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What to pay for a new outboard?
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posted 08-05-2001 01:29 AM ET (US)
There has been alot of recent discussion about which motor to use on a 17 foot whaler. I am faced with a repowering dilemma and I was wondering what everyone is has paid for their new 90hp 2 stroke, 70hp 2 stroke and 70hp 4 stroke engines. I will be talking with dealers soon and it would be great to know this information before I start trying to deal with those guys.
posted 08-06-2001 10:56 AM ET (US)
depends. I have seen 2001 Yamaha 90's for $4500-6200.
posted 08-06-2001 12:58 PM ET (US)
I am really torn as to which motor to buy: 70hp Johnson, 70 Yamaha, 75 Merc, 90 Merc, 90 Yamaha. I have pretty much ruled out a 4 stroke because of the extra weight and cost. My current 70hp Johnson seems to have plenty of power and at W.O.T. it only seems to draw about 6 gallons of gas per hour. The 90s are all rated at twice that draw, they cost substantially more than a 70 and they weight about 100lbs more than a 70 (except for the merc 75 which weighs the same as the merc 90). If I can believe some of the posts I have read here, I am also lead to believe that a 70 and a 90 are comparable when accelerating from a dead stop. Decisions, decisions....this is one of the reasons I wanted to find out what people are actually paying for these engines.
posted 08-06-2001 02:35 PM ET (US)
My friend just had a 2001 90 hp Yamaha with controls, guages etc. installed for around low $6's. I have read here where people have done a 90 Tohatsu or nissan for about a grand less. If you like the 70, you'll love the 90. Quiet, 20 lbs heavier, and I burn somewhere around 4gph at 3700rpms at 28-29mph. Top end is low 40's. Now you can also get the non-oilinjected 90 for a few hundred less. Try boats.net for a price. Then ask him what it would be installed. Their $ is a good bench but it is sans prop, guages, controls & wiring harness.
posted 08-07-2001 12:41 AM ET (US)
Merc 90 HP two stroke will be the fastest, by far. Just engine should cost about $4600, bought right, such as Bass Pro Shops. 90 HP Yamaha is a nice compact, clean running package, but light on cubes and HP output.
posted 08-07-2001 01:36 AM ET (US)
I paid about $4,200 for a 2001 Tohatsu 70hp, no install, but complete with Tach, Tilt Trim, Tilt/Trim gauge, Throttle etc. 3 cylinder, 2-stroke, 3 Kehin carbs, oil injection, large gear case, 250 lbs. The 90hp is similar. No regrets yet, but I have not racked up near enough hours for an unconditional endorsement. To date without any tuning (prop or height) my 15' will do 35 with 12 gals of gas and four adults with misc. gear.
posted 08-07-2001 09:18 AM ET (US)
I bought a 90hp 2001 Johnson in February. It cost me $4600 in Delaware.
It burns 3.5 to 4.0 GPH and is getting about 3.7 Nautical miles per gallon per the gps.
posted 08-09-2001 09:07 AM ET (US)
Am picking up my Nauset tonite after re-powering. 2001 Yamaha 90 TLR2 (oil injected model). Base price $5145. Add Yamaha binnacle, multi-function tach, key switch, morse cable, SS prop and rigging puts on about another $1100 or so.
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