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Old 10-13-2006, 05:49 PM
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What's the best 4-stroke 90HP outboard???

Got a buddy looking for BRAND NEW a 4-stroke 90HP eggy Anyone sell or know anyone that sells them?? Looking to make the deal now if price is right. In New Jersey / Staten Island area.

I figure price, quality is in order below from least to best. Am I close or way off?

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Evinrude / Johnson
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Yamaha
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Got a buddy looking for BRAND NEW a 4-stroke 90HP eggy Anyone sell or know anyone that sells them?? Looking to make the deal now if price is right. In New Jersey / Staten Island area.

I figure price, quality is in order below from least to best. Am I close or way off?

Suzuki
Evinrude / Johnson
Mercury
Honda
Yamaha
yo

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Old 10-14-2006, 12:48 PM
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Have a pair of Suzuki 130s on a Seacat of my buddies,have 800 hours on them now have not missed a beat. they also offerd a killer extended warrranty for about nothing.
Dads got a Yamaha 225 with i think 1400 hours ,nothing but basic maintanance.
I used to be anti-jap stuff but if i am a hundred miles offshore i feel a lot better with a Jap built motor on the back.
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We have had good luck with the new E Techs. The performance and reliability is fantastic. We try and steer people away from 4 strokes unless they really have their heart set on them.

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Tell him to go mwith a 135? verado.
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I'd probably say Yamaha. I have had awesome reliable running with my Merc Verado 275's. I do not know much about there smaller Verado's though.
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the merc 90 are power head built yam 's the block is yam the head is merc and the rest of the motor is merc .if it was me i'd buy a opti 90
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Merc and Yamaha cut ties a few years ago so I doubt Merc is using Yamaha's powerheads today. Besides the Merc 90 is bigger displacement. E-tec is not a 4 stroke but seems to be a pretty good engine. I would go with the Yamaha 4 stroke if I were to repower my fishing boat. i've been a Merc guy all my life and really like the Verado's, but the Yam's seem to be the best out there today.
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Honda fourstroke. Are some of the most reliable and fuel efficant also quiet.
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We have had good luck with the new E Techs. The performance and reliability is fantastic. We try and steer people away from 4 strokes unless they really have their heart set on them.

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Andy, Why try and steer people away from 4-strokes??

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