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    Default New motor time. Opinions please

    Its time for a new motor. 20 or 25. I've been through 2 two stroke Mercury 20s which were completely badass, and most recently, a 2 stroke Evinrude 25 that has been OK, but is now worn out. A little on-line shopping shows that Evinrudes and Yamahas run about the same price. The Mercuries run a good bit cheaper. Are the current Mercuries WAS? Any opinions would be appreciated.

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    I have owned a Yamaha 150, 90 and 70 never a problem. I've always used non ethanol gas.
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    Yamaha 25 2 stroke

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    If going new there is really only one choice in 25 hp. Tohatsu. I have driven most 25hp 2 and 4 stroke motors. That tohatsu 4 stroke 25hp is a bad little machine.
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    The new 25 hp 4 stroke Yamaha is suppose to be bad ass


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    You looking for a NEW motor, or a new-to-you motor?

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    I'm thinking new. I'd like this to be the last 20 - 25 I ever buy.

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    Yamaha Or Tohatsu

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    JBK nailed it. It will run circles around the new yamaha. Ive been mighty tempted to sell my 2 stroke 25's for one.
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    etec 25 is quick
    Gettin old is for pussies! AND MY NEW TRUE people say like Capt. Tom >>>>>>>>>/
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    I put a 30 4stroke tohatsu on my boat and love it.
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    Etec 30

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    Thanks for the input, folks. Some good stuff to think about.

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    Yamaha. I've owned them all and Yamaha has been the most reliable.

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    Yamaha 4 stroke is the Honda of 4wheelers, the vasectomy of birth control, the African America of rythym, the Asian of math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportin' Woodies View Post
    Yamaha 4 stroke is the Honda of 4wheelers, the vasectomy of birth control, the African America of rythym, the Asian of math.


    Until you get to the higher HP- they’ve fallen in recent years. That new 25 is badass though... got 20 hours on one
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    I stand corrected. I have not been in a boat with the new F25C yamaha on the back. Unless yamaha did something too there gear ratio I'm still not sure they can compete with the tohatsu.
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    Fuel injected and considerably lighter
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    Lighter than what, the previous model Yamaha or the Tohatsu?

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