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Old 06-26-2014, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am kind of flirting with the idea of upgrading my fishing boat. Found a couple that I am interested in. I have heard some good things about Yamaha, and wanted to know if anyone knows what the difference is in a standard Yamaha 4-stroke engine vs a V-Max? Looking at two model year 2005 boats, what would be the more desirable engine & why?
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What size and style of boat? I have a 3.1l 225 VMAX and it pushes my Skeeter just dandy. Never had any issues with the outboard itself.
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180 ranger Reata with a 150.
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Dude. Slap a 150 VMAX SHO 2.8l 4 stroke on there and never look back!!!
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Thanks Longdraw. So, I am considering 2 boats. Both 2005, one with a standard Yamaha 150, one with a 150 VMAX.

What is the difference between the motors?
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http://www.accuratemarine.net/specifications.html
A bunch of info.
http://forums.iboats.com/Yamaha-Outboards/2005

Hope this helps, generally speaking, if the motors been maintained properly the Yamaha's are about as bullet proof as an outboard can get. I see a lot of these 150-250 hp in 2 stroke and 4 stroke that have run in excess off 3,000 hours.
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You just wanna haul ass at Powell!
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You just wanna haul ass at Powell!
That is actually why I am considering this. Bullfrog to GHB going 25 MPH at 5000 RPM takes a long time.
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my reata 1850 deeper hull than the reata 180, 180 bass boat hull will do 45mph at powell , quick trip to good hope bay.....doesnt look like hite launching will happen this yeat.
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