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Old 02-14-2012, 04:55 PM
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New to me boat has 2009 f115 w/ only 16 hrs. Original warranty runs out May 2012.

$820 for another 3 yrs YES won't bankrupt me just want to make sure it's money well-spent?

I'm thinking with such low hrs its hardly been put through its paces so is probably a good idea?

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:01 PM
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True enough, but how's that 3 year old gas gonna run?
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:20 PM
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That kinda cash is cheap insurance. One trip to the shop & your back even. No brainier from my point of view... I used my YES and was glad to have it!!
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I would do it. My port 200HP Yamaha blew at 270HRS. The replacement powerhead blew at just 70HRS. Thank God under warranty at 10,000 a pop. The starboard side has had no problems. My extended warranty runs out at the end of March. I'm scared as hell.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:43 PM
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Default That's about $23 per month,

so if it makes it that long without any problems, you should be good to go. Like has been said, it's cheap insurance. Mechanical things are made by people who make mistakes, unfortunately.
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Pay for extended warranty and dont look back..........
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I had an engine hydro lock on me at 50 hrs obviously under warranty . dosnt mater 10hrs or a 1000hrs things go wrong .
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:40 PM
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Do it.
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100% do it
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:40 PM
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I was glad I bought mine... I don't know that I broke even on it, but it was good piece of mind and was a nice benefit when I sold it.

Make sure you give THT-sponsor Andy at Shipyard Island Marine a chance to sell it to you. I bought from him and I can assure you, he'll give you great service.
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The rule is that as motors become more sophisticated, the failures are fewer, but when they do fail it is more expensive. Some run for 50 hours, some for 5000. Buy the warranties.
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This is pretty much just a power head warranty from reading it but if you think you will blow a power head it is cheap insurance.
I put 3000 hours each on a couple of Mercuries with zero power head issues, What went wrong was electrical parts, tilt trim stuff and lower unit seals. I still bought the YES on my new Yamaha. (it was only $80 tho at the time of purchase)
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:13 AM
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Pay for extended warranty and dont look back..........
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:59 AM
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im going against the grain. i dont buy extended warranty. but then i do a lot of my own work and the nearest yamaha place is too far and not completey trusted. if i need a mechanic i take it to the local guy who isnt yamaha.

the f115 is pretty bulletproof and if it hasnt failed by May its probably a good one. the only f115 powerhead failure i have seen might have been a fight to get it covered under warranty.
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Yes on YES
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I own a pair of 2002 F115's. 10 year old motors that still have a good shine on them and start and run every time the keys are turned.

Only 540 hrs. and very easy to maintain.

But, it's your money and peace of mind. Not mine.
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My 06 F115's have almost 600 hours no issues... An F115 is pretty bullet proof... Put as many hour on it till May so you are sure its OK.
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If you buy the YES you won't need it, if you don't you will...
just the way it works!
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yes,,,but as mentioned bulletproof motors,,redundancy is sweet!!
best of luck!!
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I didn't buy it for my F225. 1000 hours no issues
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