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Would you guys in Houston keep an eye out for a set of CR twin 150 yamahas, wither HPDI or 4stroke in the boat stores? I will probably be wanting to buy a couple and would like to see what kind of pricing you guys over there get. I have found a pair in Corpus 03 models, new with 3 yr warranty for $18k installed. That sounded good to me but like to shop around. Thanks in advance. No rush but I need to know by this weekend..haha j/k
 

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Call Anderson Marine in Bay City. I don't think you'll find a better price in the state. I know he'll blow CC away.
 

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What Year model? Warranty? , I am waiting on the mechanics now as well as insurance......It might be a few weeks out at least.
 

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If you guys had to choose what would you go with. Single fourstroke 225 yami or 250 HPDI, twin 150 fourstrokes or HPDI. My delima is if the motor is totalled I get paid for a 97 yami 250 and have the cash to cover the single but not the double right off. It would take me 2-3 months to get the rest. I am really against financing. I would like twins but dont want to miss that much fishing time. Any opinions on motors, types (four/two stroke) I really like yamis and will most likely stick with them though.
 

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I love the HPDI's on the 31. They get great fuel economy and don't burn much oil. The new boat has 4 strokes. I have never run them, but everyone I talk to likes them. Rigging would be a whole lot easier for a single. Twins add a little piece of mind. Not sure what I would do.
 

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I know I would go with twins. I fished offshore for 24 years in a single engine boats and was only towed once. That was one more time I ever want to be towed again! The last time out (8-1-04) we were one engine crank-up from getting towed......when we went to put the boat on the trailer it wouldn't crank. If the stater had failed one crank earlier we were 40+ miles offshore with our only engine dead!

Nope...twins for my personal boat from now on!
 

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The last time out (8-1-04) we were one engine crank-up from getting towed......when we went to put the boat on the trailer it wouldn't crank. If the stater had failed one crank earlier we were 40+ miles offshore with our only engine dead!
I fish a single offshore and that is precisely the reason I leave my motor running all day long. Might burn 5 or 6 extra gallons of gas during the day but at least I don't have to worry about whether or not it's going to start...

Argo - You might want to check out Ed's Marine Superstore (http://www.edsmarinesuperstore.com/yamaha.htm). They're in Virginia but seem to have pretty good prices and the sales tax savings would probably cover the shipping.

One thing, there have been a LOT of mixed reviews on the big block HPDI's (250 and 300). Everything from excessively high oil consumption to fouled plugs every 20 hours to blown powerheads. I think I would stick with more proven engines, like the 150 HPDI or 4 Stroke, and avoid that big block HPDI like the plague until they get them straight. Also, given my choice, I'd choose twins over a single as well. On my boat, a single was really the only option.
 

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bg,

I'm with you on not turning the motor off in a single engine application, but we were trying to conserve fuel on that trip (should have just pulled the boat and filled up, but we didn't. Not my boat).

I think you can add the 200HPDI to your list of fouled plugs and blown power heads. I know two guys who are on this site that lost engines this year. Both are SKA guys who are down in Port A right now.
 

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I'm a big Yamaha fan, they feed my family. The dealers in Louisiana and Virginia can sell engines cheaper, but when your is down in the heat of fishing season it is a long drive to get immediate service from them. Sure other dealers in the area will work on your equipment, but beleive me they will not be in a big hurry to help you if you did not buy them local. I would love to get an oppurtunity to sell you guys new engines and we offer unheard of service after the sale. By the way Argo, I've got some good used 150's (113 hrs each) that can be installed for way less than a single F225. PM me if interested.
 

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Sales taxes......

They're in Virginia but seem to have pretty good prices and the sales tax savings would probably cover the shipping.

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Correct me if I am wrong but when you title the motors here you will have to show tax paid or pay it. When I came back home to good old Texas I had to pay the difference in N.C. taxes and here on the entire rig that I bought there.

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You are correct about the taxes to be paid here in Texas when you title the engines. If you do not title them at time of purchase, when you sell them later you will be penalized and charged tax. Pay now or later, buy from them cheap with no service or from good folks in Texas and receive service after the sale.
 

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Argo

Go to boats.net They are out of Florida. Shopped everywhere and they were way the best price. I had twin 150 Yamahas and took them off and replaced with single 250 Yamaha. Never been happier. Fished with single engines offshore all my life until the twin 150s. Sold them for 2,000 each.

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