Originally Posted by BigJim
I'm looking at a boat that has a 1997 yamaha 150 2 stroke. The guy says the motor doesn't have an hour meter on it, but says the motor runs excellent. I don't know a thing about 2 strokes other than they are louder and smellier than a 4 stroke. What is the life span of a 2 stroke motor, and what should I be looking for if I'm interested in this boat? It is a jet drive. Thanks Jim
A two stroke is preferrable on a jet pump. Life span is varible depending on a number of factors really. Hours, maintainence, type of use. Type of boat it was on. etc, etc, etc.
Is he able to give you the history on the motor? That would be helpful. Yamaha's are generally good. If you took an average of 50 hrs a year x 15 years you are looking at 750hrs. Is that a lot. Yea, quite a few. Is the motor shot? Who know's. Do a compression check on it. If it is good. Buy for the right price. I would give it some consideraiton if it was the package I was looking for. That is just me. What kind of boat is it on?
I always figure how much it would cost to rebuild or repower it. . Ok, then if she eat's itself on the first trip, now what? Got funds to put back into it?