New motor?

tunamantunaman Posts: 3,700 Captain

06 Yammy 90 2 stroke. Runs like new but needs lower unit. Trying to decide wether new lower, used lower, rebuilt lower or New Motor. I hear about others finding unrealistic deals on hold over new motors and rebuilt lowers. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance.


  • KlingerKlinger Posts: 1,592 Captain

    Kinda depends on what you want to put it on and where you fish. New 4 stroke will burn much less fuel, quieter, less odor, etc. On the other hand, heavier than the 2 strokes. I have a 75hp 2 stroke on a 19ft skiff, and when something happens to the engine, will probably replace with a 4 stroke

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  • surfmansurfman Posts: 3,496 Captain

    Do you intend to keep the boat for another 10 years? If so a new motor may be a good choice, if you plan on selling it in a year then I would put a used/rebuilt lower unit on it.

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,083 Officer

    New SEI lower unit is less than $1000.

  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 6,737 Admiral

    I'd go with a new lower unit rather than replace the whole motor. You can always do that in a year and you'll still get pretty good $$ for the one you have as long as it's in good working order. Those 90hp yam 2 strokes are pretty desirable. If you want to sell, it won't be for sale very long.

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  • Gary SGary S Posts: 507 Officer

    And the motor is worth more money running.

  • surfmansurfman Posts: 3,496 Captain

    That is true, of course.

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

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