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onlyawhaler posted 06-04-2015 11:16 AM ET (US)   Profile for onlyawhaler   Send Email to onlyawhaler  
I discovered a possible re-power option from Yamaha I was not aware of. It is new this year

If one is in the 250-HP class and re-powering with mechanical controls and gauges from a previous Yamaha, extending back into the two-stroke era of Ox66 and HPDI, there is a new option for you. Yamaha is currently manufacturing two lines of Offshore engines in the V6 category, the older 3.3-liter with manual controls and the newer 4.2-liter with [electrical] controls.

The 4.2 is a lighter engine than the older 3.3, and, until now, all existing older controls would not work except with the VMAX SHO models. However those engines have been historically 20-inch-shaft-only for the bass boat models.

What is interesting is Yamaha, for the first time, has offered the newer 4.2-liter engine in a 250-HP model in a 25-inch shaft in the Vmax SHO model that will adapt up to older Yamaha controls. They are doing it for the multi-species boat market which includes transoms that need a 25-inch shaft engines.

In looking around in the High Output motors in the market place today, all I can find that compete in this area are Yamaha in the SHO models and the Evinrude E-TEC H.O. models. In other words, in the 250 class, Yamaha may have just offered the highest 250-HP output motor on the market today in a four-stroke, in a 25-inch shaft, that will work with either the [new electrical] or the older manual controls. If you don't' mind the VMAX SHO cowling look, it maybe a hot re-power option


jimh posted 06-05-2015 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Along this same line of thinking, Evinrude have just announced that their latest E-TEC 74-degree V6 engine, the E-TEC G2, is now available with a special adaptor that will convert existing mechanical remote throttle and shift controls to the necessary electrical remote controls for the E-TEC G2. A boater who wants to re-power with an Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine can now retain their boat's existing mechanical remote throttle and shift controls. The adaptor box will also allow the use of conventional gauges and conventional steering. For details, see brp_spring15_uff_tear_2.pdf#zoom=100

This will give boaters--probably those same multi-species boat owners--the option of re-powering with the new E-TEC 74-degree V6 engine and retaining most of the existing rigging.

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