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home Aside posted 07-23-2007 03:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for home Aside   Send Email to home Aside  
I am by no stretch of the imagination an electronics whiz...I know there were a few in line fuses in the Evinrude on my Montauk. Now I have a 1985 Revenge 22 WT with a 1985 Yamaha 225.
At the beginning of August I'm going To Isle Royal in Lake Superior for a week long boat camping trip. I'm getting ready to stock some extra items I might need.

Having previously had a problem with an under the cowling fuse in my Evinrude, I was thinking of stocking some of the fuses that might be under the cowling of the 1985 Yamaha 225. I stopped by the Yamaha Dealer, they didn't have any shop manuals on hand for sale and said they didn't have a way of giving me a list of what fuses might be under the hood, so I could stock up on some.....I just don't think I want to out there, pull my cowling, start digging through wires looking for in line fuses to write down numbers, for a guy like me that might spell disaster

Any ideas?


Casco Bay Outrage posted 07-23-2007 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Pat -

That sounds a bit strange.

My local Yamaha parts guys just consult one of the reference books then look it up on the computer to double check that the part # has not changed.

Sorry not to offer more help.


Chuck Tribolet posted 07-23-2007 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Check out what form factor the fuses under the cowling are
(and every other fuse on the boat). And get an assortment
package of each form factor. By and by you'll need them


Backlash posted 07-28-2007 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     

The first thing you should do is pull the cowling off your Yamaha and take a look at what fuses are there. On my 1992 200HP Yamaha there are 2 inline fuses on the port side, a 20 amp and a 30 amp. They are clearly visible and labeled. Thoughtfully attached to each fuse holder is a SPARE fuse! On the starboard side of the engine is one 30 amp fuse, also clearly labeled, but without a spare. Your engine may be similar including the spare fuses. Here is a link to photos showing the fuses:

The fuses on my engine are original and have never been replaced. Keep in mind that you now own a YAMAHA engine, not an older OMC!

Have fun on the Isle Royal trip!


home Aside posted 07-28-2007 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Steve, CBO, & Chuck
Thanks for the replies...Steve, I pulled the coweling off and I'm not seeing any obvious in line fuse holder/connectors on either side, of course mine is a 1985, five years older than yours and they more than likely improved things along the way.
I found black electrical connectors on both Port & Starboard sides that have multiple wires going in & out of each of them, I recall the one time I did have a fuse problem under the cowling of my 1982 Evinrude the fuse wasn't obvious there either it was inside a multi-wire connector such as these. The engine is running so well I'm reluctant to start disconnecting wire couplings. I did go out and buy a package of assorted different fuses that appears to run the gamit so I think I'll be OK.
I'm going to also surf the net and see if I can't find out something more about fuses on this engine. Unfortunatley I haven't gotten a shop manual for this engine and can't get one delivered before I leave for Isle Royal.



Buckda posted 07-28-2007 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Pat -

The rangers on the island have a mechanic who could help you out with something pretty simple like a fuse. I'd guess that they probably even have a few on hand that could be purchased for the right price. They're running Honda 225's on the SAFE Boats up there, but I believe I saw a few Yamaha's on the back of some of the other NPS boats.

You're going to be fully outfitted, I can tell! You travel like the United States Marines - fully self-sufficient and ready for anything!

Talk to you later -


casinocajun posted 08-09-2009 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for casinocajun  Send Email to casinocajun     
No tilt, no instruments-- replaced the in-line fuse under the cowling and PRESTO!!! All is well. Thanks for the info guys!! PHEW!!!

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