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#11250760 - 11/28/15 07:00 PM Yamaha SHO question.
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Are they solid motors or do they have problems? 2012-2015 models


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#11250794 - 11/28/15 07:10 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Mine has been great. No problems what so ever. It is an early one, 2011 built in 2010 I guess. It was on the list to have a new powerhead installed. The letter said in BOLD print that it was not a recall. You have to respect Yamaha for being willing to replace powerheads that have experienced no issues.

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#11250810 - 11/28/15 07:16 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Plus 1 to what ken said. I could write the same thing.

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#11250856 - 11/28/15 07:34 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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I would take one in a heartbeat. I have been in too many boats and have too many friends that have had exceptional performance out of them.

I am a Yamaha fan though. The HPDIs were all flawless for me. I loved the Etec HO I had though I initially had reservations about it when I bought the boat. It was such a good deal though I jumped on it. Ended up being probably one of the best outboards I have had. Got Merx Pro XS now that I am liking more and more but it has a long way to go to prove itself as good as the Yamahas and the Etec.
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#11250891 - 11/28/15 07:46 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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I have never owned a Yamaha before so I was just wondering. I have been looking at the Phoenix line of boats and they have Mercs. or Yamaha's on them.

250 Pro XS or the 250 SHO


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#11250899 - 11/28/15 07:49 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Merc if you have the choice

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#11250924 - 11/28/15 08:01 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
ezbassin Online   content
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I have a choice because I am just looking so far. I wish there were more used ones out there. I have been looking at the 920 and the 921 models.


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#11250955 - 11/28/15 08:14 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Merc.
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#11250997 - 11/28/15 08:26 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Talk to some techs that actually work on them. Mine has said since the initial issues with the new technology the first year or so they were out he has seen very few major issues with any of them.

Mine is a very low serial number from the initial first run of motors. Yamaha replaced my powerhead because of some issues and no it did not "blow up". Since then I have had zero issues and that has been almost 4 years ago. The SHO is a very solid motor.

I would take what the peanut gallery posts on here bashing the motor for what it is, gossip. The majority of them have never owned a SHO.

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#11251061 - 11/28/15 08:50 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Read all of the post from the "peanut gallery", not one bashing.

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#11251069 - 11/28/15 08:54 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: Dubee]
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Originally Posted By: Dubee
Read all of the post from the "peanut gallery", not one bashing.


Well they will come, always do.

Funny thing is most people that bash any motor brand do not own that brand, many are "brandless" period.


Mercury will be in the same position Yamaha was in a year or so when they introduce their new 4 stroke to the market. So if you want a 2 stroke Merc you better buy it in 2016.
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#11251117 - 11/28/15 09:19 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
Mercury guys hate yamahas. You have to have an open mind and look at all of the variables. People bash the sho without any first hand experiences. The story normally starts with "my buddies fathers partner had one blow". They never state the fact if their pro xs having issues. No matter what engine you have, you are pron to engine failures. Think of the number of high hour skeeters you see running around. Yamaha has been a leader in the 4 stroke industy. Displacement for power is more reliable that forced induction to achieve the same power.

P.s. Since the detune, sho's are posting numbers along side a large group of pro xs.

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#11251118 - 11/28/15 09:22 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Registered: 08/06/03
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I have owned 2 and they both have performed flawlessly. Sold one at 347 hours and have 75 on the new rig. Quiet, smooth and lots of torque.
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#11251229 - 11/28/15 10:08 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: catsalesman]
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Originally Posted By: catsalesman
I have owned 2 and they both have performed flawlessly. Sold one at 347 hours and have 75 on the new rig. Quiet, smooth and lots of torque.


Did you sell the Stroker?


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#11251258 - 11/28/15 10:20 PM Re: Yamaha SHO question. [Re: ezbassin]
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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Originally Posted By: catsalesman
I have owned 2 and they both have performed flawlessly. Sold one at 347 hours and have 75 on the new rig. Quiet, smooth and lots of torque.


Did you sell the Stroker?
yes sir, Moving to the coast in 2 weeks, so have a Cat hull now. (Lanier)

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