How many hours is too many on a 2012 Yammy 90?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by Finn Maccumhail, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Finn Maccumhail

    Finn Maccumhail I Love!

    Just came across a skiff where the price is in my range but it's got a 2012 90 Yammy 4-stroke with 580 hours.

    I'm assuming that something with that kind of hours is a guide's boat. I'm a little leery of that number.

    Or does it not matter if it's well maintained?
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    I have thousands of hours on a few merc 4 stokes that get beat to hell in the duck marshes and has only skipped a beat once.

    The pee tube in the head got corroded shut. Other than that...flawless

    In reality, 580 is only 10% of daylight hours in two years. Use your boat once a weekend for two years and you have that many hours.

  3. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    I would rather buy a 5 year old motor with 800 hours than a 5 year old motor with 100 hours. As long as its been serviced regularly.
  4. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

    Is 580 hours considered a lot? I mean, that's only 200 hours a year. Doesn't seem like a lot of hours.
  5. Sheremeta

    Sheremeta Well-Known Member

    It all comes down to service and care.