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Old 01-12-2020, 07:50 AM
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Default Mercury Verado Vs Yamaha

I like Yamaha outboard motors. How do Mercury Verado motors compare?

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:53 AM
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There is a search function that could help you here. Most individuals with knowledge are probably tired of typing on this subject.

You might want to also start another thread to see if four strokes are really better than two strokes just to keep things rolling along.

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All else being more or less equal I recommend buying American.
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Do a search. Some Yamahas (F300) are very good engines and you can’t go wrong with buying either the F300 or a Verado. Other Yamaha engines (350hp) have had significant issues and I believe most people would conclude that the Verados are the better engine. There are literally thousands of posts on this topic on THT. Do a search and read as there are many different experiences and opinions.
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You’ll get every opinion you can imagine. Just pick what you already want to think.
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Originally Posted by Butch Davis View Post
All else being more or less equal I recommend buying American.
So which of the two would that be Butch?

Yamaha's are built in Kennesaw GA and extensively tested in Tennessee employing many Americans.
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He is thinking that Mercury Vrod's are the american option. both brands are good nowadays. But with out a HP rating we can not truely advise cause there are lemons out there.

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Originally Posted by DLodge View Post
So which of the two would that be Butch?

Yamaha's are built in Kennesaw GA and extensively tested in Tennessee employing many Americans.
kennesaw is a support center not a manufacturer
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Thanks to everyone who provided your helpful responses.

When I used the search function on this subject , I found few responses . When I did, they were of little or no help for me.
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Try asking something like, what's the most reliable 200hp 2 stroke outboard right now.
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I own a 22 GW Tournament 11 years old with F250 Yamaha and it has been flawless. I also own a 33' boat with twin Merc Verado joystick 300's. The Mercs have had a number of fault codes and related issues that make me question their reliability. They do have lots of power and run well when no codes are present. Merc has replaced the entire steering pump and actuators as well as the wiring harness. They are just very complicated motors. If I had to do it again I would probably go back to the F300.
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have owned boats with evinrude/johnson 125 and 175-yamaha 250-optimax 225-yamaha 350-verado 350

all worked well once any bugs were out-optimax required mercury to replace the powerbeads and cpus-350 Yamahas obviously had flywheel issue-verados have 200 hours and so far so good

my biggest issue was dealing with warranty issues and customer service-mercury was much easier to deal with than Yamaha
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I’m a V-rod guy, 2-2016 300’s have been flawless, just bought a new 400-R, great service and dealer network.
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Yamaha and Mercury are roughly neck and neck until you get up to the 32’+ market.

After that, Yamaha isn’t in the same area code.
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Democrat or republican? Which ones better. Same question. 😂 good luck

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Originally Posted by DLodge View Post
So which of the two would that be Butch?

Yamaha's are built in Kennesaw GA and extensively tested in Tennessee employing many Americans.

Well Shazaam! I just bought a new 200 Yamaha 4 stroke. Will be installed Jan 21.

So are you telling me it was made in Kennesaw? I am pleased.
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Originally Posted by mikewright007 View Post
Democrat or republican? Which ones better. Same question. 😂 good luck

Umm, that's easy.... the Dems are always broke down. Myself, I'm a Merc fan, nothing against the Yamahas but as many have mentioned, Verados are really well put together and dealer support is second to none.
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Originally Posted by Altamaha View Post
Well Shazaam! I just bought a new 200 Yamaha 4 stroke. Will be installed Jan 21.

So are you telling me it was made in Kennesaw? I am pleased.
it was not. Yamaha makes lots of products (ATVs, Side-by-sides, golf cars, etc) in Georgia but not outboards.
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New Merc V8’s are bad ass and running circles around the competition, I’d take those all day over the competition right now. Nothing wrong with Yamahas but 300hp plus I’d say Merc is on top in terms of performance.
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Originally Posted by northernsnooker2 View Post
it was not. Yamaha makes lots of products (ATVs, Side-by-sides, golf cars, etc) in Georgia but not outboards.
Well I guess next week when the Yamaha is installed I will look for a made in Japan sticker.


Silverado vs Super Duty!. Maybe a Ram.

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