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    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Lucky you had a good experience. Doesn't put me off Yalta's one bit, but I felt it worth a mention(and I'm not the only one with this experience). Still would love the new style dash, but they won't sell it(we won't buy a new boat then is the words used).

    The way these hulls punch big seas are a testament and I have personally put mine through the paces at 1770.

    Have you seen this thread yet?

    http://www.ausfish.com.au/vforum/sho...-aka-Roll-Call

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    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Good to know. I spent a bit of time in his work shop finishing off the boat with him so I could leave on time. The only thing I noticed was every time he said he had to go to the other shed for a different tool he came back with a mid strength tinny in hand hahah
     

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  3. #33

    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Hey mate, i'm looking at getting a similar setup new and was just curious with the rough fuel figures with the 150?
    They have a 200hp max and have always been a believer in going for max HP where possible, have you ever wished you had more HP?

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    Hi Nirdac. fuel consumption with the 150 merc is +2km/L on an average day. cruising out to the shelf is about 18-20L an hour depending on how fast you are going. trolling is about 7-8L an hour from memory. I have never once wished I needed more than the 150. I think this may be because the Merc 150 is a 3000cc block so makes huge torque. The 200hp 4 cylinder Yamaha in comparison is 2785cc so I don't think the merc loses anything at all. When I visited the work shop there was a hull the same as mine with a 6 cylinder 200 Yamaha and the boat builder (George) said it was too heavy for the hull (without being outside specification) and was affecting the performance. He told me he has already told this to the customer but they insisted on having the 6 cylinder. In the end they added a Perma trim to try and help it

    I originally was looking at a package with a 140 Suzuki as this is what was being sold through a dealer in Sydney, they also had the same model with a 130 salt water series. George told me that at 2000cc the Suzuki wouldn't be enough for the hull, which I am sure is true and his recommendation was the 150 merc 4t because of the 3000cc capacity.

    The boat absolutely flies. I have lost track of the amount of punters at the boat ramp who say to me "arrr jees 150hp wouldn't be enough for that hull, wouldn't get away with anything under 200hp on that hull bla bla bla" The 150 pushes it to 78kh/h with a full tank of fuel (180L) and 2 people on board. So I don't know how fast they want it to go! offshore I fish with usually 2 on board, full of fuel and live bait tanks full and whatever other gear I need and it is great. Last year I fished a tournament off Eden and on the last day we had dead calm conditions, on the trip in we sat next to a 7m game king with a Yamaha 225 and kept up easily while flying past all the 30-40 footers.

    I really recommend the merc 150 just because of the big displacement, and every time I get it serviced it only costs $330.
     

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  5. #35

    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Thanks heaps for that! those figures are pretty impressive for a 6m+ boat, we often do 80-100km runs offshore with 4 people so getting close to that so reassuring to know we don't have to take spare fuel. The engine weight does seem to be the problem even though its a max of 200hp its only rated to 220kg which the 175hp Suzuki just fits for only 2867cc. That merc does seem to be a very good fit.

    Unfortunately up in Nth Qld the manufacturers service agent is the bigger issue, we've had issues with the mercury dealer up here in the past so makes the decision a little harder.
    Thanks again for that info, as you said there doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of information on the newer model yalta's out there.

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    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Yeah the website is very dated and not full of info. Best bet is to call the boat place and talk to someone I think. I usually travel +30km offshore and troll when game fishing, the most I have ever gone through in a day is 100L but that was going maybe 45km out for bluefin.

    Quote Originally Posted by nidrac View Post
    Thanks heaps for that! those figures are pretty impressive for a 6m+ boat, we often do 80-100km runs offshore with 4 people so getting close to that so reassuring to know we don't have to take spare fuel. The engine weight does seem to be the problem even though its a max of 200hp its only rated to 220kg which the 175hp Suzuki just fits for only 2867cc. That merc does seem to be a very good fit.

    Unfortunately up in Nth Qld the manufacturers service agent is the bigger issue, we've had issues with the mercury dealer up here in the past so makes the decision a little harder.
    Thanks again for that info, as you said there doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of information on the newer model yalta's out there.
     

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    Re: +6m Yalta Craft boats

    Yeah i'll definitely do that when the time comes, have to sell the current boat first though. We're currently getting 1.6-1.8km/L in a 6m platey with a 180L tank and am happy with how that goes so just wanted to get some real world figures on what the Yalta would get. Thanks again for your help.

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