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TransAm posted 03-20-2009 09:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for TransAm   Send Email to TransAm  
Up for sale are my 1994 Yamaha 225 Saltwater Series motors.

No BS, just the straight skinny on the motors. I’m not retiring on this sale and not interested in getting over on anyone.

Motors were purchased on my boat by me in 1996 from Allied Marine in Stuart, FL. They brokered the deal for the owner who lived in NY and used the boat in the winter months. When I bought the boat, the motors had less than 50 hours on them. I still have this paperwork.

From then on, the boat/motors have lived in MD and, except for 2007, spent their entire life on a trailer when not in use. In the fall of 2000, the starboard powerhead threw a rod and was replaced at a cost of $7,100 by Tri-State Marine in Deale MD. Tri-state is the premier Yamaha dealer in MD, and they spared no expense on the powerhead replacement. No remanufactured or aftermarket parts-brand new, Yamaha factory parts and I paid a premium to have it done this way.

Aside from the powerhead replacement, the motors have NEVER not started and run. Yes, there have been ordinary maintenance type issues (carb adjustment, poor idle, carb picked up some dirt, etc.) that has been needed, but they have ALWAYS started and run.

Compression on the motors has been steady with port motor cylinders between 116 & 119 and starboard at 110-114 at last check about 2 years ago.

Water pumps and T-stats have been replaced every 2 years. Both motors got new seal kits installed on the lower unit in 2006 after I detected a sign of water in the port engine gear lube. No damage.

Engines have been de-carb’d every year and I have run Yamaha Ring Free every tank with a spring shock treatment since the powerhead replacement in 2001.

The motors are clean and in good shape cosmetically. Dings on the skegs/lower unit have been filed/repaired. The entire lower units were primed with Zinc Chromate primer, 3 color coats of ColorRite OEM recommended Yamaha Dark Bluish Gray Metallic #2, and 3 coats of clear coat were applied. Both motor cowls had chip damage from the first day I took delivery (truck driver error) and I made repairs with West Systems Epoxy, sanded, primed, 3 coats of color, 3 coats of clear and wet-sanded. The color match is close, but not exact.

As for now, the water pumps should be changed (they have 1 season on them and have sat on my rack last season. Carbs should also be cleaned. They were shot with some sea-foam, but not drained before I took them off last year.

I am in the process of replacing the power tilt/trim unit on the starboard motor with a pre-owned replacement.

The Port motor has approximately 500 hours of use; the Starboard just over 300 on the newer powerhead. The motors are cosmetically and operationally identical except as mentioned here. I have several (15) pictures of the Starboard motor I can send at this time; I may add pics of the Port motor this weekend, but as I said, they would be identical to the ones I have.

The price for the PAIR is a no-nonsence, $4,500. I will consider splitting the sale at a price of $2,900/motor. A new set of (6) NGK spark plugs and a single 3-wire battery harness will be included with the sale.

In addition, I have 3 1/2" digital multi-function Tach/Trim/Temp/Oil and Speedo/Fuel/Trip/Time/Batt Gauges for $150 ea.

You may respond here with interest and contact info, or drop me an e-mail at I am happy to invite anyone for an inspection of the motors as well.


Tohsgib posted 03-20-2009 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Hey Betz....Marc is sitting next to me. He said you were going to give him another week or so. He is gonna take the starboard engine as long as the compression checks out. Give me a buzz 9415453808. Nick
TransAm posted 03-22-2009 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
JDJET posted 05-05-2009 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDJET  Send Email to JDJET     
Hi All. I purchased these motors from Joe a few months ago and intended to use them to repower my 22 Outrage Cuddy Whalerdrive. I assumed they were the 2.6 liter motors and would work with the boat. The motors are actually the 3.1 liter and are too heavy for the 22 hull, even with a whalerdrive.

I am offering these motors for sale at the same price I paid for them. A STEAL @ $4500. Anybody looking to repower a 25 or 27 Boston Whaler would be getting an outstanding deal!

These motors as described by Joe above are in excellent condition. Give me a call @ 443-553-5900 with any questions or email me in my profile for detailed photos. Thanks. Jim

Tohsgib posted 05-06-2009 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Have you installed them? I would not think the extra 100lbs would make a difference on a bow heavy boat like yours.
JDJET posted 05-06-2009 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDJET  Send Email to JDJET     
No, I have not installed the motors. Actually, I never even picked them up yet! They are still in Frederick, Maryland.

If nobody is interested here, I am going to bring them to my Yamaha dealer in Seaford, Delaware and have them sold on commission.

I will have to raise the price to compensate for the dealers commission.

I need to get $4500 out of the deal.


TransAm posted 05-06-2009 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
Obviously, if I can help out here Jim, let me know. Anyone interested, I have pics and would be happy to discuss the motors history, etc.

TransAm posted 05-06-2009 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
P.S. I also think the belong on your hull Jim, :0).
reverb posted 05-06-2009 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for reverb  Send Email to reverb     
Very tempting......... I saw this post back when it was first written, and then they were sold. My 88 200 yamahas run great with 900 hours on them. I was'nt looking for motors but man what a deal. To make things even worse I live on nearby Kent Island. I bet all the rigging and oil tank setup is the same as my 88s. Those motors would bolt on to my 25 in no time. Unfortunately at this time I am just plain broke. My situation should change and if it does soon enough I will be in touch. Brady
JDJET posted 05-06-2009 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDJET  Send Email to JDJET     
Joe and Brady, Thanks for the replies. I appreciate your thoughts on the motors. The 22 would certainly be a rocket ship if I was able to make it work. Jim
scoffshore posted 05-10-2009 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for scoffshore  Send Email to scoffshore     
can you please send some photos to scoffshore at
JDJET posted 05-12-2009 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDJET  Send Email to JDJET     
Scoffshore, Did you get the photos that Joe and I had sent you? Jim
JDJET posted 06-04-2009 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for JDJET  Send Email to JDJET     
SOLD Again!

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