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bwo posted 11-22-2002 10:00 AM ET (US)   Profile for bwo   Send Email to bwo  
I am thinking of buying a used Yamaha V225 Saltwater Series II for an Outrage 22. Should I? Pros and cons of that engine? Thanks.
captbone posted 11-22-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Very good engine, the price is what is important, it has become common knowledge that you can get a new 225hp suzuki 2 stroke for the price of a used 225. Also I just saw a 250hp 2001 ficht new in box in the nationalfisherman for $7,600.00
reelescape1 posted 11-22-2002 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I repowered my '90 22' OR with that engine about 100 hrs. ago. I love it!!! Transom mount, mounted one hole down, 19" Yam SS prop, 4900-5000 rpm, about 42 mph, medium load, boat has Bennett tabs. Get the oil pump adjusted correctly. The o2 sensor is kinda sensitive. With a basic mechanical aptitude you should be able to clean it at home. The gasket set is $17 and you'll need a couple of metric tools. Good luck!!
John from Madison CT posted 11-23-2002 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
If this is the EFI engine or OX66, I highly recommend it.

If it's a '97 or '98 then make sure it has the O2 sensor upgrade on the pick up tube.

Overall, if good compression and good maintenance, IMHO, you are getting one of the best overall OB's on the market.

John from Madison, CT

kingfish posted 11-23-2002 08:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Reelescape1 and John fMCT-

We have an OX66 Yamaha 225 (01) on our "other" boat and it's a long story but our dealer is in Beaufort SC, I'm in So. Michigan and the boat/motor is in the North Channel of Lake Huron in Canada. Am very pleased with all aspects of the motor, but particularly due to the remote location of the boat and motor in relation to *any* Yamaha dealer, much less the dealer from which we bought the combo, I am extremely interested in collecting all the maintenance and repair documentation I'd need to keep up with all but the most major types of mechanical problems (like a rebuild).

The problem is that so far I have been unable to pry *anything* out of Yamaha (their policy is apparently not to provide those manuals to the general populaion of owners), nor have I been able to find any Clymer- or Seloc-type manuals that are current beyond 1998 or in any detail regarding my specific motor.

Do either of you guys have any knowledge or leads I might pursue in getting my hands on that sort of information?



TRAFFICLAWYER posted 11-23-2002 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    

if you purchased in sc you must have purchased from my pals the coolers! I've purchased 3 from them!

kingfish posted 11-23-2002 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

I don't know the name of the Owner(s) of the marina where we purchased our Parker (that is our "other" boat, the one with the OX 66); we bought it at the Beaufort Boat House in Beaufort SC. There is also a Whaler dealer there, as you probably know, but I don't know if they handle Yamaha's or not. I'm trying to come up with the name of that marina, but it is escaping me. Maybe "Sea Island Marina"? Something like that anyway, and they were very helpful to me in locating an obsolete grounding plate for my OR22. I think they also located one for Gep, another poster here on ContinuousWave.

If you've got any pull with your friends, whichever marina they own, I'd take it as a big favor if you were able to convince them to pave the way for me to get my hands on service and repair manuals for our 225-



reelescape1 posted 11-23-2002 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
Try this,

You can also call Tony Campbell at The Outboard Shop, Chas. Heights SC

He's the service dept. manager and a regular poster on that Yam forum. He has always helped me out! Good luck!!

kingfish posted 11-23-2002 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Thanks, reelescape1-

The Yamaha forum looks promising, and I have noted the phone number for the Outboard Shop - I may see if they are open tomorrow-


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