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Does anyone have much experience with the 2 stroke Vmax's? I had a yamaha 90 2 stroke previously that was a great motor. I've heard clean fuel and ring free are two sure ways to keep a vmax running for hours on end.
 

Bream Pole

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Hear they are great motors. I would certainly prefer it to four stroke.
 

sea trout

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Not trying to argue but why..is it a weight/speed issue?
Reliability, easy maintenance, weight.
That's what i'd suspect.
That's what I'd expect too.
I've had my yamaha 4 stroke now for 4 yrs and love the once a year matenence and dependability. But MAN sometimes I miss the sound and launch power of my 2 strokes!!
 

95g atl

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That's what I'd expect too.
I've had my yamaha 4 stroke now for 4 yrs and love the once a year matenence and dependability. But MAN sometimes I miss the sound and launch power of my 2 strokes!!
YUP!!!! I have a 19' Carolina Skiff w/the Yamaha v115 two stroke. Runs like a raped ape, 44mph and good acceleration.

The only thing I don't like is the occasional smell of the exhaust while idling, esp when I have a headache. Arrggggg!
 

sea trout

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YUP!!!! I have a 19' Carolina Skiff w/the Yamaha v115 two stroke. Runs like a raped ape, 44mph and good acceleration.

The only thing I don't like is the occasional smell of the exhaust while idling, esp when I have a headache. Arrggggg!
I don't know if I'm being an odd ball here ....but I actually like the smell of 2 stroke exhaust. Be it from a outboard or a chainsaw. I've always liked it. Now if I had a headache or something IDK. Too much of a good thing may be aggrivatin in that sense.
And the sound.....oh Lord!!!! I love it! I had and older Evenrude 225 for a while and it sounded like a dragster!!
 
I looked at one of those long and hard before I bought a new 2104 Frontier with a 200 Suzuki. I was worried about the engine hours. Loved the boat. I’ve got a fishing buddy that has a 2019 man is it pretty.
 
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I was only slightly jealous before; now its full blown envy. Great looking boat. Hopefully its a fish magnet too.
2 out of three trips so far had a limit of reds. Hopefully gonna fill it full of trout this coming weekend. I previously had a Key West 1720 which was a great boat but the wider platform fishing deck and extra space in general is very nice.
 
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