Y-Marina, Oregon - December 2018 Update

Ryan Lancaster of Y-Marina, is always good for a knowledgeable yarn. Our catch-up last week was no exception...

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better finger on the pulse of local fishing and boating than your resident dealership. As service agents for charter vessels and the better amateurs, these guys hear all the gossip.


While it may seem a little ungrateful to complain about a lack of rain in Winter, the abnormally moderate weather and low rainfall maybe having a detrimental effect on the salmon run. Low river levels seem to be trapping fish at sea when they should be well up the rivers spawning by now.

Ironically enough, the upshot of the situation seems to be reasonable fishing at sea, with fish still being taken as far out as the second can.

Guides are reporting the presence of thousands of fish in the deep, although getting a bite can be tough as they aren’t really on the chew. Perhaps the best advice is to fish early or late at the optimal times of day. Alternatively, be patient and wait until the run starts as it could be productive.

Stabicraft 2500 UltraCab


The Portland Boat Show is arguably the most significant event in the boating calendar, so it’s worth reminding people Team Y-Marina will be there in force. Fans of the Stabicraft brand will be pleased with the line-up Ryan’s team has earmarked for display. Hopefully, a few newcomers get their heads turned as well.

The show kicks off on the 9th of January and runs for five-days through to the 13th, with doors open from 11 am to 9 pm weekdays, 10 am to 8 pm Saturday and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

We can confirm tickets are on sale and you can save $10 on admission by visiting https://www.pdxboatshow.com/show-information/, and filling out the form to access a promo code.

At the day of writing we are unable to offer a stand number, but if Ryan provides any updates before the doors open, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, lock these details into your calendar:

What: The Portland Boatshow

Where: Portland Expo Center

When: January 9 – 13, 2019

Stabicraft 1550 Fisher


As of today, there are no valid promotions in play. As Ryan points out, this is normal in the lead up to a major show like Portland. With a high likelihood of electronics and outboard promotion announcements aimed at show attendees, again, keep your ears on and we’ll update you as soon as we know anything concrete.


Ryan is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Yamaha certified outboard technician, by way of Alaska and Hawaii. Trevor Plourd brings 15-years’ experience to the team.

As part of on-going upgrades, Y-Marina will be rolling out a new service desk in the showroom. Ryan feels the key improvement from a customer viewpoint will be the team’s ability to pay more focused attention to clients of the service business. Service is an essential component of any dealership and one Y-Marina continues to build on.

Strabicraft 1650 Fisher


If you haven’t winterized your boat already, Ryan strongly recommends you get to it soon!

Y-Marina’s service team stresses the importance of winterization, a process vital to trouble-free Spring boating.

The implementation of a new program of fuel stabilization and cylinder fogging, supported by a general review of the whole vessel, is yet another component of the company’s continually refined service offering.

Pricing is outboard dependent, so the best course of action is to contact Y-Marina directly. Contact details are here:

Coos Bay - 1307 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Call: 541.888.5501

Florence - 2520 Highway 101 Florence, OR 97439. Call: 541-590-331

Stabicraft 2750 Centercab


Fuel Stabilization Modern ethanol-blended fuels are susceptible to moisture absorption, and as the weather cools the water tends to separate forming a corrosive water/fuel blend. There’s potential for damage to almost all surfaces encountering the destructive liquid, including most metallic parts and rubber seals.

Gasoline also decomposes over time exacerbating the problem. The addition of a quality fuel stabilizer will help mitigate such issues.

Cylinder Fogging Oregon’s typically moisture-laden air enters the internals of a combustion engine via the air-intake system. As the water condenses out on the cold internal surfaces, there’s potential for corrosive damage to the inside of the combustion chamber.

Unlike older two-stroke engines, where a protective oily residue usually coats the internals, newer four-strokes can be all but oil-free inside. The addition of fogging oil is a positive step to reduce the potential for damage during the lay-over months.

Battery removal While often excluded from a standard winterization service, if practical, battery removal is worth considering in some circumstances. Fully-charged batteries are not likely to freeze but as they become discharged, the possibility of freezing increases. Frozen batteries can exhibit plate distortion or even a cracked housing, allowing battery acid to leak out as it thaws.


COOS BAY - 1307 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420. Call: 541.888.5501

FLORENCE- 2520 Highway 101 Florence, OR 97439. Call: 541-590-3313

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Visit the Y-Marina website: https://www.ymarinaboats.com/



Ryan and the Y-Marina team are pleased to support Stabicraft with a range of vessels which includes the best-selling Stabicraft model ever, the 1550 Fisher.

Yet to arrive at the yard and so additional to the listed Stabicraft models are another 1550 Fisher, a 2500 Ultracab and 2750 Ultra Centercab.

To view the Stabicraft range currently available at Y-Marina, click here: www.ymarinaboats.com

Stabicraft 1550 Fisher - View at Y-Marina

2019 Stabicraft 2050 Super Cab - View at YMarina

2019 Stabicraft 2750 Ultra Centrecab - View at YMarina

2018 Stabicraft 1850 Fisher - View at YMarina

2015 Stabicraft 2100 Supercab - View at YMarina