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yamaha 8hp high thrust

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by bttmline, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. bttmline

    bttmline E.B.C.C. Founder

    hey folks
    anyone got the lowdown on the new 8hp high thrust. checking out a new boat and the dealer is sayiong the new 8 out performs the 15 hp. any reports out there.
  2. I bought a 9.9 4 stroke Yamaha High Thrust in '03. Not sure about outperforming, but I replaced a 9.9 Evinrude and noticed a lot stronger performance not nessarally on the speed but just alot more tork and strength and manuverabilty. (and a reverse that actually works) They have a big prop on them. The marina in Cananda says the use em alot on pontoon boats. My boat is a 16' Grumman Bass boat aluminum, but kind of heavy with decks and equipment. The 4 stroke is nice. Speed on the humminbird (not GPS) is about 8-9 fully loaded with 2 big guys in it, not screamin but good for all the 10 HP lakes around here.