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Chesapeake posted 01-10-2001 07:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chesapeake   Send Email to Chesapeake  
Saw your posting on New motor. I have a posting open "yamaha on classic".

I am just ready to put a new Yamaha on an old 16 and am taking all the advice I can find. Jim U gave some great suggestions.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts. It is appreciated.


compounder posted 01-10-2001 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Bob, congrats on the motor. I have enjoyed mine so far and hope to far into the future.
I don't have any really useful information to add---mine bolted up using the same holes as my old Evinrude 115. It is mounted all the way down on the transom and looks like this is the correct position. Good luck!
Chesapeake posted 01-11-2001 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Maybe I will be lucky as well.

I am replacing a '74 Johnson 85, which should be the same block as your Evinrude.


alvispollard posted 01-15-2001 11:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for alvispollard  Send Email to alvispollard     
The Yamahas are taking over at Atlantic Beach, NC area. It is not a matter of dealer support as 2 and 3 dealers for every brand in area. These owners say nothing trolls like a 700 psi compression outboard. I have been amazed at how many are switching each year to Yamaha. I own a Mercury Mariner 100 on my montauk and love it; but, my next motor will be a Yamy 90 Four Stroke. Just my 2 cents worth and observation the past few years.
Clark Roberts posted 01-15-2001 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
The 90/100/115hp Yamahas and the 80/90/115 Merc four strokers are same engines! Cowlings and mid sections are brand unique but power heads are joint Merc/yam venture.. Merc/Yam 4 strokes have always been same engines... Merc began joint venture with Yamaha back in 1972 and the first Yamaha outboards were born as the smaller Mariner line for Merc... and so on..etc... Then Yam launched it's own brand.. Current Yamahas use the Merc anti-corrosion painting scheme... etc...etc...etc.... You might get a better price in the Merc line... just some thoughts.... happy Whalin' Clark... the Old Man and the Sea
jimh posted 01-15-2001 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Follow up to Clark's post:

In SE Michigan, I drove past ~10 Mercury dealers on the 50 mile drive to one of two Yamaha dealers in this area.

{And I got terrible service! Took 4 weeks,
didn't fix the problem, overcharged for parts that weren't broken, etc.]

If I were buying a new engine I would have to think long and hard about choosing Yamaha over Mercury because of the dealer support situation around here.

I know Yamaha has made inroads in some areas, but in SE Michigan they are not close to Mercury at all in terms of dealers and service available.


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