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Old 10-28-2010, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Yamaha T9.9 vs. Mercury 9.9 Bigfoot

Getting ready to buy a kicker. I've heard pro's and con's for both motors. So now I would like to hear what real fishermen ( and women ) have to say.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Getting ready to buy a kicker. I've heard pro's and con's for both motors. So now I would like to hear what real fishermen ( and women ) have to say.
Love my T8...T9.9 is pretty much the same motor. Should be several hundred dollars cheaper than the Merc too.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:12 AM   #3
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I have a 9.9 Bigfoot. But you'll be happy with either of these motors.



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Old 10-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Yamaha T9.9 vs. Mercury 9.9 Bigfoot

I think if you do a search here you will find alot of complaints/problems with the Bigfoot. You will really have to search hard to find a complaint about the Yami's.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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I think if you do a search here you will find alot of complaints/problems with the Bigfoot. You will really have to search hard to find a complaint about the Yami's.
+1 I had a '02 F8 that I loved. Started right up, trolled all day without issue. Never gave me a lick of trouble. 9.9 is same as motor, they don't make the 8 anymore, but I'd go yami everytime.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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Go with the gray one.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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There the same motor. Both made by Yamaha. The big foot is the gear case. It is manufactured to push a larger boat. It would troll smaller boats to fast.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #8
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There the same motor. Both made by Yamaha. The big foot is the gear case. It is manufactured to push a larger boat. It would troll smaller boats to fast.

Wrong, in 2005 Tohatsu took over production of all Mercury 4 strokes 40 horse and under!
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:14 AM   #9
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Good info guys thanks. It is going on a 22' aluminum boat with a fixed frame top. I would like to be able to troll down to 1 mph and under. Is this possible with these motors?
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #10
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Good info guys thanks. It is going on a 22' aluminum boat with a fixed frame top. I would like to be able to troll down to 1 mph and under. Is this possible with these motors?
Yes, depending on prop pitch!
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:56 AM   #11
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There the same motor. Both made by Yamaha. The big foot is the gear case. It is manufactured to push a larger boat. It would troll smaller boats to fast.
Actually that's not true, both motors are designed with gear ratios that let you troll slower, not faster (more thrust/less speed). Both are great trolling motors but I'm a dyed in the wool Yamaha fan and can't imagine buying any other engine. I currently have a merc main engine and a Yamaha kicker and have owned Merc, Yamaha, Honda, and Evinrude kickers and mains. So far Merc has been my least favorite main power and my third favorite kicker.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:23 AM   #12
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #13
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I have a T9.9 on my new sled. the electric start and tilt is a sweet deal. The motor starts almost instantly, is quiet and smooth, and trolls down plenty slow enough. It's basically the same size as the discontinued T8 with a bit more top end.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #14
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I am told that Mercury has much better customer service. If something goes wrong they will replace it no problem.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:09 AM   #15
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I have a 2006 9.9 Bigfoot. Starts/runs when needed so can't say much else. Nice unit.
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I have seen lots of boats with Mercury main motor and a Yamaha kicker. I have not seen a boat with a Yamaha main motor and a Mercury Bigfoot for kicker. I think that says it all
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Good info guys thanks. It is going on a 22' aluminum boat with a fixed frame top. I would like to be able to troll down to 1 mph and under. Is this possible with these motors?
Not sure about the 9.9, but with my T-8 on a 20' boat with fixed frame top I can troll down to .7 or so.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #18
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Default Re: Yamaha T9.9 vs. Mercury 9.9 Bigfoot

I have a 22' fixed frame Intruder, and I can troll down to about .6 with the T9.9, You cant go wrong with this motor. Its sweet!!!
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