to decide between an E-Tech 150 and Mercury 150 ProXs. April 9, 2018. *This product qualifies for Free Shipping anywhere in the. If you're looking for a small outboard for your tender that is light enough to carry, store and take on and off your dinghy transom, you need to be looking at the 2. Like Newton’s Third Law says, “For every force, there is an equal and opposite force of reaction. The Mercury Four Stroke 115 Horse Power Outboard Engine is a significant upgrade to its predecessor. No matter the size or horsepower, Yamaha outboards are built around reliability and innovation. The idea was to create a mid-range four-stroke engine that offered the reliability, fuel economy, and ease of use of a modern four-stroke, but at a much lower price-point than the Verado line could meet. This site contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. 5hp were the most remarkable at 90lbs of thrust (These two engines along with the Mariner are virtually identical). I would be interested to hear if there is anyone that has things they like or dislike about either of these engines. The affordable, portable Mercury 9. Mercury Marine's primary business is outboard motors. 2L Outboard. The F350C is an engineering achievement. Yamaha (digital and mechanical) Hi everyone, I was hoping to find some recommendations for an outboard on a 25’ tritoon. Over the last 2 years, it has developed a problem. $4,020 plus a battery gets me electric start with the 5 year warranty. The F350C is an engineering achievement. Yamaha Outboards provide industry-leading innovation, outstanding performance, incredible power, unequalled customer satisfaction and legendary reliability. 2 liters, have a 3. With the proven reliability and longevity of Yamaha Outboards over the last 3 decades I would never chose an evinrude over it. Their outboards are known for their reliability and innovation, and consumers can find them online or at dealers nationwide. If anyone would like to add opinion, fact, rants, or anything else please do so. Mercury Marine introduced multiple new 4. 5 hp Handheld Reliability Portable power and thrust for exact operation. I was told by the dealer I had a choice of any motor they sold---Mercury, Yamaha, Honda, or Evinrude. The all-new Yamaha 90-horsepower In-Line Four V MAX SHO® may be the smallest in the V MAX SHO® line, but it packs the biggest punch of any 90-horse on the water. One hundred miles offshore, it’s truly man vs. Tohatsu Outboards 25 HP- 30 HP. You can feel secure with your outboards' warranty program. In 2007 Yamaha introduced a monstrous V-8 outboard, the F350, producing 350 horsepower. 6L 250hp / 300hp. My E-Tec saves me thousands. So confused that I've gotten a headache! Went to the Stratos boat factory near Nashville, Tn today to look at a specific boat. Mobile Marine has a wide selection of outboard motors from 2. The results are instructive. 6L V8 XTO offshore 425HP outboard and Mercury Marine had its new line of 4. Anymore and you've over-capitalised on the rig and you'll make a loss when it comes time to trading up. Noelm you mentioned different brand names we only sell Parsun outboards. 2018 Yamaha F350NCC Offshore 5. NOTE: Prices are subject to stock availability. 8hp Parsun isn't a copy of the Yamaha its a copy of both the 9. Complete with Yamaha s signature four stroke convenience, and reliability as well as corrosion resistance they represent the absolute leading edge of high-performance offshore outboard technology. Tohatsu is 50 powerhead and makes 35 at the pump. since about 2005 yamaha was yamaha and merc is merc and they dont share anything. Honda and Yamaha outboard are very powerful and deliver the required punch. YouTube Video Of Motor Running. Oil injection is a nice convenience and offers some performance advantages over a straight 50:1 ratio (or as recommended by your Outboard Manufacturer) especially if trolling for extended periods. The yamaha is impressive as a F4 weighti g in at 119kgs, just under 10ltrs/hr @ 20knts, or 13ltrs/hr at 23knts. PRECISION 14 1/4 X 22 X 3. In short, at the time of writing, E-Tecs are the cleanest outboards on the planet. Suzuki 150hp outboard motors for sale-2020 DF150 4 stroke. Mercury Marine maps a new trajectory in the race for outboard supremacy. I'm an outboard mechanic by trade and have worked for all major brands before starting my own company. In 2012 the Lehr corporation released two models of a propane-powered outboard engine: 5 and 2. Another biggie - How much gas does your motor burn?. 2 Stroke vs. I'm looking to buy a new 18. For more than 30 years, Yamaha Outboards have delivered far more than superior power, performance and efficiency. Find your outboard engine easily amongst the 543 products from the leading brands (Mercury Diesel, Selva marine, Suzuki Marine Europe, ) on NauticExpo, the boating and maritime industry specialist for your professional purchases. Tohatsu sort of has the corner on the 4-stoke outboard engine market 20 hp and below. Excellent response throughout low and mid range RPM is achieved through superior exhaust manifold design and an ideal crankshaft arrangement. The F15 produces excellent low down torque from a lightweight powerhead. Until Supplies Last! New Super Discount prices are lower than "Boat Show Prices"! of $99 or more when you check out with PayPal and choose PayPal Credit. We also offer repair services on boats, trailers and most major outboards. Inboard motors offer greater stability and are well suited to commercial, offshore, and certain water skiing applications, Outboards are general purpose and offer easy control, maintenance and. " In choosing a Tracker Outboard you have selected one of the finest outboards available and a sound investment in boating pleasure. It appears that both Mercury (USA Model) and Yamaha have products to suit. The 5 Best Outboard Motors for Powering Your Aquatic Adventures there's been a lot of action from every major manufacturer—Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude and Suzuki. I have owned lots of outboards since 70s, and sterndrives too. Prop choice makes a huge difference to outboard acceleration, top-end speed, handling and fuel efficiency. 5 - 4 - 5. 5hp and Tohatsu 3. Based on what little research I have done, Yamaha 4 strokes seem to be considered one of the more reliable engines? Anyone have any real world experience with these engines, what to look for, or any other advice? Two stroke vs 4. Mercury's new v6 & v8 outboards have been a really big hit and mercury is having trouble keeping up. Standard warranty: 3 years limited warranty on all four-stroke outboards except F350C (5 years). 8L displacement makes the I-4 V MAX SHO® 90 the. We give you a choice of OEM or aftermarket parts for Johnson, Evinrude, OMC, Mercury, Mariner, Force, and Mercruiser. I have friends who have Mercury and some that have E-tec. 2 Stroke: - Evinrude E-Tec - Mercury Optimax - Yamaha Vmax - Suzuki - Nissan. Need a little feedback here please. Your outboard has been manufactured by Mercury Marine, a world leader in marine technology and outboard manufacturing since 1939. The alternative to small petrol outboards. The aftermarket companies are able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the original part through the reverse engineering of them and often are able to work out the bugs. Outboard reliability - Mercury vs Yamaha. The next generation of Yamaha's F115 is the lightest four-stroke 115-horsepower outboard available. Choosing an outboard motor for your dinghy can be confusing. The marina I bought my Honda also sold many of the other outboards - Yamaha, Tohatsu, Johnson and I think Mercury. 0L 225 EFI all were pretty potent out of the box. Lower gear ratio to swing a larger prop for improved acceleration - Streamline Gearcase - 18 % less drag. 2017 Yamaha F350 Offshore UCC Outboard Motor. A team second to none when it comes to power boating. The world’s lightest outboard motor. Posted October 21, 2015. Backed by decades of innovation and leadership, Mercury outboards are built to go the distance, delivering legendary performance driven by forward-thinking technology. The engine is notable for its reliability and ease of handling. The Yamaha motor has been. Add to that their efficiency, performance and reliability and these pint-sized powerhouses are perfect for all sorts of light duty, like hopping to the cuddy on a tender. 89 Octane vs. Its not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but I think is the best compromise. It appears that both Mercury (USA Model) and Yamaha have products to suit. Use of a marinized automotive diesel engine that is mounted horizontally, tested over time in line with automotive demand and proven through millions of miles in production cars. Yamaha outboards deliver profound innovation and empowering control, which is why you’ll find Yamahas behind the highest-performing boats in the world. 2 Stroker, and now the DBR 3. We compare the fuel efficiency of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 with the Yamaha F300 on three different types of boats – center consoles, pontoon boats, and sportboats. Suzuki 150hp outboard motors for sale-2020 DF150 4 stroke. I currently have a 2001 Lund with a Yamaha 80 HP that I will be giving to my son. It’s a three cylinder vs the Yamaha being a twin. For added protection and lubrication, Mercury or Quicksilver Premium Plus TC-W3 2-Cycle oil is recommended. I would recommend the Tohatsu 4-Stroke 6HP outboard motor… Read Full Review. Genuine yamaha outboard oil filters. Mercury's proven TwoStroke engines deliver easy starting, gutsy performance, and great all-round reliability. Outstanding lubricity for internal engine components to reduce wear, scuffing and scoring.