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Jester
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you know i'm trolling and you argue with me anyway








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AboveGroundPool
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haven't read thread, but is this a who's penis is bigger thread?





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Jester
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haven't read thread, but is this a who's penis is bigger thread?



Of course it is.






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Boats n Hose
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It went exactly as I expected, pretty much





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Jester
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It's like the fishing version of a Glock thread....





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AlxTgr
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FelicianaTigerfan
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Always heard great things about Yamaha as far as reliability. So imagine my confusion when I kept hearing of my agency having to get motors fixed on their boats. Finally figured out the issue one day when I say exactly what was going on. Fella driving the boat in reverse while dragging for a body and only one blade from the prop was hitting the water at a time and not a drop coming out the pisser





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Boats n Hose
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AlxTgr
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This really doesn't have anything to do with reliability, but I remember a tourney on toledo a while back. Probably late 90's. Wind so bad they let us trailer. About ten boats came to the landing with no cowl. I was told they blew off in rough water and sank to the bottom. Was told Yamaha replaced them, then changed the latch design.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Brand loyalty in boat motors is as bad as it is with truck mfgr. It's always been this way. Years ago, Mercury-Evinrude was the boating equivalent of Ford-Chevy..





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AboveGroundPool
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Finally figured out the issue one day when I say exactly what was going on. Fella driving the boat in reverse while dragging for a body and only one blade from the prop was hitting the water at a time and not a drop coming out the pisser


my theory is exactly something like this, most people don't know how to take care of and operate outboards correctly so issues are due to operator error most of the time...i say most without having any kind of statistical evidence to back this up...this is solely based on the fact that there are a lot of dumbasses on the water






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CajunFootball
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Late bump, but he's my take on it.

Saltwater fishermen need their boats to go longer distances and handle tougher conditions. Freshwater fishmen are generally in a much smaller size of water, and it's not going to be nearly as rough. So it comes down to what engine can handle the pressue the longest? I don't think there is anything wrong with Merc's, although I don't own one, I believe it's more to do with the support we have around to fix the others.






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LouisianaChessie
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Fresh water guys like RPMs
Salt water guys like reliability.
Ford guys like comfort
Chevy guys like getting shite done

Looks like ima little bit late for the party but ^THIS FTMFW






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