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Yamaha F30B

Yamaha F30B

1.0 from 1 review

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Dissapointed

The f30b performs poorly on same vessel in comparisson to old 35 evenrude 2stroke. when purchasing i was led to believe that it would out perform it other wise I would have purchased the 40 as they are the same weight .The power is liveable as I am older and over being belted arround but the motor has an intermitent problem after it has bean running and you turn it of then re startto move on it drops power .At times not being able to get on the plain Difficult for yamaha to trace .doesnt show up on computer.may be over done on electronics Hence I am dissapointed with no power
Love the electric start,tilt/ trim .Good long tiller handle,easy flushing nice motor to use
power to weight a bit sad Hard to diagnose faults possibly aver done with electronics

2 comments
You got taken for the old sales pitch ride mate. You cant have a 35HP and replace it with something Smaller, Expect it too be better! They like to get oil on the plugs, 10-15seconds and its sorts itself!Check the prop size. My father has the new F30 and it is very good. He runs a 4.2 Metre TABS. If it is over propped then that will cause very poor performance.

Questions & Answers

Would this motor be suitable on my stacer 4.29 seahorse?
1 answer
Hi You would be better to go for the 40HP as it has power lift and power trim. They are basically the same motor specifications but with hydraulic lift added. The extra power would be handy at times and does not need to be used if it is not required. The question of suitability needs to take into account the number of people on board, the weight of the people remember 90kg is the accepted weight of a male and the use to which the boat is put to. From my experience the 30HP motor was inadequate for a Brooker 4.1m boat with 3 people on board. The 40HP was fantastic the saying is like chalk and cheese.

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