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Old 02-25-2021, 05:21 PM
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Default 150 HP Suzuki or 150 HP Yamaha?

Buying a new SeaArk Easy 200 boat for fishing and lounging on the lake. Can choose from 150 Suzuki 4-stroke or 150 Yamaha 4-stroke. Can save $2000 if I go with Suzuki. Any reason NOT to buy Suzuki? I'm looking for quiet, fuel economy, dependability and long term endurance. I welcome your wise counsel!
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:33 PM
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cant go wrong with either one, there both bullet proof
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:18 PM
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I'd be happy with either one. I'd probably go with the Suzuki myself. They might have a smaller service network depending on where you are.
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The Yamaha 150 is probably the most widely sold mid-size engine in the world. Try to find a 150 Suzuki in the wild, or parts for it....
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you won't need parts, on either
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:27 AM
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I would say it would be all about the dealer, which one do you feel more comfortable with
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:51 AM
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Suzuki I have thousands of trouble free use on them 3-250 HP & current 200 HP.
Yamaha I would put under Mercury. I love my 2- Yamaha Waverunners & my Yamaha Motorcycle but other than one of many Yamaha outboards I have owned the others were nothing but trouble. If the Yamaha was less cost I still would consider it but try & find a Yamaha dealer that knows how to fix them I ended up fixing many of mine while still under warranty because about 1/2 the Yamaha dealers are idiots. Half of the Yamaha dealers only know how to change oil filters & spark plugs.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:31 AM
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Buying a new SeaArk Easy 200 boat for fishing and lounging on the lake. Can choose from 150 Suzuki 4-stroke or 150 Yamaha 4-stroke. Can save $2000 if I go with Suzuki. Any reason NOT to buy Suzuki? I'm looking for quiet, fuel economy, dependability and long term endurance. I welcome your wise counsel!
Also keep in mind that the Suzuki has a 6yr warranty and I believe yamaha has a 3yr. I bought a 140 on my Alumacraft Competitor mainly because they are whisper quiet and sip fuel. When I did my research I had a hard time finding any trouble associated with them. My dealer network isn't great, but sometimes your dealers close to home are lackluster and a PIA and you have to drive a few hours anyway. I'm not going to let that anchor me into settling for a different motor. If it has better performance and costs less, go for. Nothing wrong with Yamaha, but don't overlook Suzuki. They seem underrated, which is a real shame.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:33 AM
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I'm about 99% sure I'd pick Suzuki between those 2 motors.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:40 AM
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Buying a new SeaArk Easy 200 boat for fishing and lounging on the lake. Can choose from 150 Suzuki 4-stroke or 150 Yamaha 4-stroke. Can save $2000 if I go with Suzuki. Any reason NOT to buy Suzuki? I'm looking for quiet, fuel economy, dependability and long term endurance. I welcome your wise counsel!
just get a quarter, make yamaha heads, zuk tails, where ever it lands your gonna be just fine
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