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Old 08-11-2015, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Yamaha F70 or Suzuki DF90A

Should of asked this question in my earlier post. Please excuse.

I have an 18' Bay boat and will be repowering. I am looking at the Yamaha F70 or the Suzuki DF 90A. I found them online and the Suzuki is actually $150 cheaper but 80 lbs heavier. Also, the Suzuki has a displacement of 1502 c.c while the Yamaha has 996 c.c.

I have asked a few dealers and have gotten a split on the two motors. One dealer with an excellent price if I buy the engine through them says to take the Yamaha over the Suzuki and it will perform better.

I am not looking to get out of the hole fast and not too worried about top end speed. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
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If you decide on the Yamaha JoeZ is selling a brand new one in crate on here right now.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:31 AM   #3
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If your not in a hurry F7. Better dealer network and pioneers in the marine industry. The F70 is a fine piece of machinery. Well engineered and light. Sips fuel. Ran one on a 17' Whaler.
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I could have bought any motor I wanted.






The Suzzy will swing a bigger prop. This is due to the lower gear ratio.

In the big motors....200 to 300....The Suzzy's are easier to service.

Seatow runs Suzzy's exclusive. Your getting 20Hp more for the same money.

All the yamahas in the size your looking at sound the overheat alarm if you run them on the muffs... This has been my experience and I have 60psi on my well water.
never have this problem with my Suzzy's.


Now go buy what ever you like.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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I like both motors but you will be far more pleased with the performance of your boat with the 90 hp. If both motors are equally priced, then I would go with the Suzuki.
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I've had yammy and now have a zuke....liked em both! If your sled can hold it, I'd go w/ more power!!!!
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I can't talk to the F70, but the DF90 is tried and true. The 90 is the same block as the 115 and 140. You should price out a 115, you never know.
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The more I research the more I lean towards the Suzuki. Thanks for the input. Will be calling about install quotes.
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never go wrong with more HP
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:23 PM   #10
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I went with a Yamaha on my 19' aluminum boat, simply because it was rigged for a Yamaha. If I were outfitting a new boat or one with no rigging, I'd go Suzuki. Been running them on my cat boats, bullet proof. Much quieter when shifting too.
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