Yamaha 50, What is too many hours

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Time, Feb 14, 2020 at 12:54 AM.

  1. Time

    Time Active Member

    Spotted a 2013 F50 4 stroke, it did it's 2 years in a fish camp and then went on a recreational boat, guesstimated 800 hours on it. Asking $4,000.00
    Worthwhile to pursue further?
    Would have mechanic check over of course if I go for it.
     
  2. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    If well looked after the motor should do in excess of 3000 hours.
    SG has 2018 models for $5700 I believe.
     
  3. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

    It might be good idea to get it to a dealer and get printout of the amount of hours, and at what rpm ranges, as well as any codes etc.
     
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  4. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    I have 2003 merc 50 4s (some Yamaha parts) which is a lease return and has been on my boat since 2006 and I've had the boat since 2011. Regular maintenance and one fuel pump so far.
    Hours are unkown, but high. I've fished about 15 days a year, but that is changing pending retirement so I'm interested in this discussion.
     
  5. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    Do you figure you have about 3,000 hours?
     
  6. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    3 years as a lease return plus 14 years at 6 hours a day with 15 days a year
     
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  7. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    900 + 14 x 6 x 15 = 2160 ?????

    I have a kicker I usually use, but it piled up the troll hours before that.
     
  8. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    Well I dunno if you knew how many hours were on it as a lease return
     
  9. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    just guessing.
    I only know it doesn't owe me anything.
    Boat, trailer, and motor was 6k.
     
  10. Time

    Time Active Member

    Ah well. Missed out on this one.
    Would rather have a 60 or 70 hp anyway.
    Anybody got one for sale (I wish).
     
  11. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    Always look at hours and years. I don’t believe hours is always the best metric to measure the usable lifespan of a motor.
     
  12. gungadin

    gungadin Well-Known Member

    The Yamahas 50, 60 and 70 hp all share the same displacement, just less the 1 litre. while the 75, 90 and 115 share a much larger displacement close to twice the smaller hp models. IMO although all late model Yamahas share a good reputation, the lower hp models of the same displacement would be a longer lasting engine. If your boat will accept the extra weight, I would consider a 75 or a 90 hp model.
     
  13. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Make sure you get a fuel injected model (after 2004)
    the carbed models can be a bitch to start in the cold.
     

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