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Old 11-30-2017, 05:41 PM
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I'm not knocking on Evinrude, but I've only owned Yamaha's, never been stranded or had any issues, I've always maintained them as well. I will say that, whenever I go to south America, Panama, Mexico, etc. to fish all I see on Panga's are Yamaha's, I've never seen one Evinrude honestly. My point is: obviously these outboards aren't maintained or even flushed once in a while, and still running strong, getting beat to death.
Old 11-30-2017, 06:03 PM
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^^^Yamaha bought those transoms too, figuratively speaking^^^

Pangas with a tiller 2 stroke were a world food bank/yam deal from the git go. Not the same Yams that our indigenous fanboys love
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by swaptrex View Post
I'm not knocking on Evinrude, but I've only owned Yamaha's, never been stranded or had any issues, I've always maintained them as well. I will say that, whenever I go to south America, Panama, Mexico, etc. to fish all I see on Panga's are Yamaha's, I've never seen one Evinrude honestly. My point is: obviously these outboards aren't maintained or even flushed once in a while, and still running strong, getting beat to death.
Guess where I saw these Fichts.


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Originally Posted by HTJ View Post
^^^Yamaha bought those transoms too, figuratively speaking^^^

Pangas with a tiller 2 stroke were a world food bank/yam deal from the git go. Not the same Yams that our indigenous fanboys love
ALL those motors were subsidized? BRP must have missed their chance. So much for the Enduro....
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Check out our videos of our 500 mile trip around the southern tip of Florida, we averaged well over 4mpg and I made the entire trip without having to refill the oil tank.

http://eastwardboats.com/bass_and_bays_012.htm
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
Check out our videos of our 500 mile trip around the southern tip of Florida, we averaged well over 4mpg and I made the entire trip without having to refill the oil tank.

http://eastwardboats.com/bass_and_bays_012.htm
There you go again injecting personal experience and facts into the debate. You know those have no place here...
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I've never seen a group of people act like children before....Really? You guys are like the helicopter parents of the marine world where thier kids are always the greatest. What happened to a logical, common sense conversation discussing the pluses and minuses of different motors without insulting someone's feelings....Damn....
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
I've never seen a group of people act like children before....Really? You guys are like the helicopter parents of the marine world where thier kids are always the greatest. What happened to a logical, common sense conversation discussing the pluses and minuses of different motors without insulting someone's feelings....Damn....
I totally agree, but unfortunately you can't rely on print ads, magazines or TV shows to tell the real truth about any outboard (or any other product) because ALL EDITORIAL is driven by ADVERTISING DOLLARS.......
The average boat owner is forced to sift through the BS to try and come up with the best buying decision they can.
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
I've never seen a group of people act like children before....Really? You guys are like the helicopter parents of the marine world where thier kids are always the greatest. What happened to a logical, common sense conversation discussing the pluses and minuses of different motors without insulting someone's feelings....Damn....
Well said and thank you sir

Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
I totally agree, but unfortunately you can't rely on print ads, magazines or TV shows to tell the real truth about any outboard (or any other product) because ALL EDITORIAL is driven by ADVERTISING DOLLARS.......
The average boat owner is forced to sift through the BS to try and come up with the best buying decision they can.
Also well said but the truly average boater buys what he sees on Saturday morning TV, or a Whaler, GW or SH because he has heard them mentioned often or the shiniest or most readily financed at the boat show. I honestly think being an educated and informed boater afflicts less than 10% - if it starts and runs most never seek more. A prime example of this is 90% of the used boats on the market still have a too low motor and wrong or too big prop from the factory. The THT for sale section is rife with such.
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Not directly related to the thread but I FINALLY saw my first G2 in the wild. To-date it was only at boat shows or dealers, but Saturday morning there one was.....on the back of a CC, trolling off of Point Lookout, MD.

Interestingly, the guys on the boat were just....fishing, like everyone else. They were not messing with the engine, pouring oil, or steering with ropes. The engine (a 300) was not smoking like chimney, and it did not sound like a chainsaw.....
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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
or steering with ropes. ....
hahah
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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
Not directly related to the thread but I FINALLY saw my first G2 in the wild. To-date it was only at boat shows or dealers, but Saturday morning there one was.....on the back of a CC, trolling off of Point Lookout, MD.

Interestingly, the guys on the boat were just....fishing, like everyone else. They were not messing with the engine, pouring oil, or steering with ropes. The engine (a 300) was not smoking like chimney, and it did not sound like a chainsaw.....
It must have been the wifi steering.
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Originally Posted by 6104696 View Post
Not directly related to the thread but I FINALLY saw my first G2 in the wild. To-date it was only at boat shows or dealers, but Saturday morning there one was.....on the back of a CC, trolling off of Point Lookout, MD.

Interestingly, the guys on the boat were just....fishing, like everyone else. They were not messing with the engine, pouring oil, or steering with ropes. The engine (a 300) was not smoking like chimney, and it did not sound like a chainsaw.....
Where was that fisherman with the broke ETEC G2 rope steering set up to get home, I remember seeing it once.
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Been in Evinrude training this week, the attributes of the G2 are growing on me.

Hands on on a bunch of G2's, a lot of nice features,, ICON Touch is sweet. Streamlined a bunch of stuff over the G1.
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Great thread. Does anyone know the price difference between the G2 2.7 200 and 3.4 200 HO?
The weight difference is minimal, which makes it difficult to go with the 2.7, unless it was offering significant value. I am a huge fan of the clean rigging tube, integrated steering and the efficiency. I really like the cowlings too.
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My local dealer was 2,000 difference. The HO 200 puts out close to 225HP.

So it’s cheap HP and torque.
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Originally Posted by WavetoWave View Post
Great thread. Does anyone know the price difference between the G2 2.7 200 and 3.4 200 HO?
The weight difference is minimal, which makes it difficult to go with the 2.7, unless it was offering significant value. I am a huge fan of the clean rigging tube, integrated steering and the efficiency. I really like the cowlings too.
You should ask Jeepman about this! I hear he really likes the smaller G2/200's over the HO for torque reasons..
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Jeepman did have a pretty interesting point about the different gear ratios between the two. In some applications, one may be more advantageous than the other. It will take smarter men than me to take this topic apart though.
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
Jeepman did have a pretty interesting point about the different gear ratios between the two. In some applications, one may be more advantageous than the other. It will take smarter men than me to take this topic apart though.
We went with the small blocks for this reason, also the price savings was around ~4500-5000 IIRC
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Originally Posted by opti250onglasstream View Post
Where was that fisherman with the broke ETEC G2 rope steering set up to get home, I remember seeing it once.

lol, that was me. power steering pump seized.

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