How many hours can you get out of a Yamaha 4 stroke?
From what I’ve seen most 4-strokes are problem free up to about 1000 hours and then with minor repairs easily make 2000+ hours. I was shown an ECM printout by a dealer at a boatshow from a Verado 225 that had 4300 hours on it.
How many hours will a 4 stroke outboard last?
A typical outboard engine should provide 1,500 hours of run time, if it is properly maintained. Changing your oil every 50 hours of operation or six months will double or triple your engine’s life. Running your engine regularly, with proper flushing after each use, also extends your outboard’s service.
How many hours is too many on a Yamaha outboard?
Plan to get at least 3000 hrs out of them before replacing. That’s a 100 hour service every other month.
How many hours is too much on a outboard motor?
Much like high performance cars, some boat engines are not designed to last forever. If a boat is 10-15 years old, 200-300 hours is most likely not enough. You would want to see that number closer to 500 or more for a boat of that age.
Is Suzuki better than Yamaha?
So Yamaha is the winner. Reliability also goes to Yamaha. The reason being, while both the Yamaha and Suzuki engines are exceptional, Yamaha service center are more widespread. So Suzuki wins this round.
Is 500 hours a lot for an outboard motor?
A motor could need a complete rebuild at less than 500 hours if improperly maintained, or could have quadruple that and still have life left if well taken care of.
Which outboard motor is the most reliable?
So before you make any moves, be sure to check out these 10 best-of-the-best outboard engines.
- Suzuki DF25. Hour upon hour of testing has proven the reliability and easy starting of the DF25.
- Yamaha F25.
- Mercury 75/90/115.
- Torqeedo Deep Blue.
- Suzuki DF90.
- Yamaha V-Max SHO 115.
- Evinrude ETEC G2.
- Yamaha F250.
Does a 4 stroke outboard need to be winterized?
Like inboards and sterndrives, outboard engines are also subject to potential damage from freezing and from being laid up in disuse for months at a time. So outboards demand winterizing too.
What brand of outboard motor is the best?
The 5 Best Outboard Motors for Powering Your Aquatic Adventures
- Mercury Racing 450R. Mercury Racing. Buy Now.
- Evinrude E-TEC G2 150. Ezra Dyer. Buy Now.
- Torqueedo Travel 1103C. Torqeedo GmbH. Buy Now.
- Yamaha XTO Offshore. Ezra Dyer. Buy Now.
- Suzuki DF350A. Suzuki. Buy Now.
Is 1000 hours a lot on a boat?
The number of hours that a marine engine runs is very dependent on the amount and quality of maintenance over the years. The typical gasoline marine engine will run fine for the first 1,000 hours. It is at this juncture that the engine starts to exhibit small problems.
Is 700 hours a lot for a boat?
Most people say average engine life of a 350/ 5.7 class engine in a tow boat is between 2000-2500 hours. Many go more. 700 hours on a 10-15 year old boat that is well kept is no big deal.
Is 400 hours on a boat a lot?
While higher hours typically won’t impact the performance or reliability of a boat in a negative way, it will have an impact on the value of a boat, especially if a boat has “high hours” for the year. 400 hours won’t harm the resale value on a 2010 boat, but if a boat is a 2018 that is a different story.
Is 300 hours a lot on a boat?
The average boater uses his or her boat about 50 hours per season, so use that as a good rule of thumb. If a boat is four years old, then about 200 hours would be about normal. If it’s five years old, 250 is about right, and so forth.
What are the worst boat brands?
Boat Brands to Avoid
- Bayliner. Since 1976, the US Coast Guard has received 14 complaints about Bayliner boats.
- Monterey. Next on our list of boat brands to avoid is Monterey boats.
- Luhr. Luhr has been building boats for more than 60 years.
- Kingfisher. Another brand on our list of boat brands to avoid is Kingfisher.
What is considered low hours on an outboard motor?
I would say that no more than 600 or 700 on an outboard or a gas inboard is low. On a diesel no more than 2500 hours is low.