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Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? #13425594 02/03/20 07:58 PM
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Thinking about buying a 2017 Skeeter with 50 hours total on engine. Original motor. One owner. All service done at the dealership where it was bought. Exterior of boat is in excellent shape but I haven't had it on the water yet. Original warranty on motor is thru March 2020. So I basically have one month left of coverage. Can buy an extended Yamaha warranty for $1500. Yamaha 225SHO. Is there a diagnostic test I can ask the service department to run before I buy the boat? Is an extended warrant worth the $$?

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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425601 02/03/20 08:03 PM
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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425632 02/03/20 08:23 PM
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I would not get the extended warranty.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425647 02/03/20 08:33 PM
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Get it. A new powerhead on a SHO would cost you $13,000-14,000 if it were to blow. I'm not saying the odds are high that it will blow (because they are pretty low IMO), but I'd still recommend it as long as you can get it.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425667 02/03/20 08:52 PM
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What tests should I ask the service department to run on the boat before I buy it? I would be worried if I spent $1500 on an extended warranty and when the powerhead does blow up, they will not cover due to "pre-existing" issues, or an improper break-in (again, motor only has 50 hours on it), etc.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425748 02/03/20 09:56 PM
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the extended warranty paid for a new powerhead on my SHO, so I'd say get it .

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425839 02/03/20 10:59 PM
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"Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of s#%$. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me."

- Tommy Hancock circa 1995

If the peace of mind is worth 1500$ to you do it, but a Yamaha with 50 hours on it is going to be bullet proof for the next 250 hours as long as you keep up with the maintenance. You'd be better off just doing a 100 hour maintenance on it with a compression check. Probably save you 700$ or so.

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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425855 02/03/20 11:19 PM
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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425861 02/03/20 11:25 PM
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it is a good value if you need it sho motors you cant just do a cylinder or two like a two stoke once it goes out of warranty you cant get it.

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Is it through Yamaha? How long is the extended warranty?

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: thirtysixit] #13426069 02/04/20 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by thirtysixit
"Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of s#%$. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me."

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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13426302 02/04/20 12:56 PM
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Find out what the warranty covers. I have the extended warranty on my Merc and it doesn't cover anything that isn't lubricated. Ive had to replace motor mounts, tracker valves, and some other small items that IMO should be warrantied but isn't covered under platinum. They do cover injectors, rails, and big stuff which I guess is great. I have had injectors replaced under warranty so that saved me about 800 bucks. 1500 in the grand scheme of things is nothing when faced with a rebuild or replace of the powerhead.


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Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13426332 02/04/20 01:35 PM
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It's probably a factory warranty that covers everything. I bought an '18 recently and the full Yamaha warranty expires in Aug 2021. If I only had a couple of months left, I would buy it just for piece of mind. With only 50 hours, she's been sitting longer than running. Sitting is not a good thing for these high performance motors. They are made to run hard. $1500 is chump change as compared to what it would cost to replace powerhead or anything else that goes wrong.


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Never buy an extended warranty for a Toyota, a Honda or a Yamaha.

You won't need it.


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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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