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Suzuki DF350 - anyone actually running them on their boat right now?

Old 08-22-2017, 07:41 PM
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Default Suzuki DF350 - anyone actually running them on their boat right now?

Like the title says "Suzuki DF350 - anyone actually running them on their boat right now?" I'm thinking of repowering and curious initial impressions, 100 Hr or 500 Hr impressions,
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:17 PM
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I know Outboard Specialties have repowered 4 boats with 350's. Maybe they can but you in contact with the owners.
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I'm interested as well.

There is a little information on the Outboard Specialties forum, but I'm sure you know this. I just don't think many have been put on, yet. Some of the dealers I've talked to say they don't expect to have any until September.
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Pretty sure dealers are just now getting production motors in. I wouldn't count on 100 hour reviews for 4-6 months.
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https://www.facebook.com/signatureboats/?fref=ts
Aus/NZ Suzuki dealer just stuck 2 - 350s On the back of a Haines signature 788mtr. No write up yet of performance figures.
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If things stay the way they are... my next boat will have them... but like the OP... I want to hear after some owners have some use.
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I'm always fearful of "new" technology. Too many nightmare stories of engines coming to market and the poor owners suffer.
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First batch of productions motors getting hung right now, literally #1. This is my personal boat, probably another week or so before boat is splashed though, still doing electronics, JL audio system, lighting, etc...

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Looking forward to you review.


What kind of boat?
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Guess it makes it easier that you don't need to stock RH and LH motors? Will be easier to sell too.

Look forward to report on how they run.
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
Guess it makes it easier that you don't need to stock RH and LH motors? Will be easier to sell too.

Look forward to report on how they run.


But now 8 props instead of four on a quad. $$$
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Originally Posted by waitnonabump View Post
But now 8 props instead of four on a quad. $$$
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that a guy who buys a boat that can handle quads, pay insurance on said boat, have a place to park it, and put fuel in it is probably not too worried about the cost of a couple extra props.
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Originally Posted by Jon H View Post
Looking forward to you review.


What kind of boat?
Its a 39 SeaveeZ
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I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that a guy who buys a boat that can handle quads, pay insurance on said boat, have a place to park it, and put fuel in it is probably not too worried about the cost of a couple extra props.
I agree. However charter guys do. Especially since they go through props due to high hours and impacts
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I agree. However charter guys do. Especially since they go through props due to high hours and impacts
First set of quads was on a charter boat.
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
Guess it makes it easier that you don't need to stock RH and LH motors? Will be easier to sell too.

Look forward to report on how they run.
Stocking is easier for sure but the AP motors with selective rotation have helped that already since they came out in 2012. Available on 300, 250, 200, 175, and 150.
The single engine applications benefit huge because of this too because you don't get the steering torque plus it backs down straighter.

My apologies to the OP, I didn't mean to hijack the thread I just wanted to make note that production motors are just now starting to hit select dealerships in limited supply so there is not much customer data yet. The guys with the 37 freeman have the most time on them so far for actual customers, you might be able to reach out to them. They are great guys that run Hang em High sport fishing.
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Forgot all about the selective rotation! Would love to run one of these on my next boat.
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