Hey, saw a Sabre the other day with a Yamaha Vmax 150. Looks like it is the carb version since it doesnt say HDPI. I thought the carb and EFI motors were phased out a few years ago??? Does anyone think this Yamaha Vmax motor will have any issues with future EPA requirements?Also, how does the Sabre compare as a fishing platform to the Pantera Classic? Im a little concerned about side-to-side motion while fishing. My Pantera Classic does pretty good with minimal side-to-side motion.Also, can two people fish up front on a Sabre if I get the fishing deck extension?Thanks,David
The VMax 150 engines are still available, and Yamaha has enough EPA credits to continue offering them at this time. There will be no issues we know of outside of California. The Yamaha engines have to alter some products for sales in CA after the first of January. This engine will no be available for sale in California. We are leaving the boat questions to the owners who have owned or do own one.BCB
David I have fished several times out of my 03 sabre with two on deck. I wont say it was ideal as I do not have the flippin deck but we didnt seem to get in each others way very much. So with the deck extension I would say it is very doable.As far as side to side motion I do not notice my partners moving around, doesnt mean it isnt, just saying for me it isnt a problem that I notice
I have a Sabre w/ 175 and I have had 2 people fishing in the front several times. No it is not as big as a Classic and it does wobble a little but after a trip or 2, you get used to it. A 19 foot boat wobbles more than a 20 foot boat. Dont let that stop you from getting one. I love mine, it tows good and runs fast. If I dont catch fish it is NOT the boats fault.
Have not noticed any appreciable “wobble” with my 06 Sabre. I have the deck insert and there is plenty of room up there for 2, but Im not inviting anyone up there too often. Only complaint I have is how often I get out. And could someone turn the heat down a bit. Joe
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