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Posted - 03/23/2007 :  9:27:28 PM  Show Profile
Ok, I may be on to the boat I want, so here is my question. 05 Blazer Bay 2220 with a 150 Vmax, is this a good combination? Are there any issues with Vmax motors? And what's the difference between Vmax and regular 150 2s? You guys are great! I appreciate all the input you offer. I am learning tons. Its been about 8 yrs since my last boat. Alot has changed!

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Posted - 03/23/2007 :  10:54:22 PM  Show Profile
Never owned one but I've fished in one, and it was a nice boat. Never owned a VMAX either, but I haven't heard of any trouble. I'd be more worried about the motor being undersized for the boat.

I saw this on another forum:
"The regular carbureted Yamaha V6 150 has a 1.86 final gear ratio; the carbureted VMAX 150 has a 2.00."
Hope this helps.

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ed mcintyre

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Posted - 03/24/2007 :  03:10:01 AM  Show Profile
the v max is a bass boat engine, it has a shorter shaft than a saltwater engine. john pabst explained it to me a couple of years ago. ed

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Posted - 03/24/2007 :  12:52:20 PM  Show Profile
My sister has a 2170 Blazer, with the two of us heavy weights,plus eguipment, top speed is 42, not GPS. That's max rpm of 5200.She has a F-150 Yami. Now the 2220 is a heavier boat,I'm wondering what the VMax will do.

Arthur Frey
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Posted - 03/24/2007 :  7:14:46 PM  Show Profile
I have a Skeeter with a VMAX 150 EFI, not the HPDI. I love the engine, it is an 01, but it has started every time I turn the key. I tried a new prop and got even more speed out of the motor. I would highly suggest a Yami.


Maybe For Sure
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Posted - 03/24/2007 :  8:26:17 PM  Show Profile
Thats good information guys. I was wanting to hear from some of the people who have the 150s 2s on 22' boats to find out what the real performance is on that big a boat. I hear that the blazer Bay's are a little liter then equal length boats for the most part, true or no? If so, then maybe the 150 won't be under powered. ?? Speaking with the owner he claims the 2220 will run 49 with him and a 2nd person with average load of gear and full tank, at 5800 rpm. ??? Sound right? He didn't say if that was gps or speedo. 4 people loaded down he says expect about 42 all out. and cruise at 30 at 3500 to 4000 rpm. ?? I don't want a dog, but don't have to have the fastest boat on the water, even though I would love that. Thanks again.

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doc beatty
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Posted - 03/25/2007 :  4:54:37 PM  Show Profile
I had a 2000 150 v-max carbed on a bass hull. 3 power heads later yamaha got it right but heck I sold it and went black. I probably got a lemon but it fried 3 times in 1.5 years. They all make an occasional lemon but I had enough after 3 times. The might Yamaha reputation is not what it used to be.

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Posted - 03/25/2007 :  8:17:05 PM  Show Profile
The VMax is just a 20" shaft outboard. Nothing more.

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Posted - 03/26/2007 :  12:22:48 PM  Show Profile
Jim, I have the 150 Hp Yamaha HPDI (on a 19' bayboat), and one of my fishing buddies has the 150 Hp Yamaha V-Max (on a 19'Ranger bass boat). Basically the same engine except the shorter shaft on the V-Max like some of the guys said. Mine is a 2004 model and my friend's is also a 2004. We both have about 100 hours on them and no problems. They're much more fuel efficient than the carb versions, and quieter. Start 1st crank every time. The whole shot is so good, better hold onto something when you give it the gas. I get about 4.25 mpg on mine if I don't run it WOT. I cruise at ~45-48 mph. Some 4 strokers get 6 mpg if you don't run them too hard. But, 4 strokes drop fuel efficienty badly if you run them hard.

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