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Old 08-31-2006, 03:58 PM
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Default Did Yamaha build 40HP outboards for Mariner?


I bought a 1981 13 Whaler, and I am not sure what year or make the engine is. The prior owner said it was a Mariner, but the powerhead looks like a Yamaha (fuel fitting, fuel filter, gray paint, etc.). There is a ID plate on the mounting bracket that says Mariner and has the following codes: 40EL 6E9 416577. I question the mounting bracket since it looks like it is a tiller engine creatively rigged to work on the boat.

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Did Yamaha build 40HP outboards for Mariner?

Yes, Mariner did market some re-badged Yamaha outboards during the 1980s. In fact, when Yamaha first intro'd its lineup here in 1984, they used Quicksilver controls and props. My 1985 Yamaha V-6 Special had a Quicksilver throttle and prop.
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Several of my friends and I have had 40 Mariners that were made by Yamaha. They are tough motors. Mine never let me stranded in about 20 years of hard use. I replaced it last year with a 70 Yamaha to get more speed out of the old 16 Privateer Bay Boat. I still have it in the barn in case I get another boat that needs a motor. The only problem any of us have had is rough idle. It just did not want to run smoothly at low speeds. It would never cut off but would always seem as if it were about to quit at idle speeds.
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Moorhen - you are dead on with regard to the ruff idle. I have tried spark-plugs, new fuel lines, carb cleaner and she is still not happy at idle.

Any guesses on what year this engine is? The boat is an 81, so I guess it could be original, especially since it does not have oil injection.

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Default Re: Did Yamaha build 40HP outboards for Mariner?

I bought a Mariner magnum 4 cylinder 40 horsepower in 1993. The dealer told me it was the old 50 Mercury powerhead, other people outboard mechanics told me the Mariner was made in Japan, I don't really know. I do know this, it ran for 11 years, was good on fuel, very quiet operation, it started up as soon as you hit the key, one of if not the best boat motor I ever purchased!

I ran that motor long and hard, in salt and fresh water! When it died, I gave it to the dealer and bought a new 40 horse Mercury,,3 cylinder 2005 model. It isn't as quite as the Mariner,,isn't as good on fuel as the mariner was, and doesn't start as good as the Mariner did! How long it will last is anyone's guess! We shall see,,if I live long enough!

Oh yeah, the Mariner ran very smooth and idled like a dream, the smooth operation I was told was due to the motor having 4 cylinders,,it sure ran smoother then the new Mercury does!

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