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Old 11-27-2017, 02:52 AM
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I have 250s on my proline 2950 with just over 170 hours. I always and I mean always average 1.7 mpg in the boat empty or with 300 gallons gear ice and crew.
oil burn is fantastic last year we did 97:1 on fuelil. Oiling is based on engine load so the boat and how it runs will greatly effect how much oil one burns. If you run on the pins and you have a heavy boat your going to burn much more then someone with a lighter boat running at cruising speeds. guys that idle a lot rack up huge hours and very low oil burns. This year we did more offshore and we saw are oil burn increase we saw more around 75:1 but I dont have an exact number.

I have been pretty happy with the way the engines run they are quite not as quite as the yamahas though my friends HO250 is way quiter then my engines are even when only one is running not sure If i have something wrong or they redesigned something as his is about a year and half newer then mine are.

Problems we have had so far.
- gaskets kept moving and sliding around - if you put a little oil on them the cowling slip in with out shifting them and the stainless screws constantly corrode causing rust stains on the cowlings.
- power steering quit the coupler stripped out the dealer replaced it the old one was plastic the new one looks to be aluminum but might be something else. but the power steering has never been right since. it now has dead spots to one side i think a sensor may have been damaged..
- the starboard motor raises on its own some times very annoying I constantly have to trim it down it has done this for a while.
-the 7 inch icon touch screen changes on its own again supper annoying I don't mean periodically I mean often.
- lot of corrosion on the accents and other areas despite constant cleaning with saltaway.
I am neither impressed nor dissatisfied . they appear to be average to me.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
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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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.
You state it's 2 and 4 steps up but then the numbers you state for the G2 250 are close to Yamaha F250. I don't see the 225 blowing away the F250 or BRP would have put out another one of their videos.

With the F250 the performance is similar to the numbers you are stating based on the Performance bulletin. He could go with the 250SHO and possible break 50 mph. My boat is about 200 lbs lighter and I've seen 53 mph. The only difference may be the WOT gas usage.

It's a great engine but people are getting carried away on here. In a single outboard application the bigger G2 doesn't blow the Yamahas away. It's in a dual purpose on big heavy boats that the difference is noticeable.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
You state it's 2 and 4 steps up but then the numbers you state for the G2 250 are close to Yamaha F250. I don't see the 225 blowing away the F250 or BRP would have put out another one of their videos.

With the F250 the performance is similar to the numbers you are stating based on the Performance bulletin. He could go with the 250SHO and possible break 50 mph. My boat is about 200 lbs lighter and I've seen 53 mph. The only difference may be the WOT gas usage.

It's a great engine but people are getting carried away on here. In a single outboard application the bigger G2 doesn't blow the Yamahas away. It's in a dual purpose on big heavy boats that the difference is noticeable.
They preform better on a-twin engine app on a heavy boat , but not on a lighter single app?
This does not compute
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
You state it's 2 and 4 steps up but then the numbers you state for the G2 250 are close to Yamaha F250. I don't see the 225 blowing away the F250 or BRP would have put out another one of their videos.

With the F250 the performance is similar to the numbers you are stating based on the Performance bulletin. He could go with the 250SHO and possible break 50 mph. My boat is about 200 lbs lighter and I've seen 53 mph. The only difference may be the WOT gas usage.

It's a great engine but people are getting carried away on here. In a single outboard application the bigger G2 doesn't blow the Yamahas away. It's in a dual purpose on big heavy boats that the difference is noticeable.
Your boat is not a Grady. There is more to achieved boat speed than just weight and length. Hull shape is a major factor.

Whether as a single or as a multiple engine rig, vee hull or pontoon, the big block (3.4L) G2 blows the big block (4.2L) Yamaha 4-stroke away on high speed cruise fuel economy. You can expect the same on the Grady 228. Whatever peak fuel economy a Yamaha 4.2L gets, you can expect the G2 to get that same fuel economy at a cruise speed that is 5 to 10 MPH faster.
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:11 AM
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Took a few days off and we're at 7 pages
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam9066 View Post
I have 250s on my proline 2950 with just over 170 hours. I always and I mean always average 1.7 mpg in the boat empty or with 300 gallons gear ice and crew.
oil burn is fantastic last year we did 97:1 on fuelil. Oiling is based on engine load so the boat and how it runs will greatly effect how much oil one burns. If you run on the pins and you have a heavy boat your going to burn much more then someone with a lighter boat running at cruising speeds. guys that idle a lot rack up huge hours and very low oil burns. This year we did more offshore and we saw are oil burn increase we saw more around 75:1 but I dont have an exact number.

I have been pretty happy with the way the engines run they are quite not as quite as the yamahas though my friends HO250 is way quiter then my engines are even when only one is running not sure If i have something wrong or they redesigned something as his is about a year and half newer then mine are.

Problems we have had so far.
- gaskets kept moving and sliding around - if you put a little oil on them the cowling slip in with out shifting them and the stainless screws constantly corrode causing rust stains on the cowlings.
- power steering quit the coupler stripped out the dealer replaced it the old one was plastic the new one looks to be aluminum but might be something else. but the power steering has never been right since. it now has dead spots to one side i think a sensor may have been damaged..
- the starboard motor raises on its own some times very annoying I constantly have to trim it down it has done this for a while.
-the 7 inch icon touch screen changes on its own again supper annoying I don't mean periodically I mean often.
- lot of corrosion on the accents and other areas despite constant cleaning with saltaway.
I am neither impressed nor dissatisfied . they appear to be average to me
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I'd bring that in and get them to fix it
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by midcap View Post
I'd bring that in and get them to fix it
X2

Those things IMO need attention ASAP as they are not only annoying but dangerous.
Please keep us posted on repairs
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam9066 View Post
I have 250s on my proline 2950 with just over 170 hours. I always and I mean always average 1.7 mpg in the boat empty or with 300 gallons gear ice and crew.
oil burn is fantastic last year we did 97:1 on fuelil. Oiling is based on engine load so the boat and how it runs will greatly effect how much oil one burns. If you run on the pins and you have a heavy boat your going to burn much more then someone with a lighter boat running at cruising speeds. guys that idle a lot rack up huge hours and very low oil burns. This year we did more offshore and we saw are oil burn increase we saw more around 75:1 but I dont have an exact number.

I have been pretty happy with the way the engines run they are quite not as quite as the yamahas though my friends HO250 is way quiter then my engines are even when only one is running not sure If i have something wrong or they redesigned something as his is about a year and half newer then mine are.

Problems we have had so far.
- gaskets kept moving and sliding around - if you put a little oil on them the cowling slip in with out shifting them and the stainless screws constantly corrode causing rust stains on the cowlings.
- power steering quit the coupler stripped out the dealer replaced it the old one was plastic the new one looks to be aluminum but might be something else. but the power steering has never been right since. it now has dead spots to one side i think a sensor may have been damaged..
- the starboard motor raises on its own some times very annoying I constantly have to trim it down it has done this for a while.
-the 7 inch icon touch screen changes on its own again supper annoying I don't mean periodically I mean often.
- lot of corrosion on the accents and other areas despite constant cleaning with saltaway.
I am neither impressed nor dissatisfied . they appear to be average to me.
I would call evinrude tech support, get a case number and then take it to the dealer. This ensures evinrude is tracking the fix from the factory. That way the dealer can't cut corners - they will monitor the repair.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
What kinda numbers you seeing with the GW Marlin?
1.3 to 1.5. Usually cruise at 33mph at 4500 rpms. WOT 43.
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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.
I would not know.
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Originally Posted by HighSpeedPursuit View Post
Must suck to be a Yamaha owning ETEC cheer leader.
Strange isn't it? One of Evinrude's top graph displaying cheer leading supporters owns Yams. Why hasn't he voted with his feet and moved up to higher level more powerful performing motors? Is he afraid of the torque and that the motor(s) might get away from him? Does he wear a paper bag over his head in shame while operating his Yams?

Meanwhile, tens, hundreds, thousands, maybe tens of thousands of Evinrude owners have quietly moved to the Yamaha brand. We barely hear from them at all. The silent majority.

Meanwhile, we hear from whaler27. Oh, do we hear. Over and over and over again. Ad nauseam you might say.
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Originally Posted by Bluewater352 View Post
I would call evinrude tech support, get a case number and then take it to the dealer. This ensures evinrude is tracking the fix from the factory. That way the dealer can't cut corners - they will monitor the repair.
Evinrude is on top of their game!
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Originally Posted by BCPD199 View Post
There's been no shortage of threads comparing one O/B to another one. This isn't a comparison thread. I just want to know if you own or have owned the new Gen2 Evinrudes and your satisfaction with them. Only first hand knowledge. I don't want to know about your uncle's friend's brother-in-law that had one blow up. Only owners or past owners.

Getting ready to build another boat and the G2 250 H.O. or G2 300 is beginning to pick up my interest.
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You also seem to have problems of reading and comprehension, since this subject does not concern you at all, see original post.
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Makes no difference what an OP says they are looking for, nor how many facts or first person experiences are presented, Yamaha fanboys will be Yamaha fanboys...
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:13 PM
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This was actually a nice, informative thread until the pissing match started.
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This is only one reasons I am completely satisfied with my G2’s.
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Twin 300 Yamaha’s on a new 30 marlin did 50 mph. Surprised you aren’t close to 46 or 47 WOT.

How r you propped?


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1.3 to 1.5. Usually cruise at 33mph at 4500 rpms. WOT 43.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
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.

Yamaha and Mercury are 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.
No argument there. Percentage of problems being the same, it stands to reason that more product sold should equal more problems reported. I wasn't picking on Yamaha for the corrosion, it was just an example of many customers reporting the same problem with an engine. Merc, Suzuki and I'm sure Evinrude are not immune from it.

I started this thread because I kept reading bad things about Evinrude; but, the more I read, it was from people that didn't own them. After almost 8 pages, it seems that the actual users of the them seem to be very satisfied with them. At the very least I didn't read anything that would scare me away from hanging a G2 on the transom of my next boat.

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Originally Posted by BCPD199 View Post
No argument there. Percentage of problems being the same, it stands to reason that more product sold should equal more problems reported. I wasn't picking on Yamaha for the corrosion, it was just example of many customers reporting the same problem with an engine. Merc, Suzuki and I'm sure Evinrude are not immune from it.

I started this thread because I kept reading bad things about Evinrude; but, the more I read, it was from people that didn't own them. After almost 5 pages, it seems that the actually users of the them seem to be very satisfied with them. At the very least I didn't read anything that would scare me away from hanging a G2 on the transom of my next boat.
Some of the issue on my end is most consider the Evinrude a fresh water, bass fishing, pontoon motor, not a serious saltwater motor. That being said, the perception of a hardcore saltwater fishing boat, be it Grady, Yellowfin, Contender and many others around the saltwater/coastal area is a Yamaha hanging off the back be it a single or multiples. It will take awhile before the market sees Evinrude show up as an alternative in the repower game. As far as BRP going after a saltwater manufacturer to exclusively hang Evinrudes on them, I don't see that happening. Again, Ranger, Sylvan and other freshwater market boats are hanging them, just not seeing it in the saltwater world yet.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ebert View Post
They preform better on a-twin engine app on a heavy boat , but not on a lighter single app?
This does not compute
You don't understand how doubling or tripling HP and torque works? The more engines the bigger the difference. It's pretty simple math.
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