Having cheked out the service in our home - town gave me no alternative. Yamaha havent sold any big engines, they have no special equipment, they have to have laptop etc. sent from the capital 350 miles away. They dont do any service outside their store etc.(So that is why everybody has Evinrude in our hometown!) So I finally ordered 2 x 250hp Evinrude. Just hope that Bombard wants to sell good engines, not like the junk the Americans sold.
Have made calls to the three biggest Evinrude-garages in Norway and had their opinions though. They seem to be pleased with the new engines.
The older ones broke down, and when they were repairing them, the cylinder was always to small and they had to be rebored. The reason for the sylinder being so small was that the American equipment was so old and worn out.
Just thougt you should know if you ever should come across a 99 Evinrude. Anyway that seams unlikely. They are probably all dead or very close to it by now!
Have a nice one!