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Originally Posted by MuskegMan
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What will be it’s primary purpose?


Needed a boat that was ez to tow on nasty roads to get to some remote spots. Big boats is a no go


Riiiiiight . . . late season beach hunting for deer. Got some good snow action in November down your way, no?


It was ok. Fair amount of bucks. Big fan of the bigger boats and park rafts for that duty.

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Trapping lines and late season hunts!
Fair price imo.
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Pretty hard to go wrong there.


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Good deal. You were running pretty low on boats.

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hard to go wrong with a v bottom boat with a yamaha motor


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Looks like a dandy boat!

Enjoy!


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I fished Long Island Sound for years with a 16 foot Smokercraft and a 25 hp Mercury. My buddy labeled it the aluminum Boston Whaler. Handled much bigger than its size.

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Originally Posted by RAS

I am still a Mercury guy, but I am gradually learning that Yamaha is a better engine. I live on the big water. I know a lot of people who use Yamahas hard, and love the durability.


Depending on what you have and when you got it, there may not be much if any difference. Mercury has a long history with the Japanese makers. They first brought Japanese outboards to the U.S. with their "Mariner" line back in the day, probably made by one of the usual suspects....Yamaha or Tohatsu. In order to meet demand for small to mid sized outboards in the U.S., Mercury has bought Yamaha and Tohatsu complete units or power heads and sold them under their brand and may and or probably still does. There is virtually zero non commercial demand for outboards in Japan so its a win-win for them.

Back in the day when Bombardier bought out OMC, for a few years they sold Suzuki 4 stroke outboards under the Johnson brand before they phased it out.

All of this is subject to change based on who makes a deal with who. If I were in need of a new outboard I'd shop totally on price, maybe dealer. They are all good. Around here about all the commercial crabbers use Suzuki, likely because they are cheaper than the others.

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Dealer support.


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Our fishing guide on the Kenai river called Mercs "welfare motors"- - - - - -"They're black and don't work!"


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Originally Posted by ironbender
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The Yamaha a 4 stroke? I’m perpetually searching for specific aluminum v bottom boats and find the used market to be flat out insane. Curious how you did on that purchase?

I gave 5k for it. I need it next week. Not sure if I overpaid or not but I need it.

I don’t think you overpaid. I bought an 18’ aluminum w 50 hp Yamaha for just a bit more than that last year.

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Is that a Valco?

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Originally Posted by Hotrod_Lincoln
Our fishing guide on the Kenai river called Mercs "welfare motors"- - - - - -"They're black and don't work!"


The newer mercs are top shelf. Older ones are black anchors.

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Good deal. You were running pretty low on boats.


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Originally Posted by JDK
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by woodson
The Yamaha a 4 stroke? I’m perpetually searching for specific aluminum v bottom boats and find the used market to be flat out insane. Curious how you did on that purchase?

I gave 5k for it. I need it next week. Not sure if I overpaid or not but I need it.

I don’t think you overpaid. I bought an 18’ aluminum w 50 hp Yamaha for just a bit more than that last year.

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Is that a Valco?




Nice - it's even got the norwegian two-stroke backup "motor".

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Originally Posted by JDK
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by woodson
The Yamaha a 4 stroke? I’m perpetually searching for specific aluminum v bottom boats and find the used market to be flat out insane. Curious how you did on that purchase?

I gave 5k for it. I need it next week. Not sure if I overpaid or not but I need it.

I don’t think you overpaid. I bought an 18’ aluminum w 50 hp Yamaha for just a bit more than that last year.

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Is that a Valco?




Valco, Gregor, Klamath.......
whatever it is, Nice score!

Calvin too. Looks like a heck of a deal.


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Nice boat... very good value... especially up there. +1 Congratulations!


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Originally Posted by JDK
Originally Posted by ironbender
Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by woodson
The Yamaha a 4 stroke? I’m perpetually searching for specific aluminum v bottom boats and find the used market to be flat out insane. Curious how you did on that purchase?

I gave 5k for it. I need it next week. Not sure if I overpaid or not but I need it.

I don’t think you overpaid. I bought an 18’ aluminum w 50 hp Yamaha for just a bit more than that last year.

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Is that a Valco?

No, and can’t recall the boat name right now.


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Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Originally Posted by DMc
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That's what a fishing boat is supposed to look like!

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