Monday, May 31, 2010

First Yamaha Outboard Turns 50

This year, the very first Yamaha outboard celebrates its 50th anniversary. In March 2010, the company produced its nine millionth outboard. Now, 50 years on from that very first
outboard, Yamaha offers over a thousand different model variants. The story began in 1960 with the introduction of that first outboard model, the revolutionary 7 hp Yamaha P-7.

It took 36 years before total production reached the 5 millionth unit milestone, which was achieved in March of 1996 and 10 years later in October 2006, the total reached 8 million units. However, production of the next million Yamaha outboards, to the figure of 9 million, has been achieved in just over 3 years.

Currently, Yamaha outboards are produced at five factories in Japan, France and Brazil.

“Every aspect of manufacture is painstakingly controlled - from materials and machining, heat treatment, painting and assembly, all the way through to quality assessment and testing. It’s how we build the Yamaha reputation for matchless performance and absolute reliability into each and every product,” a company statement reads.

The Japanese company recently introduced new production technologies at the Fukuroi South factory, the increased use of super-accurate robotic machines on the paint line and a more efficient ‘modular’ production system. Other innovations include the increased use of natural light for working as well as the installation of a water recycling system.

“Moving forward, Yamaha Motor continues to develop and exploit new technologies that not only improve product performance but which satisfy the increasingly important environmental manufacturing standards demanded of manufacturers in every sphere of industry today,”
the statement further adds

Yamaha 25 HP 2Stroke

If you’re a boater who demands the very best at a reasonable price then Yamaha’s 25 HP engine is for you. Built around a proven formula, the 25 HP provides everything you’d expect from a Yamaha motor; great performance matched with legendary reliability.

This range of hard working outboards offer excellent value and no frills reliability. Simple as that, really!

Engine Type2-Stroke, In-line 2
Displacement496 cc
Bore x Stroke72 x 61 mm
Recommended Max RPM5000-5500
Lubrication SystemPre-mixing
Fuel ManagementCarb
Starter SystemManual
Lighting Coil12V - 80W
Operation MethodTiller handle
Trim & Tilt MethodManual tilt
Fuel Tank Capacity24 L
Gear Ratio2.08 : 1
OEDA Emission Rating1
  • 25DMHL : 568 mm / DMHS : 441mm
  • 25DMHL :40 kg / DMHS :38 kg

NEW!!!!!! Yamalube Outboard Pail

1 Drum (200L) is too big and too much for you??? Try our new Yamalube Outboard oil in pail which contains 20 liters of oil. Easy to store and carry to your boat.

Yamalube Outboard Oil is also availabe in bottles (1 Liter and 4 Liters)

Contact your local authorised Yamaha Marine Dealer for more information.
Status: Ready Stock

Yamaha F100 4Stroke


Power and Precision

The Yamaha F100 it designed to make your time on the water easy. Smooth starting, whisper quiet operation and great fuel economy make operating this outboard an absolute pleasure.

An inline four cylinder configuration with its double overhead camshaft and four valves on each cylinder allows smooth exchange of intake fuel and exhaust for more power. This is matched with an electric fuel injection system that delivers just the right fuel/air mixture for any load and speed for excellent power and economy.

The F100 comes standard with digital gauges and can also be connected to the leading edge Yamaha Digital Network System with fuel management as an optional extra.

Engine Type4-Stroke, 16 Valve DOHC Direct Action In-line 4
Displacement1596 cc
Bore x Stroke79 x 81.4 mm
Recommended Max RPM5500-6000
Lubrication SystemWet-sump
Fuel ManagementEFI
Starter SystemElectric
Alternator Output12V - 25A with rectifier regulator
Operation MethodRemote control
Trim & Tilt MethodPower trim & tilt
Digital GuagesStandard
Digital Network Guages with Fuel ManagementOptional
Gear Ratio2.31 : 1
  • F100BETL : 516mm
  • F100BETX : 643mm
  • F100BETL : 184.8 kg
  • F100BETX : 189.5 kg

Guide Of Maintaining Your Yamaha Outboard Engine Part II

6. Forgetting to Check the Oil

What It Does: Oh, yeah, boaters neglect this all the time. Checking the oil is necessary every time you use your boat. Non-use of boats can cause seals and gaskets to fail as they dry out. This can accelerate oil leaks.

Result Of Neglect: Going to sea with a twoquart oil shortage can damage valves, rocker bearings or cranks — and very quickly at the high rpm ranges where boats run.

Solution: The easiest way is to send your engine to local authorized dealer for checking and ask them to use only Yamalube Outboard Oil.

Penalty: Lose a power head or engine block and shell out $10,000 or more.

7. Running on a Damaged, Out-of-Balance Prop

What It Does: Props turn the energy of the engine into propulsion by pushing and pulling on the water. When they are undamaged, they spin smoothly with no vibration.

Result Of Neglect: Ding, dent or knick one badly enough and it will vibrate even though it may still push the boat. You may or may not be able to feel the vibration, but it will cause shaft “cancer,” shake the shaft, erode the seals and maybe even damage bearings and gears.

Solution: Do not use Non Genuine Propeller as it will not last long. Replace only with a Genuine Yamaha propeller. Repairing the prop is another optional.

Penalty: Keep on spinning that damaged wheel and plan to buy a new gear case and a prop to boot

8. Running the Battery Down

What It Does: Batteries are made to burn while starting the engine and running lights, engine electronics, marine electronics and stereos, but most batteries are destroyed at the dock during storage. Keep an automatic charger on the batteries to keep them fresh.

Result Of Neglect: Batteries that should last three years won’t last one year if you fully discharge them even a few times a season.

Solution: Replace with a new battery or recharge your old battery to keep it fresh and conditioned. Plug it in whenever your boat is in storage to keep it topped off.

Penalty: Don’t condition-charge and you’ll buy a new battery every season. Keep batteries charged and save the cost of the charger over three years — and end those embarrassing moments at the dock.

9. Not Flushing Salt Water from the Engines

What It Does: Many engines take in cooling water from the sea. The water works great. There is a ready supply of it, but it’s corrosive.

Result Of Neglect: If you leave that salty water in the engine when you store your boat, it can corrode and block the engine’s cooling jackets, destroying it.

Solution: Free! Yamaha technicians say one of the biggest causes of engine failure is failing to hook up a garden hose to the engine and flush it with fresh water.

Penalty: Buy a new outboard!

10. Forgetting to Service the Water Pump Regularly

What It Does: The pump impeller is made of a flexible, rubber-like material that degrades over time. Changing it ensures water flow, but equally important, changing it regularly ensures that the screws that hold the gear-case housing together do not corrode and lock tight.

Result Of Neglect: The most obvious and immediate effect is an overheating engine, which will at best end your boating day, and at worst burn up your engine.

Solution: DO NOT use non-genuine Yamaha impeller as it only waste your money. Replace broken impeller only with Genuine Yamaha Outboard impeller which is long lasting. DO NOT use non-genuine

Penalty: Even if the water pressure gauge indicates all is well on a threeyear- old pump, those screws might be welding the gear case together. If they do, you’ll replace the gear case for thousands, not hundreds, of dollars.