texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Popping shorty, Find your own fish, finny119, GoodDayToFish, Chaddd
112032 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,818
hopalong 83,678
Pilothawk 79,342
John175☮ 75,288
JDavis7873 67,398
Derek 🐝 63,724
Bigbob_FTW 62,091
Tritonman 58,836
Mark Perry 58,494
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics770,216
Posts9,701,222
Members112,032
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? #13425594 02/03/20 07:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
rkd Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
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 $$?

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425601 02/03/20 08:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,253
R
rj74955 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,253
Get all you can get.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425632 02/03/20 08:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,161
B
Brent S Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,161
I would not get the extended warranty.


Brent Shimanek
"Keyboard Cowboy"
Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425647 02/03/20 08:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,598
Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,598
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
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
rkd Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
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
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 102
C
carlots Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 102
the extended warranty paid for a new powerhead on my SHO, so I'd say get it .

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425839 02/03/20 10:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 183
T
thirtysixit Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 183
"Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of s#%$. 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.

Last edited by thirtysixit; 02/03/20 11:07 PM.

"Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who'll fight."
- Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin
Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425841 02/03/20 11:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 58,494
Mark Perry Offline
Super Freak
Offline
Super Freak
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 58,494
Shop around as you might can find a better price.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425855 02/03/20 11:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,012
C
Catch&Release-Me-Again Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,012
Buy it, if you don't you'll be a dummy.Being polite

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425861 02/03/20 11:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,040
ssmith Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,040
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.

Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13425862 02/03/20 11:25 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 536
C
criglizard Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
C
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 536
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
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,659
D
David Burton Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,659
Not to be picky... Well, yes; I am... gumshoe

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."

- Tommy Callahan circa 1995

Herbie Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence. roflmao

SERIOUSLY, THANKS FOR BRINGING IT UP! I contend it was Chris Farley's Best Performance!!!! May he RIP angel2


David Burton
2015 Skeeter FX 21

...and down goes PhotoBucket with the new Terms of Service... I predict they will be out of business or begging for forgiveness inside a month. 6/30/2017
Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13426302 02/04/20 12:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,009
Atta Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,009
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.


Pro Staff:
[Duckett Fishing][WOO! Tungsten][T-H Marine]
Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13426332 02/04/20 01:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,304
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,304
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.


2018 Skeeter FX20LE w/ Yamaha 250 SHO





Re: Yamaha Extended Warranty at $1500. Is it worth it? [Re: rkd] #13426337 02/04/20 01:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,674
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,674

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

You won't need it.


"..The pleasantist angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
Bill Shakespeare





Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3