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    Default yami 25hp ?

    Looking at a skiff that has a 25hp 4stroke yamaha 2003. anybody heard any thing about them. I know they are heavy for the hp they put out. has only been run in lakes. some body told me they heard that yr & hp was a lemon? Thanks......D

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    Default We've got one....

    and love the thing. Not sure what year it is, but it's a 25 w/electric start, no T&T. It's on a 16' Alumaweld Xpress. Got the rig last year; absolutely a joy over our old 2-strokes. It's not light and I wish it did have T&T especially for the Kenai, but it pushes that boat with 3 guys all over 200 lbs. cooler, gear, 10 gals gas, etc. pretty well (you always want MORE POWER). Starts with a hit of the button, no matter how long it's been sitting.
    Don't hesitate on that motor.
    Jim

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    BigJim- what size/pitch prop do you have on that? A coworker recently bought a used 4 stroke 25 Yamaha to put on his 16' Lund. It was previously used on a heavier boat with some decent loads, so it came with a relatively low pitch prop...9" I think. He bought a spare prop with 12" pitch. Curious if he's in the ballpark since he hasn't run it on the water yet to see how it goes.

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    I'm not sure what prop is on it currently; I'm not up there but my brother just got in today and I asked him to call me with the prop diam/pitch. I'm looking to maybe get a better hole shot when the boat's loaded (typically all the time). I wonder if anyone knows what the standard prop is? I could look it up on the Yamaha website.
    We do have a spare prop so when I get there next month I'll do some experimenting; also interesting to note, those small motors have no gauges (no tach); on a different thread someone pointed out that Cabela's had something called a Tiny Tach that can be hooked up to virtually any engine. I'm thinking of getting one so I know what RPM's we're turning.
    I want to be in the recommended range for that motor, trying to take advantage of all 25 ponies. The tach also doubles as a hour meter.
    Jim

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