Running in the Yamaha 9.9 HP 4 Stroke Outboard

It’s 5:30 am and we are currently heading off to Redcar to test out my new Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke outboard motor.  We’d packed most of the kit the night before to allow for a quick getaway at first light.  The main reason for this excursion is to continue the running in period on open water and to see how well it performs on one of my inflatable boats.  We will start off the second hour of the running in process and if all goes well maybe try for a few fish on the way back.  The plan is to head off from Redcar and head down towards Saltburn then maybe onto Skinningrove if the weather remains with us.  I’ve been trying to get out now for over a month to test this but the weather had let me down time and time again with the best weather falling on my work days and hardly ever on my rest days.  Typical.

We’ve had to leave the Honda Honwave T38 inflatable boat at home due to a problem with the launch wheels.  This was the boat we’d bought the outboard for originally so for now we’ll be using the Seapro 340 airdeck inflatable boat instead.

Redcar beach

A nice calm day.  That’s what we like to see.  As we park up on the launch slipway we can see other people having the same idea and taking advantage of the break in the weather.  We can see couple of kayaking friends heading out for the day for a spot of fishing.

Setting up the Seapro and Yamaha 9.9

Assembling the inflatable boat is quite an easy process with the rechargeable pump.  This gets the boat inflated in about 10 minutes or less and with the launch wheels on it can be wheeled to the waters edge.


Yamaha 9.9 and Seapro 340 at Redcar UK


Yamaha 9.9 outboard motor side view


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