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Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 PM
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Considering a re-power on a 2001 Jones Bros Cape Fisherman 20'. Either going to go Yamaha or Suzuki 150hp. Would like to get some quotes so I'm looking for recomendations on shops that yall have had good experience with. I'm ok with anywhere on the coast really, Nags Head to Wilmington. Just want to get a fair deal and work that is done properly.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:10 PM
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If you want a zuk. Contact John Jarvis at Four Sons Marine in Fair Bluff He moves more Suzuki’s then most in eastern NC and is great guy. Tell him Rob K sent ya.

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FWIW, when I was having maintenance done on my Yamaha 115's, the shop manager told me I'd be very happy with them, as they and the 150's were their most reliable motors.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:22 AM
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I repowered 2 boats in the last 2 years with Suzuki outboards.
  • 2001 Mckee skiff. OEM Suzuki DF70 with 2250 hours replaced with a new Suzuki DF70. The origional still ran strong but was showing it's age. The wife made me change it out.
  • 32 ft. Seacraft master angler. Replaced Merc optimax 225's with DF250 suzuki. Great choice, great price, great service. Just passed 381 hours with no problems.
Downeast Marine in Otway, NC did the work on time and correct. They found 2 small items during repower that the contacted me about and I had them correct the problems.

I will use them again in the future.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:58 AM
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If you want to go to Burleson Marine in Morehead City, they do the rigging for Jones Brothers boats that are outsourced from factory. I ordered my Jones Brothers custom with a jackplate and had my motor already, Burleson did an exceptional job rigging. I believe the resale will be better if you go with a Yamaha, as that is how they are a powermatched builder with Yamaha so people will associate it with a newer model.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:31 AM
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I bought a Suzuki DF250 from Precision Marine in Goldsboro NC. Could not be happier!

Call Robyn 919-751-1199. She and her husband own the business!
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:21 AM
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SOBX- you must have a good wife if she “made” you repower. How did that happen?!?
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:02 PM
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Mtn2c View Post
SOBX- you must have a good wife if she “made” you repower. How did that happen?!?

She said, new outboard on the skiff or no more offshore trips for you and your friends. She knows how to get what she wants!
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:51 PM
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:39 PM
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Second precision marine 1 suggestion though. Instead of the 150, maybe go with a 175?
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:00 PM
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No recs on a shop, but if choosing between the two, I would go Suzuki.

If looking at everything on the market, the Mercury 150 4 stroke would be my choice.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:47 PM
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I would get the Merc 150. Biggest displacement, Easy main, lightest weight, best MPG's.

The Yamaha 150 is tried and true. But its the least efficient out of the 150 class now. It will cost more also.

The Zuke and Merc both get better MPG's than the Yamaha.

Merc or Zuke would be my choice.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:54 PM
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Who would be good dealer for Mercury between Raleigh and the coast?
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:44 AM
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I've had both on my large boats and now have Yamaha on the large and Suzuki on the skiff. Both brands have been very trouble free for me but the Suzuki does corrode a little more....maybe just better paint on the Yamahas. That said it sits on a lift 24/7 year round and is a 2005 model. Buy the one with the best service near you.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:45 PM
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I repowered my Parker with twin suzuki DF175s...I replaced Twin 200 Yamaha SS2s...I am very very happy with my Suzukis...got them at Down east Marine in Ottway...I was happy with them and continue to have the engines serviced there...still hapy. If memory serves mw the DF175 is basically the same as the DF150...they's been perfect in 4 seasons.
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Originally Posted by greg manning View Post
buy the one with the best service near you.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:38 AM
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Should of added this on my original post.

Just an FYI with zuk, the factory warranty is solid. The aftermarket 3 year Warranty packaged under give me 6 is junk I just had to replace a trim motor with approx 259 hours and it was not covered under warranty. $600 part. Yamaha is a factory warranty to the last day on the 5th year and it’s not prorated or based on total dollars spent during life of Warranty.



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Old 07-15-2018, 07:06 AM
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Agreed on Yamaha being great with warranty. Make friends with your local dealer and buy the extended warranty. They'll usually take care of you if you give them your business and that matters when you have a warranty claim.
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:38 AM
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I would seriously consider the merc 150 if I were repowering a rig that size today.
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