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Old 12-25-2018, 01:58 AM
Viking16 Viking16 is offline
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Default How many hrs on your F225ís?

Looking at a 26 with 225ís hanging on her with 2050 hrs. She is priced fairly (I think) but wondering if itís worth it with the high hours. I know itís impossible to predict how much life is in an engine so Iím wondering how many hours youíre getting on your 225ís? Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:53 AM
Capt Ken Capt Ken is offline
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Location: Marblehead, MA
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You donít mention the year of the boat
My 2002 26FS had just over 1,000 hours on the motors when one blew the powerhead.
Rather than rebuilding the bad engine, with no guarantee the other one wouldnít blowup too I chose to repower with brand new Suzuki 250ís with a 6 year warranty. ďNo more Yamabombs for me!Ē:
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:13 PM
Lake Murray Viper Lake Murray Viper is offline
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Location: Georgetown, SC
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My cousin has commercial crab boats in Florida with over 4000 hours on multiple 225ís. I have one CC that has twin 225 with over 1700 hours on them and they are fine. My regulator has 250ís and over 1000 hrs on them. The 250ís have a considerable amount of power difference.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:27 PM
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billfishnfool billfishnfool is offline
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My 2003 F225s had 1400hrs on them when I repowered last winter with 2017 F250s. I think they would have provided many more hours service but the exhaust components corroded out at 700 hrs and again at 1400 hrs. and at 7K per rebuild I opted out of that pit. The 225s hp were at 208hp and what a difference the F250s have over them.
2003 26FS twin F225s gone NEW F250s
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:14 PM
Viking16 Viking16 is offline
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All makes sense. I appreciate it! Canít wait to pull the trigger on a 26!
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:17 AM
Monkey Business Monkey Business is offline
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Location: Gibraltar, MI
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Ive got just over 1700 hours on my 02 f225s, had the exhaust kits, oil pumps and crankshaft sleeves done at 1100 hour. No issues since then, I believe they are some of the very earliest f225s. there serial numbers are 000124 and 000127.
Although if the worst should happen there will be a brand new pair of f250 hung on her. Until then I'm running them hard.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:02 AM
peters23 peters23 is offline
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I have twin 2002 225's on my 26 with 2050 hours on them and no issues here
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:29 PM
Fishindave9 Fishindave9 is offline
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1285, but I took them off to repower. Have them for sale if anyone needs one.
Gulfport, MS
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05 26fs
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:31 AM
Tuna Hotline Tuna Hotline is offline
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Mine blew up at 1280. Buddies blew up around the same hour mark. Another buddy went 2200 before boom. Prepare for yamabomb syndrome.
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