I bought this motor with a 2004 Lund SSV-16 (see review under boats…) and I have been quite impressed with it. I was used to Honda 4-stroke outboards which are quite good, and this Yamaha is just as good. It is very good on gas, using only one tank in two days of continuous use. It is quiet and runs very smoothly. It also has the ability to get my Lund up and going to about 25 mph, which is not extremely fast, but it moves good enough for me. A smaller and lighter boat would obviously give a higher top end. The only thing that I don’t like about this motor is that it is not electric start. It will always start on the first or second pull, but I would like to have a charging system so that I can run a fish finder off of it. I would definitely buy this motor again, but I would look for an electric start model.
Mark Harder | Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada