Yamaha Outboard Motors are the Best Marine Motor!
I currently run a 2013 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke engine on my 15′ 4″ Gheeno (NMZ) boat. This engine is great on gas! I have a 3 gallon gas tank and I use about a half gallon of gas when I go out and do an all day fishing trip. When I say an all day fishing trip I mean going over to the Intra Coastal here in Florida, running about 7 miles or so, trolling with my trolling motor for several hours, then running 7 miles or so back to the dock. The Yamaha 9.9 will push my Gheeno around 22 MPH with me in it, a couple coolers, a trolling motor and a battery. Total weight with gear including the boat this motor is pushing is about 500lbs.
I love the Yamaha 4 Stroke Engines because you don’t have to worry about the oil mixture like you do with a 2 stroke engine. I use Marine Stabil to keep my gas lines from dry rotting. The ethenol in gasoline now a days dry rots gas lines and creates moisture build up in your motor if it sits a while. I go out fishing on average at least once a week so moisture isn’t an issue for me.
All in all this engine is great. It’s cheap to run and super reliable. I plan on getting another Yamaha engine for my next boat which will be a flats boat with a Yamaha 150 on the back. Hope to talk about that motor in the near future! Thanks for reading! Enjoy the beer safely while you boat!