| | Yamaha F250 XA vs F250 XCA
Looking at both the "old" Yamaha F250 (3.3L) and the new 4.2L F250 with command link. As I understand it, would be a considerable cost to go to the "new" model, I'm told 4-5K. Have heard a couple of claims that the older 3.3L model does a little better on fuel due to smaller engine but have not see that substantiated yet. Considering these for a single engine application on 22-23ft bay boat. Is the extra cost for the "new" one justified? Looks like weight difference is about 40-45 lbs per Yamaha specs.
Thanks for any input, guys.
2014 Nautic Star 224 XTS w/ Yamaha F250
2011 Nautic Star 2110 w/ Yamaha F150 - Sold
2001 16 ft Weldcraft w/ 40 Yamaha