2018 F300 Yamaha Outboard

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by Robert Snyder, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Crew Member

    Hey Guys I am testing the waters on selling my Yamaha F300, it has around 800hrs. It was purchased and services at Port Albernie Boathouse, I had all fluids changed and winterized before I created it. I also have a full run-up report of the engine before it was winterized. Gauges and aluminum prop sold with engine...

    I am thinking of asking $18,500 as Port Albernie said its worth $19,500 without any rigging...

    I am considering a twin setup rather than a main plus kicker

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  2. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Twins sound good but you are looking at least $40K by the time you pay tax and controls
    The 300 hp with a kicker would likely use less fuel and come in 300-400 lbs lighter
    just a thought....
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
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  3. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    your going backwards @Robert Snyder lol supposed to be building not selling... :p but what scott said is right on point I dont think its worth it run what your brung!
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  4. Buckethead905

    Buckethead905 Active Member

    Hey Robert,

    I would stick with a single 300 and a kicker. We have Twin 150 Yamahas on our Pursuit, and as much as I love them, I would prefer a big single. The maintenance of two motors is a kick in the nuts every time you have to service or repair them. Twice the chance of something going wrong as well. Just my two cents.
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  5. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Crew Member

    Ok, ill take that option off the table :D thx gents
  6. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    I see this old debate is on going.... I am currently working on making this decision. I am leaning toward twin 200's on my Seasport but as the wife points out a Single 350 is cheaper. I however would like twins + the kicker. The cost is a quite a bit higher for sure but you have to pay to get into the cool kids club....
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  7. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Crew Member

    I want to be in that club.... haha Ou-pick me! :p
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  8. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Single and kicker is the most practical lol but twins and a kicker would be mint..... you only live once ;)
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  9. hippaisland

    hippaisland Well-Known Member

    Think it depends what you use your boat for... if your ever going offshore tuna or on longer trips I’d highly recommend twins... limping back on a kicker from 25 plus miles could be trouble if the wx takes a turn. If you use it locally more stick with a single and avoid the double maintenance and headaches as mentioned above.
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  10. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Crew Member

    Tuna!:), I likes that option :D
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  11. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Active Member

    Those long cold Alberta winters give you to much time to think don't they....
  12. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Crew Member

    aye, yes they definitely do, a little too much at times I’m afraid... I can see pros and cons to both setups, at the very most I’ll get to use the boat 3 weeks a year so maintenance and fuel is not a huge concern. Even Yamaha twin 115 would be adequate... At the end of the day a single will suit my needs just fine as well and is the lightest option! :cool:

    I am getting PM’ed a few offers but with older twins, one is on 2004’s and other is 2008’s both 150’s..

    single 300 = 558lbs dry
    Single 9.9 ht = 93 dry
    Total = 651lbs

    twin 115 = 377 x 2 = 754lbs dry
    twin 150 = 478 x 2 = 956lbs dry
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
  13. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Active Member

    Offshore aspirations = Twins.
  14. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Why limit your kicker to 9.9?
  15. Sir Reel

    Sir Reel Well-Known Member

    We looked at twins for a friends new Campion 682. Twin 150's added about 300 pounds extra weight on the back which is a lot on a 23' boat.
    Also found fuel burn data on the web for similar boats and it showed about a 22% increase in fuel burn with the 2 x 150's over single 300.
    You would be trolling on the 150 instead of a kicker so would think some additional fuel burn there. You can't get up on plane with one engine so would be a high fuel burn at whatever speed you could do.
    Higher initial costs ($7K according to Yamaha website ) and double the maintenance costs.
    Maneuvering is definitely nicer with twins however he went with the single 300 and 9.9 kicker and is very happy with the combo
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