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#8793612 - 04/05/13 03:00 PM Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax
FishJayFish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/14/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Lake Palestine
Well fellas I got the approval from the wife and I am now in the market for a new boat. Pros vs Cons on the two motors?

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#8793682 - 04/05/13 03:22 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
Stephen Phillips Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 261
Loc: Texas
I just went through the same decision and I went with the SHO in large pert due to getting 2 additional years of warranty free and an extra year on some promotion they were having...so i have a total of six year warranty on the motor. in a nutshell the decision for me came down to location of the dealer as it is between my house and home lake. And lastly all brands of engines will have issues and I personally have not heard of Yamaha not making it good. FYI, the SHO power is awesome as compared to my last Pro XS.

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#8793701 - 04/05/13 03:32 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
T-Rig Ranger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 1455
Loc: Gunter, TX
Both can have problems. I would let the warranty play a large part in my decision.


Edited by T-Rig Ranger (04/05/13 03:33 PM)

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#8793968 - 04/05/13 04:34 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
b00stin4 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 561
Loc: fort worth texas
53 boats at the classic
39 had mercs
11 had yammys
2 evinrudes
1 Suzuki or Honda can't remember
And Yamaha is the official sponsor of bass
I'll stick with a mercury any day smile
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#8794087 - 04/05/13 05:13 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: b00stin4]
dmoore23 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 104
They dont care what they run it's who pay's them the most !

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#8794094 - 04/05/13 05:18 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 1625
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Both great. Buy either and have a great time!
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#8794098 - 04/05/13 05:19 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
2manyrangers Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 443
Loc: McKinney
Go black and never look back!!!!
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#8794143 - 04/05/13 05:40 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
blackskeeter Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 817
Loc: Groesbeck Tx
i wouldnt wanna be looking back either when the Black pops!! LOL sorry you left that one open

Get a Yammer Hammer!!all brands are pretty solid these days
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#8794154 - 04/05/13 05:47 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 3740
Loc: Squeezepenny
If the thing runs on gasoline sooner or later you are going to have problems. Test drive the boat with both motors if possible and then make your decision.

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#8794225 - 04/05/13 06:12 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 2645
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Bugs have been worked out of the Merc's for a while now.

Yamaha SHO is getting close(to the best of my knowledge, 6 engineering changes since they came out ). Yamaha offers the 5 year warranty twice a year(just ended in March) with option of purchasing a 6th for very reasonable price.

If you can wait until next Yamaha 5 year warranty offer(approx. June/July.), I'd go with it. If not, buy the Merc.


Edited by T Bird (04/05/13 06:14 PM)
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#8794232 - 04/05/13 06:14 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
Tanner Legg Offline
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 436
Loc: Lake Texoma
I'd stick with my Yamaha any day.
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#8794403 - 04/05/13 07:17 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
jranger Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 249
Mercury pro xs period, they can say all they want about hole shot and what ever else. A merc is the way to go . You can get five years on a merc also ask dealer for a coupon.

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#8794476 - 04/05/13 07:50 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
FishJayFish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/14/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Lake Palestine
Thanks for the input!

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#8794477 - 04/05/13 07:50 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: Tanner Legg]
Fish AKA Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 6134
Loc: Happy Place
Originally Posted By: Tanner Legg
I'd stick with my Yamaha any day.


My 13 year old Yammie has been Great! Three sets of plugs and a decarb in 13 years.Had a leaky fuel injector once and that is it. Starts on first crank every time. I think its the most reliable motor I have ever seen.
Oh yes, and it doesn't rattle like a merc does. thumb
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#8794489 - 04/05/13 07:56 PM Re: Mercury Pro XS vs Yamaha Vmax [Re: FishJayFish]
Okhissa2 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 365
Sho,,for me ..Love the warranty, Power, and gas Milage they have compared to the Pro..

I have 2 buddies with the same boat and set ups, but one has the Pro XS and the other a SHO

Sho boat is 8 mph faster with better hole shot, But the main thing to me is the gas Milage they each get. Sho it way better on those 2 boats.
But both or Great motors, I just think the Sho is the Best bang for your buck right now. Just my 2 cents
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