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Old 11-19-2017, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas 17 View Post
Twin 300s with 10 yr. warranty and idock was $43k plus tax best quote of three at FLIBS. If you’re in SFL, call Jamie at Coastline in Pompano.
Just read this and passing on to BIL who has the itch. Price quoted in Ohio to him was $28k plus install on his pontoon. Almost worth shipping it down.

He was quoted 28k + on a single 300 G2 but unsure if it was HO.

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Old 11-19-2017, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ReidPfromNC View Post
I just got new G2 300s installed on this Blackfin 29 Combi several weeks ago, and while it's still a little early to be touting greatness, the performance and economy appears outstanding.

Your images show the Evinrude G2s mounted as low as they will go. Unless your stern-bracket is positioned abnormally high, most G2 installations will have the motors mounted several holes up. They run higher on the transom than other makes of motors.

Watch your anti-ventilation plates at cruising or high speeds, trimmed for best performance, and see if they are on top of the water flow.

My guess is that you will see even better performance and economy with the motors raised up several holes, but fine-tuning does take trial and error.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by seahorse View Post
Your images show the Evinrude G2s mounted as low as they will go. Unless your stern-bracket is positioned abnormally high, most G2 installations will have the motors mounted several holes up. They run higher on the transom than other makes of motors.
Good eye seahorse. I don't want to derail this thread but you're spot on with two issues; we ARE mounted as low as we can go, but yes, turns out this bracket WAS mounted abnormally (2-3") higher. Appears we should have gone with 30" engines not 25s, but old 25" V8s were on it when we got the boat and we never had the opportunity to run those. The F250 powered boats are running 30s, which I realized "after" we were testing these. Currently we can use very little trim without ventilation, so we think we're looking at the 5" kits and then raising the engines up whatever it takes to find the right setup. Here's a pic of the old engine setup and bracket, whereas brackets on most other BF 29s are mounted at the factory boot top level or lower.


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Old 11-19-2017, 06:51 AM
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Great to hear the vast majority of owners love them. All things mechanical will have a few problems. Great to have another good option in the outboard market. This is coming from a Yamaha fan. I am seeing more of them in my area.
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Originally Posted by ReidPfromNC View Post
Good eye seahorse. I don't want to derail this thread but you're spot on with two issues; we ARE mounted as low as we can go, but yes, turns out this bracket WAS mounted abnormally (2-3") higher. Appears we should have gone with 30" engines not 25s, but old 25" V8s were on it when we got the boat and we never had the opportunity to run those. The F250 powered boats are running 30s, which I realized "after" we were testing these. Currently we can use very little trim without ventilation, so we think we're looking at the 5" kits and then raising the engines up whatever it takes to find the right setup. Here's a pic of the old engine setup and bracket, whereas brackets on most other BF 29s are mounted at the factory boot top level or lower.

Bob's could probably make a set of jack plates dilled with an offset if they aren't off far.
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Originally Posted by Reel Fas View Post
Bob's could probably make a set of jack plates dilled with an offset if they aren't off far.
We've seriously contemplated this after talking with several Evinrude experts at the recent Ft Lauderdale boat show. My only hesitation centers around this ultimately placing the cowling/engine even further down into the salt water, esp in the coming-off-plane rush of water, and also the resulting additional strain on a 31 yr old transom by setting the engines even further aft.
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Originally Posted by ReidPfromNC View Post
We've seriously contemplated this after talking with several Evinrude experts at the recent Ft Lauderdale boat show. My only hesitation centers around this ultimately placing the cowling/engine even further down into the salt water, esp in the coming-off-plane rush of water, and also the resulting additional strain on a 31 yr old transom by setting the engines even further aft.
I forgot the G2's naturally have a good bit of set back.
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Our fire Department put a pair of 300s on the back of our 30' Century CC that we built into a fire fighting and rescue boat. We have a large monitor and pump on the front deck and a lot of rescue equipment on board so we run pretty heavy. The lake we cover is at 5900 feet and they're able to get us on plane in about two boat lengths. They're extremely simple to run since they auto trim and the motors sync so the throttles match. That was important to us as not all of our Firefighters have a lot of twin motor experience. The push button winterization is an awesome feature as well. I can't say enough good about the motors. Last summer we pulled 4 people from the waters that would have died otherwise so they've definitely paid for themselves.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
Our fire Department put a pair of 300s on the back of our 30' Century CC that we built into a fire fighting and rescue boat. We have a large monitor and pump on the front deck and a lot of rescue equipment on board so we run pretty heavy. The lake we cover is at 5900 feet and they're able to get us on plane in about two boat lengths. They're extremely simple to run since they auto trim and the motors sync so the throttles match. That was important to us as not all of our Firefighters have a lot of twin motor experience. The push button winterization is an awesome feature as well. I can't say enough good about the motors. Last summer we pulled 4 people from the waters that would have died otherwise so they've definitely paid for themselves.
I just got to know did you get them in Red?
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:17 PM
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Absolutely! And they look dang good.
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
Someone give me an idea what twin 200 HO's should cost for my Reg.
I got a price of $49,000 out the door from two different places. 49K for twin 200's? WTF? That's $23,000 more than I can get a pair of Suzukis done for out the door, labor and everything included.
I have twin 200 HOs and I was thinking $35-37k with LCD display, icon controls and labor. The idock is another 5-6k. Are you comparing like engines set-up/fly by wire/ power steering/etc.? I know too that the dealers sell for way less than advertised MSRP so they force you to go in to ask to get real prices.

I will say this about my G2s, I have had some minor issues but evinrude went above and beyond to make it right. You call their tech support, they issue a case number to your engine serial numbers, and the efficiency of service is quick. I didn't even have to file warranty claim paperwork. It was just taken care of. The way it should be. Not saying the motor is perfect but they definitely stand behind their product. The torque is what will sell you on these motors. It's unbelievable until you experience it. My boat is 7k lbs loaded with deep vee and a single 200ho will put me on plane and WOT in the low 30s.

Keep in mind the 3.4 liter V6 200 HO is actually somewhere between 225-235 hp. Same block as the big hp motors just tuned all the way down from what I understand. Torque is what you are paying for between the 200 and 200 HO

To answer OP. Have had engines for about 300 hours. Overall pleased. Economy is great. Would go with them again.

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Old 11-19-2017, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
I think it depends on the model because the 200 HO is actually the lowest output on the 3.4L platform. The "HO" on that model is intended to distinguish it from the 2.7L 200.
Correct. I have the 200HO, and it's the same 3.4 block as the 225. The regular 200 is the smaller 2.7 block. Even though this HO model allowed use of the XD-100 setting, I keep mine on the TCW3 setting but still use xd100.
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I've got a pair of 300 G-2's on a new 31' Ocean Master that I took delivery of in June 2016. Only one issue so far with some exhaust pressure sensor that was bad on one motor that was quickly corrected under warranty. The motors are very strong and fuel efficient.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
Great to hear the vast majority of owners love them. All things mechanical will have a few problems. Great to have another good option in the outboard market. This is coming from a Yamaha fan. I am seeing more of them in my area.
I agree completely. It seems the only people that bad mouth them are the ones that have never owned one.

I want to thank everyone that responded. Greatly appreciate it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
Correct. I have the 200HO, and it's the same 3.4 block as the 225. The regular 200 is the smaller 2.7 block. Even though this HO model allowed use of the XD-100 setting, I keep mine on the TCW3 setting but still use xd100.
This is what I was asking on the first page. It was on the Etec Owner's Forum another poster mentioned. Basically they stated to always use the XD100; but, use the TCW3 setting. It gives a little extra oil (and piece of mind) if you run it hard often.
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About how much oil do you use per gallons of gas?
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About how much oil do you use per gallons of gas?
We averaged 1gal oil for 70gallons gas, I simply topped off each Rez with every 300 gallon fill up, and never had to touch it again till the next fill up.

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Old 11-23-2017, 07:51 AM
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Well.... Almost 60 posts and no unhappy owners. After over 40 hours this summer I'm happier than a clam in the sand with our 200 G2! Ran about $20k rigged.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:46 AM
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just wish they'd redesign the cowling. thing is ugly as sin
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I am loving the cowling. It is edgy and refreshingly bold in the face of the conventional, curved, collective boringness that hangs on the majority of transoms.
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