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JBCornwell posted 11-20-2001 11:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for JBCornwell   Send Email to JBCornwell  
I have been single-mindedly seeking 4 stroke power for my OR-18. BIG bux!!

Now I find this '97 150 Yammy for sale on ebay, and it looks like it can go for under $4K.

Who has experience with this engine? Is it:
Loop scavenged?
Oil injected?
Fuel Injected or carbureted?
As good as the rest of the Yammys?

What does the first X in the model number stand for? Nada doesn't show it in any listed model.

Thanks for your input.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Peter posted 11-20-2001 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
It's a Saltwater Series carburated, oil injected looper. Assuming its in good condition, it would be an excellent match for the 18 Outrage.
Bigshot posted 11-20-2001 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
JB do you use a 20 or a 25" shaft on an 18? If a 25 then your controls and wiring harness will work, you'll need a new prop though. Great deal. Is it reg or CR engine. Don't matter but you will need to know for prop. My bud has a few CR Yamaha SS props new for sale(cheap).
Zack posted 11-20-2001 03:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Zack  Send Email to Zack     
JB, just saw this on another board and thought you might be interested http://www.momentoffame.com/snapshot.html?id=9843

Zack

Zack posted 11-20-2001 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Zack  Send Email to Zack     
wrong picture, try this
http://www.rodnreel.com/classifieds/viewdetail.asp?id=7561

Zack

Bigshot posted 11-20-2001 03:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
i e-mailed him and it is regular rotation and from the post above I guess you need a 25". I was not sure of lenght due to the fact they have a shallow draft but they also have a high transom. My 20' hydra-sports has a 25 and a 24 degree v so hence my question. Good luck and get that engine. I promise I won't mess with your bidding. Do not ask around on other forums because youmight spark other interests.
JBCornwell posted 11-20-2001 04:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Bigshot, Thanks for the info. I have a SS 19" prop from my 130Yammy. Do you think it would fit? If not, maybe it would be useful trading material for a correct prop. If my memory doesn't fail me (as it often does) I had a 21" prop on the 150 OMC that was on my previouos OR-18.

Zack, Thanks for the lead. I'll try to get some details on the engine.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Peter posted 11-20-2001 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
The diameter of the 19" prop for the 130 is too small for a V6. See Yamaha's prop chart at the Yamaha web site. The 150 on my 18 Outrage turned a 21" Raker but required mounting the engine high on the transom. A 19" pitch prop would probably be a better all around prop for a 150 on an 18 Outrage.
compounder posted 11-20-2001 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Oh JB, JB! You bean counters just seem to never learn to value intangibles!

What is the smooth, quiet operation and
"drivability" of a 4 stroke worth?

What is the probably doubled life of a 4 stroke over a 2 stroke worth?

What is the probably halved maintenance and doubled reliability worth?

What is the freedom from smoke and stink worth?

To a user of 4 strokes who suffered with 2 strokes for 50 years the 2 vs 4 stroke issue is a genuine no-brainer.

Sound familiar?

Contender25 posted 11-20-2001 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
JB-

Be careful of the 150 Zack posted about. Yamaha's pre 1994 had corrosion issues with the steering arms. you would be much better off with the one on E-bay. I have had my eye on that for a week for my 20 Seacraft. I just do not have the courage to bid on an engine so far away. great price, almost too good :)

JBCornwell posted 11-20-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Thanks, C-25. I called on it and learned that it is an '88, not a SW version, and has been used in salt since new. Even $2500 is too much.

I will probably pass on the ebay engine, too. I considered it because it is less than half the original cost of a new 4 stroke and used 4 strokes are harder to find than .. .um, well, I better not say that on the web. Good intellectual exercise, though.

Anyway, as Compounder so courteously jeers, if I can find a good 4 stroke, it's a no brainer.

Y'know, it's weird: on the blue-collar fora they generally behave like gentlemen.

Red sky at night.. .
JB :)

David Ratusnik posted 11-20-2001 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
JB- I agree $2500 is tooooo much. You can buy older 200/225 hp's all day long out of the Boat Trader for that price. Good luck with search. David
Contender25 posted 11-20-2001 11:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Just to keep our hopes up I found this one in CT at a dealer a 98. at $5500 it seems pretty good for a dealer.

http://www.catalanoandsons.com/used_outboards.htm

JBCornwell posted 11-21-2001 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Thanks, C-25. At that price I would go for the CR 2000 F115 Yammy I found in FL. They have a pair, but wont sell me only the right rotation engine. It's the CR or both. My dealer estimates $2K to change over the gearcase.

If someone out there would buy the CR engine (25") from me for $5.3K, I would buy the pair and keep the other one.

If someone is interested in such a cooperative deal, Email me.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 11-21-2001 09:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You can run a CR engine with NO problems. Just means it pulls left instead of right. No biggie. Why on earth would you change over the foot?
Bigshot posted 11-21-2001 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
My last $.02 that 97 is a steal at $3500-4k. That in my book is a "no-brainer".
JBCornwell posted 11-21-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
I really appreciate your input, Bigshot.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

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