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Old 02-08-2021, 12:34 PM   #3
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I have been looking at reviews for the Yamaha 200 hp. Many have stated problems and shutdowns involving gears. They say the gear is made of a fiber material and subsequently shreds with usage. I don not know what the years were of the engines. Does anyone have knowledge of or experience with the Yahama 200 hp. Seriously I would not think an outboard would not have metal gears. My last outboard was a 200 Mercury on Cape Cod and had that for 20 years until I sold the boat Truly a workhorse, never did anything except put fuel in it. Did replace the impeller once. Come spring. just turned the key and it started immediately. Also any thoughts on the Mercury at this time.

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