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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Carbon County Pa/Kidder Township
I would appreciate your opinion on choice of outboard motors, and the reason for choosing them.
In the next week or so I want to purchase a pair of outboards to replace the counter rotating 200 HPs presently on the boat. At this point it’s a toss-up between Mercury and Yamaha 4 strokes.
I am a little concerned about the difference in weight going from the 2 to the 4 stroke. The Yamaha dealer is trying to talk me into moving down to the F150’s, saying they are rated at 166 HP at the prop and they will easily fit on the bracket, the 200 is to wide and would require changing the platform…..that aint happening.
The Mercury dealer said their 200 Verado will fit fine.
Since the money isn’t that much difference my problem is I don’t know much about the Merc’s except that for a few years they were building Yamaha’s 4 strokes.
Both engine repower will require new gauges and Merc has a lot of wireless features I am not to sure about.
Both are offering me a 5 year warranty.
If you have any experiences your input would be appreciated.
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