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Old 01-10-2018, 08:46 PM
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I just put a deposit down on a pair of 250 Yamaha’s today!
The work begins soon! Any pointers I should know about moving forward? Engines that are coming off were F225s. Pretty excited about it, thanks in advance!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:12 AM
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Congrats on making the move! Does your dealer have the motors in stock? Back in the end of July 2017 when I ordered new F250s my dealer had 1 counter rotating in stock and had to order the other. After waiting,waiting,and more waiting it finally came in the second week of December. It was manufactured in November and shipped from Japan to Seattle then trucked east to NJ. Evidently there is a real back log on getting new Yamahas. My dealer constantly checked on availability and it wasn't good. He was told in December anyone needing new wouldn't see them probably until March/April . And the new design props are another story. Some customers who ordered them last summer still have not received them. But on the brighter side prepare yourself for some GREAT BIG GRINS on the performance difference. Good luck with your upgrade!!!!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:23 AM
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yeah it was the last pair that he had in stock so I put the deposit down yesterday to hold them. He told me that actual boat manufacturers were trying to buy them from him, so the data on the yamahas is true. I cant wait. What props did you end up with? He thought he might be able to use mine?
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM
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I'm using my props from the F225s, seem to be fine! I put 21 hrs on the motors before the freeze up started. Never ran higher than 4400-4500rpms and saw 36-37 kts. It's killing me now not being able to use the boat! Can't wait until spring. As for performance I was impressed at throttle up, the Reg just jumps on plane and you can really see how sluggish the 225s were. They have a very deep throaty sound compared to the 225s. Lots of "Giddy up"!!!! LOL
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:02 AM
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That’s exciting to hear. I have the F225s now. Hopefully lots more hours to put on the 225s for now, but exciting to hear about the performance improvement with the F250s
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:39 PM
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I am curious why you didn't go with 300 Zukes. They are less than the Yamaha 250's down there. Not criticizing at all as Yamaha is a great motor. Just wondering. I got mine in Boynton Beach 3 years ago and am very pleased. I saved about $15k over 250 Yamahas that were quoted in coastal Alabama. I saved $10k over Zuke quotes here at the time also. With 450 hours now I am very pleased.

I will be just north of you the first of July in Ft. Pierce. We have a redneck flotilla headed to Abaco again, our 3rd trip over. Staying in Treasure Cay for a week.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:52 AM
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I really looked at Suzuki but my insurance company frowned upon putting 300s on the boat and said no dice. Then it was between the Suzuki 250s and the Yamaha 250s. I got a really good deal on a set of left over mechanicals from Yamaha and felt that was a better move with the 250s. I got quite an education while I was there, it turns out the F225s that were on the boat were documented at 206 HP at the prop and weigh 583 pounds. The new 250s from Yamaha are rated at 268 HP at the prop and weigh 551 pounds. It should be interesting for sure 124 extra horses and 64 less pounds back there.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:01 PM
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what insurance company do you have? I have State Farm and getting twin 300 Yamahas was not an issue at all. What mattered them was the HP rating on the Armstrong bracket which is 600hp.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard...20%28v2%29.pdf
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:00 PM
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what insurance company do you have? I have State Farm and getting twin 300 Yamahas was not an issue at all. What mattered them was the HP rating on the Armstrong bracket which is 600hp.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard...20%28v2%29.pdf
I have Charter Lakes. When I upgraded I emailed them about 300's and they said it was not a problem. They will also insure per trip to the Bahamas, $50 or so. Just call and give them a CC number before you leave.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:11 PM
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all good
im excited for the 250 Yamahas ! got a really good deal with the updated gauges plus he gave me a great deal on a trade in which were Yamaha F225s
the mechanic was telling me that the suzuki 300s were pretty comparable to the new yamaha 250s as far as power. they are prop rated at 268 hp not sure on the zukes but seemed to be close enough for me. Yeah Charter Lakes said no go to me so maybe they changed policy. Who knows all good to me either way.
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