Poll: Outboard Choice

What's your preferred outboard manufacturer?

  • Suzuki

    Votes: 29 34.9%
  • Yamaha

    Votes: 37 44.6%
  • Mercury

    Votes: 9 10.8%
  • Honda

    Votes: 6 7.2%
  • Tohatsu

    Votes: 2 2.4%

  • Total voters
    83

Diesel Jerry

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The fly by wire stuff..

Steering, nah, it can do neat things but I'd rather skip it.

The throttle though - most stuff is all electric anyway. Even if you got cables it's just turning an electric gizmo under the cover, may as well simplify it.

Shifting - cables are extremely problematic. They stretch, you don't shift right. Too many bends, too long, a little worn, it's stiff and nothing works right.

I've spent many hours screwing around with cables - it isn't a great system even with high end cables. IMO electric throttle and shift is going to be much more reliable.
 

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I had 2 merc 2 strokes that blew up on me.
Switched to a 2006 250 4 stroke yammie that I had for 13 years with practically 0 issues.
New to me 2018 boat and a F300 on it. 0 issues so far. Outstanding performance!
 

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Id take them all except for Mercs unless it was a really good deal..
If I were given a new Merc I would sell it. My apologies in advance to the Merc fans. I dislike the product and really dislike Brunswick Corp (and the horse they rode in on). I gave away the last Merc I had and replaced it with a Yanmar.
 

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I voted Yamaha just because I think it has the best reputation so resale should be best. But if I was buying a motor I'd have to figure out what HP I was after and then start comparing models and features across all the brands as well as reputation of local dealers.
 

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Yamaha. I’ve got to get a better picture of my 2007 2 stroke 90. Still going strong, never took carburetors apart. Still going very strong.
A four stroke 90 will be too heavy for this boat so I hope the engine goes as long as I do.

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