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    Default New outboard motor for boat

    I am in the process of shopping for a new motor for my 14.5ft Pananche. The Evilrude had a big problem that would have cost me R30k to fix and it would have meant that the crank would have to be removed so I gave it up and decided to rather get a new motor.

    My options are limited as there are’nt many two strokes on the market anymore.

    My boat is rated for 90hp max, but I am looking at the Yamaha 85hp two stroke or the 70hp four stroke, both brand new.

    I would like to go for the 85hp as this means more power and a quicker hole shot. I am just concerned about future back-up as I plan to keep it for a very long time. The boat had a 75hp Etec on it before, so I am wondering if the 70hp four stroke won’t be a safer bet for the long term, but I don’t want to go this route only to be utterly dissapointed.

    Anyone who has some advice or who has done a similar swop?

    Wish I could testdrive each before buying.
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooly View Post
    I am in the process of shopping for a new motor for my 14.5ft Pananche. The Evilrude had a big problem that would have cost me R30k to fix and it would have meant that the crank would have to be removed so I gave it up and decided to rather get a new motor.

    My options are limited as there are’nt many two strokes on the market anymore.

    My boat is rated for 90hp max, but I am looking at the Yamaha 85hp two stroke or the 70hp four stroke, both brand new.

    I would like to go for the 85hp as this means more power and a quicker hole shot. I am just concerned about future back-up as I plan to keep it for a very long time. The boat had a 75hp Etec on it before, so I am wondering if the 70hp four stroke won’t be a safer bet for the long term, but I don’t want to go this route only to be utterly dissapointed.

    Anyone who has some advice or who has done a similar swop?

    Wish I could testdrive each before buying.
    Those 85 Yammies are bullet proof!! The end!
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    As ek kon kies - Yamaha, and most probably a 4 stroke. Maybe Yamaha 100??

    Ask the guys at Danlou Marine there near you, I've always found them helpful and knowledgable.

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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    Quote Originally Posted by hercules_za View Post
    Those 85 Yammies are bullet proof!! The end!
    I know the older 2 stroke 85 hp yammies were the commercial fishermens choice for their reliability.

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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    The 85HP Yamaha. One of the best outboard motors ever made.
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    The 85 Yammie is bullet proof, but quite heavy on fuel. If have the money get the 4 stroke 70hp yammie.
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    How're the Suzuki 4 strokes??

    They seem quite polular - I had a small 15HP on a previous duckie, the kids abused that poor thing and it never skipped a beat.

    Cant say that's the A-Z of Suzuki reliability, but ja , I had an excellent experience with Suzuki.

    Pricing also seems competitive.

    I see they also make black OR white outboards........8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    How're the Suzuki 4 strokes??

    They seem quite polular - I had a small 15HP on a previous duckie, the kids abused that poor thing and it never skipped a beat.

    Cant say that's the A-Z of Suzuki reliability, but ja , I had an excellent experience with Suzuki.

    Pricing also seems competitive.

    I see they also make black OR white outboards........8)
    They're good and a bit less pricey than yamaha.
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    Hooly, if you are a part time boater like me, the 4 stroke is just not worth it. I don`t think there was any outboard ever made with the legendary status of the Yammy 2 stroke 75, 85, 90 (all the same displacement) 3 cylinder series. Parts will not be a problem in our lifetime, and I have experienced the 70 four stroke. It is just not on the same playing field when it comes to out of the hole acceleration. In your position, 85 two stroke all the way if it was me.

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    How's this for a motor.....
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    My experience with the Yamaha 3 cylinder 85Hp motors (and gearboxes) is that they are absolutely reliable and easy to maintain but they are thirsty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beurvoort View Post
    Hooly, if you are a part time boater like me, the 4 stroke is just not worth it. I don`t think there was any outboard ever made with the legendary status of the Yammy 2 stroke 75, 85, 90 (all the same displacement) 3 cylinder series. Parts will not be a problem in our lifetime, and I have experienced the 70 four stroke. It is just not on the same playing field when it comes to out of the hole acceleration. In your position, 85 two stroke all the way if it was me.

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    Agree 100%.

    If you going the 2 stroke route, I would say the choice is even easier - Yamaha.

    I had a 115 V4 for maybe 10 years, not ONE missed beat. Heavier than other engines, though (on fuel)

    Just curious - do Suzuki still make 2 strokes (the blue striping outboards)..........??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riekielouw View Post
    How's this for a motor.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZV View Post
    Goeiste genade that's the size of my boat
    I saw that baby advertised at something like R 800 000.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Agree 100%.

    If you going the 2 stroke route, I would say the choice is even easier - Yamaha.

    I had a 115 V4 for maybe 10 years, not ONE missed beat. Heavier than other engines, though (on fuel)

    Just curious - do Suzuki still make 2 strokes (the blue striping outboards)..........??
    Petri I think the biggest they still make is a 40hp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riekielouw View Post
    How's this for a motor.....
    Eendag as my boot groot is!
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    Thanks for the feedback, seems like the 85A is the answer. Don’t think the consumption should be much worse than I had with the 75hp Evilrude two stroke, but I have read that those 70hp’s are fantastic when it comes to consumption. The price difference between the two is about R10k.
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    Default Re: New outboard motor for boat

    Having fairly good knowledge on outboard motors over the last 26 years I would depending on size stick with 2 stroke Yamaha's, anything from 30hp to 90hp are bulletproof. I took divers to sea every day for 19 years with 85 hp yammies. They easy to maintain but under load and rough sea they eat fuel 2L/Km. If you going 4 stroke definitely go Suzuki 90 hp. All charters going that route obviously for fuel consumption but also the emission laws which are being introduced.

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    Out of curiosity, whats the feeling about Honda outboards?

    Surely the will be good, but dont see a lot of them around?

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