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Kelly posted 02-19-2002 09:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
I know the advantages of EFI in fuel economy and starting for 4 strokes. Here are my questions: 1. For a motor that does not get used very often, which is less likely to develop problems when it is not being used very often? 2. For a motor that you plan to keep for a long time, which do you think would be the most trouble free for a long period of time?

The motors that I am considering are the Yamaha(carb) 60 hp 4 stroke and the Mercury(EFI) 60 hp 4 stroke. It appears that they are basically the same motor except for the EFI.


JBCornwell posted 02-19-2002 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Kelly.

First of all, I understand that Merc makes their own 60, Even though Yamaha makes their bigger 4 stroke power heads.

I believe that EFI is superior to multi-carb setups in performance, economy, reliability, and longevity. It is probably superior to single carbs as well.

That said, I believe that Yamaha engines are excellent and their customer support unmatched.

Go with the one that has the best local service.

Red sky at night.. .
JB :)

Kelly posted 02-19-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Thanks JB. Kelly
Whaletosh posted 02-19-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    

I don't have much data for you, but i actually own a 2002 60 HP EFI Merc 4-stroke. I was only able to put 2 hours on it before winter came. It is quiet, idles smoothly, starts with the turn of the key. It even has a rev limiter in the control box.

As long as it is reliable I know I am going to love this motor.

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