I've had 2 Yamaha's and LOVE them. Keep in mind this was back in the late 80's and early 90's. Bach then I was fishing the circuit and fishing 100 days a year and the Yamaha's never missed a beat. We blew a seal on the lower unit and ran it 5 miles and then loaded it up. Nothing but water poured out of the lower unit.
Back then I was running the 200hp ProV and it would push a 19'3" Ranger at 74 loaded.
"Every man must live with the man that he makes of himself, and the better job he does at molding his character and improving his mind, the better company he will have."
A wise man once said.......Nothing