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
Questions & Answers
Would this motor be suitable on my stacer 4.29 seahorse?
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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