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Old 07-04-2020, 06:42 AM
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Looking at a low hour 2019 335 Canyon. Has the worrisome Yamaha 350s. Thanks and thoughts?
Old 07-04-2020, 07:30 AM
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you said it ... worrisome .. you want that??
Old 07-04-2020, 07:52 AM
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Those are series 1 motors with the scuba tank exhaust manifolds, a more problematic motor than the final series motors.
I could go through all the issue I have had with mine but the issues are real!
If you can get the boat for short $ essentially discounting the motors worth to less than 6 grand each then you it might be worth it.
I say 6 grand because I found several 08-09 F350s used for that kind of $.
Old 07-04-2020, 07:56 AM
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Are the motors 2019 or Im misunderstanding? Those should be the C version motors with the manifold problem corrected
Old 07-04-2020, 08:03 AM
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So sorry I was thinking 09 not 2019,
Yes those are the new and most updates motors and are WAY better disregard my prior post!
Again sorry doing two things at one time is never a good thing/
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The bad thing is 350's is bare minimum and GW is Yamaha exclusive. So you don't have a much of a choice.

Thats why you see so many repowers on heavy boats that have twins, going with Zukes.

The trip 300's perfom better than twin 425's according to the bulletin

That boat is best with trip 300's.

Only thing that you have to consider is the motors should still have atleast 3 maybe 4 years of warranty left.
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My Yamaha 350Bs have over 2000 hours and no problems, except for lower unit failure which is just something that happens. No problems with the powerhead.
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I think just like Verado and Optimax the F350 turned out to be a good engine after a couple generations. I would not fear them at all and I had two early sets so I'm scarred. Just remember to properly winterize them and theyt should treat you well.
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Default much thanks

for the great advice.
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Ive owned over 70 plus motors of the years and my F350C's are the best motors I've ever had. I did have 350 A & B series and had some issues. I have had zero issues with my "C"'s
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I bought a 1st gen F350 with 350 hours on a 2008 GW 275, was understandably nervous so made sale contingent on a 1st class yamaha tech surveying the motor. ECM and flywheel had already been replaced, scuba style exhaust manifolds were leaking (seller agreed to replace) engine download showed no abuse and the tech stood by it so I took the plunge. 3 years and 350 hours later the only issue I've had is having to replace a trim/tilt motor.

350C is leaps ahead of my 1st gen, I'd buy a boat with a 350C in a heartbeat.
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I just put 3 new 350's on my boat. Maybe the last of the white one's in North America I'm told. I had two failures on my originals, but I spent a bunch of time with a couple Yamaha mechanics that said the same thing. They've done hundreds of rebuilds on A motors, a few random on B motors and none on C motors. I've read issues on the winterizing that may translate through all models, but I'm not at risk in S TX. If you like the boat I'd not be scared.
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I have 2 2013 yamaha 350s, 1300 hours and they have never let me down. Absolutely flawless and very impressive motors. Id buy them again in a heartbeat.
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I had a gen1 F350 that suffered water intrusion in its 10th yeah - absolutely loved it up until that point though

I left the boat out for 3 winters, so I recon I am at least partially responsible for what happened.
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Does he flywheel need to be replaced after X amount of hours at a certain RPM range still?
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Originally Posted by sand key View Post
Does he flywheel need to be replaced after X amount of hours at a certain RPM range still?
Yes. And the filters, oil and gear lube still need to be replaced from time to time. Anodes also.
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Originally Posted by sand key View Post
Does he flywheel need to be replaced after X amount of hours at a certain RPM range still?
Yes, and it is still completely free. Just have it done with any other service. Does not seem like that big of a deal at this point.
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What year do the C’s start?
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Originally Posted by 2310 Ranger View Post
What year do the Cs start?

Best to check serials, but generally speaking A's were prior to 01/2012, B's ended around 12/2015- anything after should be an C model.

Keep in mind a boat can easily carry factory motors manufactured a year prior so don't go by Hull year.
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Originally Posted by 2310 Ranger View Post
What year do the Cs start?
Yamaha parts catalog says January 2016.

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