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Old 08-27-2010, 07:03 AM
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Post Evinrude 225 e-tec or Yamaha 300 hdpi

I cant deside beetween these two engines ?

I have heard nothing but good things about Evinrude .


2004 Yamaha 300 hdpi 600 hours in very good condition 8 249.8 $

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2006 Evinrude 225 E-tec 150 hours same condition as yamaha 10 000$


which one would you choose and why ?
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Well, 75 hp is a big difference. However, they type and size of the boat it's going on should be a huge factor. I don't know the weights of either, but I would believe the 300 has to weigh more. Sometimes bigger is not always better. From my perspective, the Etec is a great motor, I have two and they have been great. I don't know about the 300HDPI in particular, but I have heard the HPDI's are finicky. When they run, they run great, but can be very sensitive....don't know if that was limited to a certain hp or year.

For the age, hours and price, I would think you need to be getting those motors rigged and installed for that price. If the motors are not rigged and installed, is buying a 4 year old motor and giving up the warranty worth $5,000?
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thats the rib.
Grand S650GL

Length overall650 cm (21' 4")
Width overall 260 cm (8' 6")
Tube diameter55 cm (22")
Number of chambers 5
Loading capacity1400 kg (3080 lb)
Passenger capacity12
Engine shaft lengthlong (20")
Boat weight650 kg (1430 lbs)

And here new evinrude 225 e tec costs 25 384 $
and new 300 hdpi 27 922$
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That's alot of power for that rib.....unless you're in the coast guard, then you need twin 225's. Personally, I would go with the Etec, I believe that is all you will need to make that baby fly. I think the 300 may be a bit of overkill and a bit more fickle.
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Its a tender for my yacht . I like slightly overpowered crafts
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Btw. those engines weight the same.

I have heard that yamahas are plagued with problems ?
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OK-In similar posts in the past I would have chimed in that the Yamaha is the way to go. In this case, between the "known to have issues" HPDI 300 and E-Tech 225, Id have to agree with the E-Tech choice. ANY other Yamaha non HPDI I'd be swinging the other way! The New F-300 would be a swet choice, but more $ for sure! Close to 20,000 new.
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My 04 300s have been flawless. They need a lot of recalled updates. They don't put out near 300hp so it's not 75hp difference. The 300 will have little resale and are probably about unstealable for that reason.
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I vote for the E-TEC because of the color scheme ..... and the rest of the reasons mentioned. I don't know where "here" is, but as mentioned the updates on the 300HPDI may not be easily obtained. If the 280 ponies are that big of a deal, I'd look for a different engine. At 650kg though, the E-TEC should make that RIB move pretty darn well.
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ETEC.....the etec is a more refined DI 2 stroke than the hpdi....the big block hpdi's have a bad reputation whether it's deserved or not....I've heard that only the older ones had issues.....the etec will be quieter, smoother and less expensive to maintain......I've got twin 250's, 3 years...just over 300 hours...no issues......

I would also add this, I think the etec has a better reputation of handling ethanol fuel than the hpdi's....there are tons of threads about those dang vst filters and pumps on the yams'''...


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thats the rib.
Grand S650GL

Length overall650 cm (21' 4")
Width overall 260 cm (8' 6")
Tube diameter55 cm (22")
Number of chambers 5
Loading capacity1400 kg (3080 lb)
Passenger capacity12
Engine shaft lengthlong (20")
Boat weight650 kg (1430 lbs)

And here new evinrude 225 e tec costs 25 384 $
and new 300 hdpi 27 922$
E-Tec 100% better in my book......

Looks better
Cost Less
More reliable
Less weight
Less maintenance
Same or Better Warranty
Probably Better on infrequent usage

That's one beautiful Tender, I can only imagine what the Yacht looks like. Got any pic's of her.....

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there were a lot of issues with the 300 HPDI's and I'm a Yammi fan.......
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ETEC without a doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You'll need a jack plate of some kind too. The RIB is a 20" transom and both of those motors are 25".
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