Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

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Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

Postby Jwood1 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:31 pm

I'm still looking at PDQ 32's and I have seen quite a few with Yamaha 8s instead of 9.9s. Are the 8's just 9.9s with different carburation? I'm not sure why someone would want to sacrifice HP, however small. Is there another reason why one would choose the 8 over the 9.9? Price, fuel economy etc? Should that be an issue when looking at different boats?

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Re: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

Postby amytom » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:58 pm

I believe that at one point the 8 was the only thing available that would fit. The 9.9 at that point was a detuned 15 and too big. I could be wrong though.

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Re: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

Postby NautiBits » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:30 pm

I've got older T8s on my 36. They work fine and came with the boat. I've lived on the boat for three years now. When they die, I'll replace with the 9.9s. Why? POWER.Who knows,may come back to 8s after that.

BTW, hit 9 knots today! Gradually reduced sail to second reef and about 50% Genny and sailed home at 6 knots. Nice day.
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Re: Yamaha 8 vs 9.9

Postby Jwood1 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:21 pm

amytom wrote:I believe that at one point the 8 was the only thing available that would fit. The 9.9 at that point was a detuned 15 and too big. I could be wrong though.


The two boats I'm looking at were well after the 9.9 was standard. One is a '95 and one is a 2000. The ad for the 2000 boat says the Yamaha 8's were installed new in 2008. I just can't figure out why someone would put new 8's on a 2000 PDQ 32 :?: I'm trying to figure out whether to regard this as a negative.


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