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Old 11-23-2017, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
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.
This. Nothing and I mean NOTHING looks worse on the transom of a beautiful 34' CC than those ugly blue/gray lumps. Like a supermodel wearing Crocs.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:58 AM
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I'll take the supermodel in crocks. It says that I'm high performance and low maintenance, with a dash of sense of humor.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by HarborRd View Post
just wish they'd redesign the cowling. thing is ugly as sin
I thought so too when I first saw them; but,...............

Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
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.
I've changed my mind and agree with trout25red, I like them! Yamaha just seems so boring!
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
I'll take the supermodel in crocks. It says that I'm high performance and low maintenance, with a dash of sense of humor.
Haha thats funny a low maintaince yamaha.
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by smccormick View Post
I'll take the supermodel in crocks. It says that I'm high performance and low maintenance, with a dash of sense of humor.
that's funny right there...
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by xp8103 View Post
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.
Only about 10 owners though. I only saw 2 G2 powered boats in my marina (large marina). With that said, they're very happy with theirs.
The guy in a slip 2 boats down from me has had his twin 300s on a Robalo R300 for 2 seasons now with 0 issues.. I think his only problem is that I've never seen his boat leave the slip...
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
Only about 10 owners though. I only saw 2 G2 powered boats in my marina (large marina). With that said, they're very happy with theirs.
The guy in a slip 2 boats down from me has had his twin 300s on a Robalo R300 for 2 seasons now with 0 issues.. I think his only problem is that I've never seen his boat leave the slip...
I have started to see a decent amount of G2 owners in CT this summer, especially the closer you get to Westbrook.
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I have started to see a decent amount of G2 owners in CT this summer, especially the closer you get to Westbrook.
I'm in brewers in Westbrook.
I don't see it. drive by Atlantic outboard... the largest evinrude dealer (and yamaha)in the area, and 90% of the new boats there don't have evinrudes on the transom... they just don't seem to be catching on in our area IMO. Not trying to bad mouth them as I'd have no problem having then hanging on my boat... even after owning twin Fichts back in the day, which actually treated us well.
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
I'm in brewers in Westbrook.
I don't see it. drive by Atlantic outboard... the largest evinrude dealer (and yamaha)in the area, and 90% of the new boats there don't have evinrudes on the transom... they just don't seem to be catching on in our area IMO. Not trying to bad mouth them as I'd have no problem having then hanging on my boat... even after owning twin Fichts back in the day, which actually treated us well.
I didn't see many around here until this year. They are starting to catch on. Hard to ignore the better fuel economy at higher speeds.
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
I'm in brewers in Westbrook.
I don't see it. drive by Atlantic outboard... the largest evinrude dealer (and yamaha)in the area, and 90% of the new boats there don't have evinrudes on the transom... they just don't seem to be catching on in our area IMO. Not trying to bad mouth them as I'd have no problem having then hanging on my boat... even after owning twin Fichts back in the day, which actually treated us well.
Dont see them on new transoms because those are bought and paid for.
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one more happy owner chiming in. one now has 300 hours on it and lived through irma. the other has 150 hours on it and is wintering in n.j. one self inflicted problem and warranty even covered that.
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
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.
I love the ability to look at lower unit fluid from the cowling. Aside from that, they are ugly. The hook? I don't care about them being ugly. I want reliable, performance, and economy.

I think if you buy them right you can get economy and performance (economy to install and to operate)... but I'm not convinced on the reliability yet -- given the company's past performance.
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BRP is not OMC. If you follow the history, they cleaned up operations really well. There were stories about the BRP engineers arriving at the Evinrude plant and being startled at the number of components out of spec, etc. They trashed them. They went on to re-engineer the Ficht to the Etec, which has proved itself a very reliable engine. They then started with a clean sheet of paper and designed and produced the most modern outboard engine on the market.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I love the ability to look at lower unit fluid from the cowling. Aside from that, they are ugly. The hook? I don't care about them being ugly. I want reliable, performance, and economy.

I think if you buy them right you can get economy and performance (economy to install and to operate)... but I'm not convinced on the reliability yet -- given the company's past performance.
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From the Great lakes area I can say that I sure get alot of interest in my 150 G2 HO from others at the boat launch. I had only one couple very serious about the engine until cost issue came up and she said something about "maybe on our next one". I believe that Yamaha has teamed up with the Lund and Alumacraft dealers( the package boats) are sold with those and not much repowering around here. BP and Cabelas are biggest dealers within 100 miles and you can't find a a Evinrude near those places. I would not drop down from my Starcraft and have no idea how can anyone looking at new boats can overlook a 10 year warranty as Evinrude has out again. Cleveland and Detroit boat shows will be interesting this year as these areas have been hit hard by job loss in past years but more seem to be working now with Jeep carrying the area.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:34 PM
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I'm in a conundrum on what to do. I currently have a 2004 Yamaha F225 with 1200 hrs on it. It's mounted on the back of a Grady-White 228 Seafarer, just bought this package back in April. I've had all the exhaust done and some other parts replaced. Motor runs fine the best I can tell.

I work for a Evinrude dealer and the Evinrude rep has been working with me on pricing of a new 250 HO G2 and digital controls. I've also been working with my Yamaha people on pricing out a new F250 with digital controls.

Cannot make up my mind, one minute I'm staying with Yamaha because that's what Grady's are supposed to have, the next I'm looking hard at the G2, torque, fuel burn, little bit lighter, 10 year warranty and no BS about warranty issues and I work on them as a certified technician. Seems cut and dried, but I'm still going back and forth.

What to do, what to do?
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Originally Posted by In Agreement View Post
I'm in a conundrum on what to do. I currently have a 2004 Yamaha F225 with 1200 hrs on it. It's mounted on the back of a Grady-White 228 Seafarer, just bought this package back in April. I've had all the exhaust done and some other parts replaced. Motor runs fine the best I can tell.

I work for a Evinrude dealer and the Evinrude rep has been working with me on pricing of a new 250 HO G2 and digital controls. I've also been working with my Yamaha people on pricing out a new F250 with digital controls.

Cannot make up my mind, one minute I'm staying with Yamaha because that's what Grady's are supposed to have, the next I'm looking hard at the G2, torque, fuel burn, little bit lighter, 10 year warranty and no BS about warranty issues and I work on them as a certified technician. Seems cut and dried, but I'm still going back and forth.

What to do, what to do?
What prices were you quoted for each? I would go Evinrude since you are a Evinrude tech and you can attest to the quality of the Evinrudes no BS warranty.

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Originally Posted by In Agreement View Post

Cannot make up my mind, one minute I'm staying with Yamaha because that's what Grady's are supposed to have, the next I'm looking hard at the G2, torque, fuel burn, little bit lighter, 10 year warranty and no BS about warranty issues and I work on them as a certified technician. Seems cut and dried, but I'm still going back and forth.

What to do, what to do?

Look at it this way, let's say in 6 years you want a bigger motor or a different boat. If you had a Yamaha, you would be selling or trading it in AS IS, no warranty to the new buyer.

If you have the Evinrude G2 on the back, you now offer the prospective buyer 4 years of additional factory coverage. Now which motor would be worth more to a boater, a 6 year old one with no protection at all or an Evinrude with 4 more years of complete factory protection coverage?

I think you know your answer.
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Originally Posted by In Agreement View Post
I'm in a conundrum on what to do. I currently have a 2004 Yamaha F225 with 1200 hrs on it. It's mounted on the back of a Grady-White 228 Seafarer, just bought this package back in April. I've had all the exhaust done and some other parts replaced. Motor runs fine the best I can tell.

I work for a Evinrude dealer and the Evinrude rep has been working with me on pricing of a new 250 HO G2 and digital controls. I've also been working with my Yamaha people on pricing out a new F250 with digital controls.

Cannot make up my mind, one minute I'm staying with Yamaha because that's what Grady's are supposed to have, the next I'm looking hard at the G2, torque, fuel burn, little bit lighter, 10 year warranty and no BS about warranty issues and I work on them as a certified technician. Seems cut and dried, but I'm still going back and forth.

What to do, what to do?
With the work you did to the F225, why replace it?? The exhaust is really the only issue with that motor, otherwise, she's just broken in and ready for at least another 1200 hours.
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Originally Posted by limshady88 View Post
What prices were you quoted for each? I would go Evinrude since you are a Evinrude tech and can attest to the quality of the Evinrudes no BS warranty.
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Look at it this way, let's say in 6 years you want a bigger motor or a different boat. If you had a Yamaha, you would be selling or trading it in AS IS, no warranty to the new buyer.

If you have the Evinrude G2 on the back, you now offer the prospective buyer 4 years of additional factory coverage. Now which motor would be worth more to a boater, a 6 year old one with no protection at all or an Evinrude with 4 more years of complete factory protection coverage?

I think you know your answer.
Believe me, I've been there on both these points.

So far, Yamaha is $26,215, I'll find out next week on the G2, I'm sure it will come out cheaper as I'll do my own rigging on it, plus any discounts as a dealer also. Went to Sturtevant a couple of weeks ago for training and got to talk with other techs from around the country that also sell other brands,, they all say the same thing about warranty issues with Evinrude, no BS, no backpedal, stand behind the product. Hard to argue those points.
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