So I've come to the conclusion that my best option is to repower my Skeeter. The cost of the parts alone to rebuild my Vmax HPDI with a blow powerhead are more than what the damn engine is worth. I want something with a warranty that I won't have near the headache with.
I'm trying to decide between a new 250 Yamaha SHO or a 250 Mercury Pro XS. I realize that will turn into a Ford vs Chevy debate. But I have a few questions... are the newer Yamaha's as prone to blowing powerheads? I'm once bitten twice shy, and honestly didn't think I would ever buy another Yamaha, but I have been swayed that way. How are they about honoring their warranty, are there any major things that the warranty does not cover? (Aside from hitting stumps etc)
Also, is there a better time of year to buy an engine? (Kind of like how car manufactures will have rebates and incentives when they are blowing out the previous year model to make room for the new models... does the same marketing principles apply to outboards?)
Also, I'm into this boat way more than I ever thought I would be, but it only makes it worse letting it sit without a running motor. Any recommendations on a Yamaha dealership that would give me the best price? I'm in Austin, but I don't mind driving as long as its within a few hundred miles.
Shameless plug: 2006 250 Yamaha Vmax HPDI for sale for parts. 119 hours, needs a crank case assembly and two pistons.
Edited by CAbaylor2014 (11/23/15 03:00 PM)
Baylor Bass Fishing Team President