I'm looking to buy a new 18.5 ft Lund boat and I noticed they all come with Mercury outboard motors (I think Brunswick owns both companies). I currently have a 2001 Lund with a Yamaha 80 HP that I will be giving to my son. The Yamaha motor has been great and I would like a Yamaha (150HP) on the new boat. I would like some opinions and feedback on which motor to get. (or if I can even get a Yamaha outboard on a new Lund). I welcome any ideas or opinions, Thanks!
Yamaha vs Mercury outboard
Good Morning ; How better than to hear stories from events of peoples motor issues , I think those are called reviews , If your sources are credible this can help in your. buying knowledge . Simple math add it up and this may give you help in you decision , I have asked question of members and I trust my fellow man , Makes no cents to BS what would be the gain If we cant help each other , Than we are no better WASHINGTON . Pete
Good Morning ; My Brother has friends on Shawano Lake they both purchased E tech They put many hours on the lake fishing . I believe to be 2013 models , 1 friend took out Power head first year covered warranty had some more issues warranty covered . The other friend also had problems . Long story short 3 summers of little things and taking back to dealer , They both traded in for Yami . 2 years with no problems . I think they where 75 hp and 90 hp not sure but I know they where mid range hp E tech .
1pass(Tom), any new developments you would like to share concerning the Asian Carp?
I have 7 boats now (nothing over 50hp) mostly Mercs and two older Evinrudes. I have had at least one boat for 40 years. My favorite motor a late 70's 6 hp Evinrude has given me the most grief , a coil about 15 years ago and a new pull start rope about 10 years ago, not terrible for 40 years. I did have to put a new starter in the 50 Merc about 4 years ago. I have to be honest 1pass, I know practically nothing about motors the size you are referencing(so I guess we are on even ground there)
I've been trying to avoid posting on this thread all week but seeing as it's Friday, Good Friday at that, I just can't help myself.
When I bought my current motor I asked the dealer what kind of gas mileage I could expect. His response was "if you are concerned about mileage you shouldn't be buying this motor" Classic LOL. It's a 225 OptiPOP. It runs good. I have an early 90's, I think, 15hp Rude. It runs good. I have a 9.9 BigFoot Merc. It runs good. Have had a Johnson, Rude, Yam 4stk, and Merc in the past. They all ran good. I also do not worry about gas during a day on the water. Don't have any friends with significant motor problems.
No disrespect to anyone at all but this purse swinging on the internet is hilarious. I guess that might be a little disrespectful, sorry.
Happy Easter. Carry on Gentlemen.