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#11509192 - 03/29/16 03:41 PM Yamaha sho or hpdi
Bodie Offline
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Registered: 12/30/11
Posts: 176
Loc: EUNICE NM
I'm in the market to get a newer boat. I have found two skeeters both are 2011 year models one has a sho and the other is a hpdi. Which one would you prefer. Both have around 220 hrs.
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#11509198 - 03/29/16 03:43 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
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Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1400
Loc: Cleburne Tx
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#11509254 - 03/29/16 04:04 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
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#11509262 - 03/29/16 04:09 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 653
Loc: Texarkana, AR
I would go with the SHO. I have a 250 on my boat and love it so far.

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#11509266 - 03/29/16 04:12 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4111
Loc: Lufkin, TX
SHO 4 Stroke and uses no oil with each tank of gas, just change out one or two times a year. HPDI (2 Stroke) does. Price the Oil. I think the fuel economy will also be better with the SHO. The SHO is now a better Reliable Engine than in the past. I would seriously consider that option.
But you did ask for our Opinions between the 2 options.

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#11509275 - 03/29/16 04:14 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Emory, Texas
? has the sho been rebuilt, I think 2011 was the cut off yr. There was post about it, 2008-2011 sho's recalled I think.. I have a HPDI, but would like a sho..
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#11509281 - 03/29/16 04:16 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
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SHO it up.

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#11509292 - 03/29/16 04:19 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
Bodie Offline
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Registered: 12/30/11
Posts: 176
Loc: EUNICE NM
I was looking on boat trader it just has the hours I haven't talked to anyone just getting some research in before I decide. I really do appreciate your opinions and help.
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#11509297 - 03/29/16 04:20 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2549
Loc: Forney
HPDI's have a terrible reputation.

IF I had to choose between those.... I would go with the SHO

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#11509321 - 03/29/16 04:30 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
catsalesman Offline
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Registered: 08/06/03
Posts: 3336
Loc: Crystal Beach Tx
I sold a 2011 SHO with 347 hours on it, and it performed flawlessly. I have owned HPDI's and currently own a 2013 SHO and love it !! My recommendation is the SHO.
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#11509374 - 03/29/16 04:55 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7758
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I also have a 2011 250 SHO and it has been flawless. I did get the letter from Yam saying they were going to replace the powerhead but I have until May 2017 to get it done.

Ask the seller if he did the same.

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#11509436 - 03/29/16 05:24 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 653
I have an HPDI but if I get another boat it will have a 4 stroke so SHO would be my pick between the two.

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#11509492 - 03/29/16 06:04 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
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Registered: 04/28/14
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Loc: NW Houston
I've got the HDPI. I've had zero problems. Great engine, but definitely likes oil! It's not as pricey as folks make it out to be. It's 30 bucks a gallon online and unless you are putting an insane number of hours on your boat, I wouldn't let it make a buying decision for me.
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#11509496 - 03/29/16 06:06 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
184Champion Offline
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Registered: 11/24/15
Posts: 77
Loc: Arlington TX
Having worked on both I would go with the SHO.

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#11509514 - 03/29/16 06:14 PM Re: Yamaha sho or hpdi [Re: Bodie]
Hole Shot Offline
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Registered: 04/15/12
Posts: 810
Loc: Dallas, TX
SHO. Had a 2011 and never had a problem with it, well expect for the prop shaft which was an operator error.

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