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View Poll Results: Which motor brand would you choose if money is not an issue

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  • Mercury

    120 12.37%
  • Tohatsu

    28 2.89%
  • Evinrude

    113 11.65%
  • Honda

    151 15.57%
  • Suzuki

    216 22.27%
  • Johnson

    10 1.03%
  • Yamaha

    332 34.23%
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  1. #121

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    There is no option for 7 Marine, if it didn't matter of the cost I'd have a couple of these engines and a boat to match.

    Make something Idiot proof and they make better Idiots

  2. #122

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    4 stroke Honda.. My 130hp '07 has NEVER missed a beat, and very cheap to run on a 6M..
    Only take a feed, fish again...

  3. #123

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    theres only one brand YAMAHA of course.

  4. #124

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    It depends on a few things for me.

    Local dealer and service is an issue, the best motor with a cr*ppy local service agent is an unacceptable risk. All of the major brands make good motors these days, I would choose based on what I consider the better motor for the needs of the boat and the local representation.

    I also like to go for the lower power for a given displacement. This means to me that the motor is under stressed and also will have higher midrange torque than a motor of same hp but at the top hp for the capacity of that range. Eg: my plate boat has a 135 opti, the smallest hp of the 2.5l v6, and the glass boat has a yammie f225, the smallest hp of the 4.2l v6.

    Cheers
    Craig

  5. #125

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    I'm looking at upgrading the 2stroke Johno atm and I was leaning towards the F80 from yamaha but would love a 90 honda or suk. Yamaha has a great finance deal and just noticed that honda has what seems a better deal @ 5.99%. Will have to wait on the details but the honda has its nose in front atm.

    Mark

  6. #126

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    verado all the way

  7. #127

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    I was guilty of voting yamaha earlier on because i owned one..... but now having purchased a new honda there is really no comparing them. IMHO the HONDA leaves the YAMMI for dead for motor quality and dealer servicing.

  8. #128

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Quote Originally Posted by captain rednut View Post
    theres only one brand YAMAHA of course.
    dont you like my honda jimmy? at least it doesnt squeek like my yammy did

  9. #129

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Wow, I'm surprised with how many nominated a Yamaha! I have a Evinrude but I am keen to hear why people think Yama outboards are better!

  10. #130

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Yamaha, Suzuki or Honda depending on HP required. Yamaha top of the list at the moment 'cause I have one and it does the business for me

    Cheers

  11. #131

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Quote Originally Posted by black runner View Post
    Yamaha, Suzuki or Honda depending on HP required. Yamaha top of the list at the moment 'cause I have one and it does the business for me

    Cheers
    just wait till it poops a power head on your holidays ,and you get told by the dealer you have to wait for a month for a replacement.

  12. #132
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    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Only a Merc Black on the back for me.Jim
    Haines Signature "FinaLeigh" 580F 135 Optimax
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  13. #133

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Evinrude ETEC. Had no problems with my twin 115hp. Low maintenace, plenty of get up and go.

  14. #134

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    way way back when this was first started I made the comment that Yamaha was going to win easy (and it has turned out to be so), Yamaha just has the "name" but I have noticed in recent times, more than just a few people saying they will not have another Yamaha! why??? has Yamaha quality slipped a bit recently?, have the other manufacturers picked up their act a bit? or is it simply places like here that can relay a problem to the world with the click of a mouse? and before, dramas were only known to a mate of a mate?

  15. #135

    Re: Outboard Motor Brand ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noelm View Post
    way way back when this was first started I made the comment that Yamaha was going to win easy (and it has turned out to be so), Yamaha just has the "name" but I have noticed in recent times, more than just a few people saying they will not have another Yamaha! why??? has Yamaha quality slipped a bit recently?, have the other manufacturers picked up their act a bit? or is it simply places like here that can relay a problem to the world with the click of a mouse? and before, dramas were only known to a mate of a mate?
    dunno, never owned a yammy but maybe you influenced or skewed the result a touch? :-)

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