Yamaha vs Mercury outboard

11/30/17 @ 10:41 PM
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froztundra
froztundra
USER since 11/30/17

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!

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4/17/18 @ 8:27 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

How is the gas mileage on those 1-pass :) lol - just having a little bit of fun!

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4/16/18 @ 6:59 AM
1pass
1pass
USER since 6/27/17

Kinda not on the topic here but probably will not be using my boat soon.

 1pass's list of best snowblowers.

 1. One you never have to use

  2. Your neighbor s with him behind it.

   3. Yours with your wife behind it.

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4/16/18 @ 5:47 AM
GRANDAD
GRANDAD
USER since 6/1/09

Here we go AGAIN !( My brothers uncle third cousin had a ( insert name of motor) it was a piece of Junk! Buy a Yamaha! Get over it!Grandad!

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4/15/18 @ 8:49 AM
slipery
slipery
USER since 1/30/11

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 . 

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3/31/18 @ 7:38 AM
GRANDAD
GRANDAD
USER since 6/1/09

Froztundra Buy the boat and Motor you LIKE! I am sure you will be satasified with any Motor you choose! To bad civil truthful opinions are sometimes lost in the shuffle!Best of luck with your new Rig! Grandad

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3/31/18 @ 5:44 AM
rikj
rikj
USER since 7/29/01

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) 

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3/30/18 @ 7:58 AM
dsinwi
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USER since 1/24/02

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.

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3/29/18 @ 7:06 PM
poptop
poptop
USER since 10/1/03

Well said grandad !

and shane have to agree with you on that one.

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3/29/18 @ 5:56 PM
Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15

Who really thinks about fuel economy when you're enjoying a day out fishing? Jeeeez Tom I mean 1pass.

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3/29/18 @ 5:41 PM
drummer boy
drummer boy
USER since 3/14/08

I think it is time for 1pass to slither off.

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