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Old 11-26-2017, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BCPD199 View Post
It's not just on here. I've been on the E-Tec Owner's forum as well and as with any product there's a problem here and there; but, nothing really in common like Yamaha's corrosion issue that affected many, just the occasional problem like anything mechanical. One thing everybody agrees on is that BRP/Evinrude stands behind their product.
Yamaha F225's corroding is a problem. No doubt about it.

Now when Yamaha sells vastly more motors than Evinrude then it stands to reason that more Yamaha problems will be reported. Evinrude would love to have that problem.

The Yamaha F225TXR/TUR models were the first high power four strokes offered. By Yamaha and by Mercury. They were so widely used that the percentage of problems suffered is skewed by the shear numbers of them that were sold. Again, Evinrude probably wishes they had this kind of a problem to deal with, as opposed to the problem of motors not selling as they desired. Companies have been known to fail by not selling a perfectly good product.

But I agree, the corrosion issue was a debacle. And poorly handled politically by Yamaha. They would have been better served to make no comment on it at all. A lesson learned in PR.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
If a guy has a car/truck with 300 HP in it, and he never uses anywhere near 300 HP, would it be a benefit to install a 400 HP motor to wake up the car/truck?

Now if boaters are like drag racers then by all means they need an Etec on the back.
Actually, yes. I have taken many competition and safe driving courses. One of the things that separates skilled from unskilled drivers is the ability to use both pedals to get out of trouble rather than just the brake and steering. It is important that an auto can accelerate quickly and a low-torque engine (e.g. Prius) cannot do that. Torque is also critical to safe passing, especially on rural two-lane roads where the window can be narrow.

Same thing in a boat. If driving through following seas, you need the throttle to keep you positioned and in head seas to power through.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by seahorse View Post
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.
Depends on how each is running and which one gets me more money. You honestly don't know the G2 will be worth more only due to a warranty. Not sure why everyone keeps hanging their hat on that one.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
Must be suck as a Yamaha rep to see the praise being given to the G2 by owners.
Still a crap ton of Yamahas being sold so doubt he's worried.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
You've obviously never had a Grady White and with the anemic F225 on the back the poor owner likely has no idea what he's missing. But as they say "ignorance is bliss."
I had the crappy F225 and can attest to what you are saying is true. The motor is weak even down low and I'd never suggest anyone buy a boat with that outboard on it.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
You've obviously never had a Grady White and with the anemic F225 on the back the poor owner likely has no idea what he's missing. But as they say "ignorance is bliss."
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I had the crappy F225 and can attest to what you are saying is true. The motor is weak even down low and I'd never suggest anyone buy a boat with that outboard on it.
I'm in no way ignorant to the fact of the F225 is lacking in the grunt factor. I know my Grady is heavy, kinda the whole reason I'm considering the upgrade. When I bought the boat, a motor swap was in the plans down the road. During boat show season, the 10 year warranty incentive is back on Evinrude, only reason I'm looking right now. I went from a F225 to a F250 on my Seaswirl and it was a big difference on midrange torque for sure. Also a little better on top end too.
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Originally Posted by In Agreement View Post
I'm in no way ignorant to the fact of the F225 is lacking in the grunt factor. I know my Grady is heavy, kinda the whole reason I'm considering the upgrade. When I bought the boat, a motor swap was in the plans down the road. During boat show season, the 10 year warranty incentive is back on Evinrude, only reason I'm looking right now. I went from a F225 to a F250 on my Seaswirl and it was a big difference on midrange torque for sure. Also a little better on top end too.
Well there you go. If going from an F225 to an F250 was a step up, going from an F225 to a G2 225 would be two steps up.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
Still a crap ton of Yamahas being sold so doubt he's worried.
Patience, Grasshopper.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:24 PM
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Well there you go. If going from an F225 to an F250 was a step up, going from an F225 to a G2 225 would be two steps up.
Guess I'm going 4 steps up,,,G2 250 HO.
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Guess I'm going 4 steps up,,,G2 250 HO.
Oh yeah! If you going to go big, don't mess around, go BIG.

With a 250HO, my guess is that Grady will be close to a 50 MPH boat with a 30 MPH cruise MPG better than 3.5 MPG and still getting over 2.25 MPG at WOT.
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
Oh yeah! If you going to go big, don't mess around, go BIG.

With a 250HO, my guess is that Grady will be close to a 50 MPH boat with a 30 MPH cruise MPG better than 3.5 MPG and still getting over 2.25 MPG at WOT.
Or better. I had a 250 optimax on a seaswirl 2101dc that achieved 4.1 mpg. Think the G2 would equal that. The 2101dc was a fairly heavy boat.
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Must suck to be a Yamaha owning ETEC cheer leader.

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Must be suck as a Yamaha rep to see the praise being given to the G2 by owners.
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:58 PM
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Tohatsu new big outboards are there now.
Large and heavily used in 3rd world countries with massive lack of dealer support...must be reliable...just a thought.
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Tohatsu new big outboards are there now.
Large and heavily used in 3rd world countries with massive lack of dealer support...must be reliable...just a thought.
Honda.. right?
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
Or better. I had a 250 optimax on a seaswirl 2101dc that achieved 4.1 mpg. Think the G2 would equal that. The 2101dc was a fairly heavy boat.
Curious to know what your cruise and WOT MPh was. Did you break 50 MPh?
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Curious to know what your cruise and WOT MPh was. Did you break 50 MPh?
I was onsistantly hitting 53 with a 19" mirage. I did see 55 light with less than a 1/4 tank. Sweet spot was 32mph @ 3500rpm. 7.8gph and 4.1mpg.
I miss that boat/ motor.
Moral is go with max power for the boat. It will allow you to cruise at lower from and fuel burn.
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
Depends on how each is running and which one gets me more money. You honestly don't know the G2 will be worth more only due to a warranty. Not sure why everyone keeps hanging their hat on that one.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:22 PM
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New G2 250 HO’s on a old Marlin.
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What kinda numbers you seeing with the GW Marlin?
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
Or better. I had a 250 optimax on a seaswirl 2101dc that achieved 4.1 mpg. Think the G2 would equal that. The 2101dc was a fairly heavy boat.
I don't think the G2 is going to achieve 4 MPG on the Grady. I don't think any motor will. I'm judging by Grady's numbers.

The SeaSwirl 2101 is a smaller and lighter boat than the Grady 228.
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