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Old 06-29-2017, 05:25 AM   #41
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Had my 300 for a year no problems. Instant hole shot and instant throttle response at any RPM. Mine sips oil and fuel... love it.

A sea trial will seal the deal, have check book with you.
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:10 PM   #42
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Love my engines.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:12 AM   #43
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Care to tell us the OTD price for this 200 G2? It's not the HO, right?
A little over $20k plus tax. That includes $1200 labor in rigging, ICom 4.3" display.
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:08 AM   #44
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I bought mine in March and was sold on the 10 year warranty. After not having a bigger OB in years I was shocked at the power, take off, and all out performance of my 150 HO.
We just got back from a two week vacation and I had to keep the boat on a mooring ball which with this motor was a piece of cake. I had waders(we were in UP Michigan) and I would walk out to boat, untie the line I had running to shore and then the line to mooring ball. I would just push boat out to just about chest high and lower engine at the engine control buttons and get in and fire it up..........no choking needed and I put 47 hours on her in two weeks. The boat is a Starcraft 186 Titan and with the 99" beam sure trims itself and steers like a race car.
I had a guy playing with me the one morning with a 200 Mercury on a walleye boat and I wanted to see what I could do against him and with only me in it, 1/2 tank fuel I got it up to 51mph on gps. He came over before setting up for trolling and took some pictures and asked alot of questions mostly about the oil consumption. According to the Evinrude computer, in the 90 hours since I bought it new,I have only used 3/4 of a gallon of oil. I'm still learning the instrumentation on this thing but it breaks down everything. I was told that the 150 HO is equal to a 175 4 stroke BUT I can't prove it. I know I beat that walleye boat by quite a distance as he couldn't get his trimmed properly .........so he said.
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I love the mileage too.

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I love the mileage too.

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remind me what boat was that on!!!!????!!
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remind me what boat was that on!!!!????!!
We were getting 1.9mpg out of my twin 250s the other day with 1/2 tank of fuel. My boat is a 1996 proline 2950. But that was dad flat conditions no wind or current.

We did a trip to the norfolk canyons full fuel, gear, ice, we averaged 1.7 mpg on a 200 mile trip. Burned about 125 gallons of fuel

I am curious what he owns as well.
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It's an Ocean Master, typically only runs etecs. Adam, he's from BOB.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:34 AM   #49
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Is there a general consensus on how G2's are mounted vs. G1's or other outboards?

I thought I heard they should be mounted higher than other engines due to the bracket design and more weight being aft.
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Ran freighted down the Kennebec River here over the weekend to Boothbay Harbor. This has become a yearly tradition for us with 3 other couples. My 212 is placarded at 8 persons. We were there. I was fortunate this year to have a buddy in his 27' Sailfish following us with his new GF so we loaded our luggage in his boat. After two years with the old 150, the G2 was outstanding in every measure. The ability to plain without having everyone move amidships or forward was amazing. Sure it took a little longer than if it were only 2 on board but with the old one I was WOT for probably 20-30 seconds before we finally got comfortably on plain. Now, 10-12 seconds tops and still never ran to 5500 rpm as I was pulling the throttle back around 5k. We cruised at 4000 rpm running 30 mph in pretty calm water burning around 9 gph and 3.5 mpg. What an outstanding engine.
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Is there a general consensus on how G2's are mounted vs. G1's or other outboards?

I thought I heard they should be mounted higher than other engines due to the bracket design and more weight being aft.

The most efficient engine height is usually trial and error and depends on the boat hull design and other factors.

As a rule of thumb, a G2 is initially mounted about 1 or 2 holes higher than a G1 or other make of outboard, but it may vary with the boat.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:12 AM   #52
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Just put about 25 hours on my new G2 300. No problems so far and very impressed with throttle response, fly by wire controlling, power steering assist is butter, still playing with the I-Trim feature, I'm seeing good fuel economy. Not sure on the oil burn yet. Sound was a litte louder or different at first but I'm already used to it.
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According to the Evinrude computer, in the 90 hours since I bought it new,I have only used 3/4 of a gallon of oil.
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Hmmmmm 1 of 3 responding owners has a catastrophic failure at 400 hours. Wonder if this is a common issue or an isolated case.

Repower is in our future, and have been looking to get Rude.


Catastrophic failure?? where do you read that?
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I don't see anything in MY statement funny.......Facts are facts!
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I don't see anything in MY statement funny.......Facts are facts!
I was implying laughable and not funny.

Just pretend you use your motor as normal - most of the time at cruise RPM, some idling/trolling and occasionally giving it a burst at WOT. If you want to be more scientific it's called ICOMIA duty cycle, is an "average of averages" for how engines are loaded and used. Hecks let's even pretend across that 90 hours you did more trolling/idling than running but still experienced a mean fuel burn of 3gal/hr - To have only consumed .75 gal of oil would mean an oiling ratio of over 300:1 and that is down right unbelievable.

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1 Idle 40%
2 40% of max 25%
3 60% of max 15%
4 80% of max 14%
5 max speed 6%
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Does he mean 3/4 of a tank of oil? It's a 3 gallon tank. Perhaps he just mis-stated what he was trying to say. But I do know that how the non-Evinrude crowd loves to troll threads like this. It's helpful that you're keeping with the OPs desire for ACTUAL G2 experience, not actual G2 trolling experience....
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #58
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Got my 300G2 in Jan. Of 2015. I will admit we had our trials and tribulations but the customer service was great! Still very glad we chose the G2. Brought it in for 500 hour service last Jan. and an oil leak was discovered. They decided to replace the power head,probably wanted to go through it to find out why it was leaking oil...
Been another hundred hours or so and all is well. Very happy with the performance of this motor,it's on Andros Tarpon 26 and we average over 3 miles per gal.
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capcatchall, Did you try a RX4 on that rig? If not do yourself a favor, you will be surprised.

Really nice set up.
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Does he mean 3/4 of a tank of oil? It's a 3 gallon tank. Perhaps he just mis-stated what he was trying to say. But I do know that how the non-Evinrude crowd loves to troll threads like this. It's helpful that you're keeping with the OPs desire for ACTUAL G2 experience, not actual G2 trolling experience....
maybe he idled for 90hours. maybe not. if not, does 300-1 fuel to oil ratio sound reasonable or rational to you? Care to try it on your engine?

if the guy mistyped, fine, then he should clarify. otherwise you have to go with what he actually posted.
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