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Postby firefighter » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:30 am

I'm fixin to buy a new boat but can't decide on an engine. I'm getting a 2072 sea ark and either a yamaha or suzuki 115 fourstroke. Does anyone have any suggestions? Both will come with a 6 year warranty. From what I understand the suzuki warranty covers more. I do know a few people who have a yamaha 4 stroke and they all love them. I just don't know that much about the suzuki. The dealer I'm using sells both and he likes the suzuki better. It does sell a little cheaper than the yamaha. I'm looking for some feedback on both engines such as performance,durability,customer service,resale.
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Postby nuthin_but_green » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:36 am

Both are good engines, but the Suzuki does perform better than the Yamaha. The Suzuki warranty is better than the Yamaha's declining(prorated) warranty.

I'd also look at the Optimax and E-TEC, both have great warranties, less weight than the 4-strokes, better hole shot and speed.
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Postby Major Woods » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:16 am

Your dealer should sit down with you and explain the details of each motors warrenties. That's part of his job :yes:
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Postby firefighter » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:08 pm

The dealer did explain that the suzuki warr. is a better deal. He also admitted he had limited experience with both. He is a small dealer only handling suzuki for a little over a year. A yamaha story he told me was a starter went out ,9 months old, when he contacted yamaha about it they told him starter was only covered 6 months. He covered the cost himself so he wouldn't have to tell the customer with 5yrs+ left on his warranty it wasn't covered.
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Postby Smackaduck » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:20 pm

My buddys got the 90 hp Suzuki four stroke, had it a year and its awesome. It is so quiet you litteraly can not hear it run while in the driver seat and it has more power than I ever gave a four stroke credit for.
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Postby blindretrieve » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:40 pm

I had a suzuki 4 stroke and liked it...very quiet and no problems. 4 strokes weight more. i got rid of mine because I was tired of paying $200 for the dealer to change the oil in it. So I switched to a 2 stroke. Boat runs faster due to weight. I might would consider an Etec though
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Postby mud duck » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:16 pm

me and my buddy have both owned new suzuki 100 and yamaha 100 4 strokes. both were good motors, but there's a reason we both own yamaha's now. Over the long haul, they have performed better. I'd stay away from the Mercury. I was told this from a dealer who sells both honda and mercury.
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Postby donell67 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:30 pm

a boat dealer here said that it is hard to find parts for the suzuki and they were more expensive. harder to work on also.
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Postby portahunter » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:48 am

It's all personal preference. I own a Mercury and I wouldn't run anything else. I pulled in two boats this summer with yamahas on them so I don't think I'll ever even consider them.
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Postby firefighter » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:06 pm

Ordered the yamaha last week. 115 fourstroke on a 2072 sea ark.
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Postby donell67 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:20 pm

congrats on the new motor and boat firefighter.
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Postby mud duck » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:15 pm

good choice, there's a reason mercury is switching over to using some Yamaha parts. It won't be long until suzuki follows suit.
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Postby nuthin_but_green » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:20 pm

mud duck wrote:good choice, there's a reason mercury is switching over to using some Yamaha parts. It won't be long until suzuki follows suit.

Mercury no longer uses Yamaha parts. The Mercury 60hp 4-strokes are built by Tohatsu and all the rest of the product line is Mercury.
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Postby blindretrieve » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:21 pm

just thought I would add that suzuki makes the johnson 4 strokes
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Postby DJH1 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:38 pm

firefighter wrote:Ordered the yamaha last week. 115 fourstroke on a 2072 sea ark.


Gonna be a hell of a boat.
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