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Old 11-01-2007, 09:43 PM
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Yamaha grew into the company it is today for its quality and unparalleled reliability. You see more of their outboards worldwide, from work tenders in Europe to fishing rigs in Latin America than any of the other brands. Don't get me wrong, I like Mercs and Evinrudes for their own specific features and performance, but you won't be dissapointed with the Yammy!
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:18 AM
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I've had Evinrudes, yams. and mercs. and had good luck with all of them. I've found if you keep good clean gas and oil in them they last and last.
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Yamaha and Merc. Friend of mine has E-Techs on his Intrepid and has had nothing but issues.
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7 Years Ago When I Was Shopping For My Motor The Dealer Sold Both Merc And Yams.he Told Me Want To Go Fast Buy A Merc .want It To Last Buy A Yamaha.bought A Yam. Had My Motor To The Dealer Once In 7 Years For Service.but Today With The 4 Strokes Its A Pretty Level Playing Field.before The Verados The Merc 4 Strokes Were Rebadged Yamahas.good Luck
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:39 AM
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I think twins drive and dock better than a big single and if one breaks Sandy and kids can still get to a safe harbor.

I would go with twin Honda's- the downfall is they only make them up to 225HP if you were going to go with a single.
The Albury Brothers are built around the gas tank which is centered in the middle. Single 250-300 or twin 140's or around 800 pounds. The bottom design is differnt in such that it is made to give a soft ride in the rough and with the spray rails it dispurses the water away. Boat rides more in the center vs stern heavy to pack water. In the last year Ive tested many of the big names, and was not impressed with their ride. These boats are use to going back and forth through the Bahamas, the transom is 1-5/8 thick. Im still looking at either a 225 which is good for 43mph or a 250 for 46mph or lastly twin 140's which is 48-49mph. For us its about the reliability vs the speed, but dont necessarily need the over kill on the motors if one will be so reliable. www.alburybrothersboats.com thanks Jeff
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Thanks Mark Oh by the way your warranty is up.
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im seeing an awful lot of, and hearing good things about the suzuki's, i priced a pair of them yesterday for the 250's they want 14k a piece and are throwing in the guages and controls,the mechanics and owners ive talked too rave about their reliability and fuel mileage
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These Days Reliability Is The Norm.most Boats You See Being Tow In Are Usually Out Of Gas Or An Older P.o.s. I've Been 48 Miles Offshore In The Atlantic More Than Once And Never Had Any Issues.buy The Way Those Albury Brothers Boats Are Preet Nice.!!!
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They're all pretty good and reliable these days and the warranties have become a company-to-company competition.
I use the following link as a comparison for fair pricing- they sell in large volumes and are a pretty decent benchmark to find out if you are getting a decent buy from your local dealer.

http://www.edsmarinesuperstore.com/
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I have had them all and the Yamaha is by far the best, I have a 115 4 stroke EFI and it is so quiet that all you hear is the pisser. Plus the rigging and matched gages are great, all digital and all tied to the motor. Even trim angle is on there.
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