Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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So I did my first 2 real fishing trips with my new 210 Searunner. The best feature of all the rigging I did was going with the Yamaha 25 high thrust vs the 9.9. We were fishing in 6 1/2' swells, against the tide with opposing winds for 2 of the days. It turned on a dime when I wanted it to, I had total control, and the trolling speed that I set was easy. Highly recommend going the 25 hp route. The 9.9 is just too small IMO in open waters.

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Re: Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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Great to hear. I just got my Alaskan and opted for the 25 as well. In my case it was primarily for the fuel injection. The only trouble I had with my 9.9 HT was carburetor. My boat sits all winter and the carb would gunk up. I did all the PM stuff I could but I still had trouble.

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Re: Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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Suafoyt, have you run that boat with a 9.9?
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Re: Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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Long Tom wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Suafoyt, have you run that boat with a 9.9?
Not this one, but I had the 9.9 on my Searunner 180 and I found it to be insufficient. I primarily fish Northern Vancouver island. Things can get hairy there in a hurry. I found the 9.9 to be less than adequate in a 6 foot swell with a changing tide. Had to go to the main on more than one occasion. The 25 has the same size prop I believe as the 9.9, but as it's a 2 cylinder it just has so much more torque. I can turn when I want to with no issues so far in high winds and less than calm waters.

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Re: Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

Unread post by Geterdone »

I have a Yamaha t9.9 on my 22 OP and it handles excellent in all conditions. I primarily fish the ocean and even in a 15kt wind it does just fine. I wouldn't want the extra weight hanging on the stern all the time.

The efi would be nice, but I have had good luck with my Yamaha running non ethanol premium it's whole life. My boat only sits for 2-3 months at most in the winter though.

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Re: Results are in. 25 high thrust vs the 9.9

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The Yamaha 9.9 is also a two-cylinder engine... mine seems to be adequate on my 20' ProV in the seas I've had it in. That said, I also had a 9.9 Yamaha on my 16' riveted (light) boat, and it really moved that boat with authority. Maybe that's how my 20' would feel with the 25 hp kicker.
1988 16' Sea Runner closed bow F/V "Ol' Red"
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