I know there were problems with the older Sho's but what about the 2012 200hp? I'm looking at one for sale here locally and was needing some input before making a decision. Any known problems with this make and model? The engine has very few hours on it and well taken care of. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.
Dont think the block on the 2012s are the same as the 2010 and early 2011 blocks. But i honestly would rather get a used 2010 or 2011 motor as chances are the power head will be under warranty until 2019 or until its swap for a new updated block.
Went and looked at the boat and the Manufacturers sticker on the motor said 12/10. So I'm assuming I should stay away from this boat. It was registered in 2012, that's why he thought the motor was a 2012.
Call yamaha marines customer service number and give them that info. Say you plan on purchasing a boat with that motor and serial but heard of a potential problem with premature wearing to the powerhead and want to be sure that block isnt affected, and if it is, they will offer you a free powerhead replacement done anytime before 2019.