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Old 11-28-2017, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Whaler27 View Post
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.
You post the numbers and I post that according to the Yamaha bulletin the numbers you are stating are similar to the Yamaha. In a single engine application you will not see the crazy numbers you are stating. You simply won't. You are hanging your hat on fuel economy and I'm talking performance. I'm looking at .2mpg difference at the same speed. 0.2mpg.
At say 3500 RPM you aren't going to be 5-10 mph faster.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by In Agreement View Post
Some of the issue on my end is most consider the Evinrude a fresh water, bass fishing, pontoon motor, not a serious saltwater motor.
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Actually it was Johnson and Evinrude that started the saltwater motor models with the 1993 engines. They were the first to have stainless steel steering arms, tilt tubes, and all stainless steel fasteners along with exceptional exhaust coatings internally. They were billed as the Ocean Runner and Ocean Pro models.

Read up on all the additional anti-corrosion features that are offered in the E-TEC G2 engines and because of those, the factory offers a 5-year anti-corrosion warranty - the longest in the industry.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Picknasty View Post
This was actually a nice, informative thread until the pissing match started.
Yeah, stop!

petty, stupid and as a Yamaha owner I actually like these threads. reading and learning.

I hope ($$) my ox66's last forever, but if I need to repower I would like to consider all brands.

I actually need more weight on my transom, and torque and better fuel economy would be huge.

Also wish there was more of them running around near me... still haven't seen one on the water
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
Yeah, stop!

petty, stupid and as a Yamaha owner I actually like these threads. reading and learning.

I hope ($$) my ox66's last forever, but if I need to repower I would like to consider all brands.

I actually need more weight on my transom, and torque and better fuel economy would be huge.

Also wish there was more of them running around near me... still haven't seen one on the water
I was hoping the same but now we have G2s , not saying your OX66s won't last forever but our sure didn't.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by seahorse View Post
Actually it was Johnson and Evinrude that started the saltwater motor models with the 1993 engines. They were the first to have stainless steel steering arms, tilt tubes, and all stainless steel fasteners along with exceptional exhaust coatings internally. They were billed as the Ocean Runner and Ocean Pro models.

Read up on all the additional anti-corrosion features that are offered in the E-TEC G2 engines and because of those, the factory offers a 5-year anti-corrosion warranty - the longest in the industry.
the little o rings on the lower unit housing to keep salt water out of the bolts was a nice touch and shows their attention to detail.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
Yeah, stop!

petty, stupid and as a Yamaha owner I actually like these threads. reading and learning.

I hope ($$) my ox66's last forever, but if I need to repower I would like to consider all brands.

I actually need more weight on my transom, and torque and better fuel economy would be huge.

Also wish there was more of them running around near me... still haven't seen one on the water
It's an Evinrude thread, it's only natural for alloyboy, HighSuzukiPraise, and the same two or three others who have never had experience with an Etec to come on here and bash.

BTW those OX66s are strong ass engines, if you maintain them well I don't see why they wouldn't last a long time. They are thirsty though

My experience has not been as an owner, but having ridden a boat with them they're torque is totally unreal. Like truthfully insane, I haven't even experienced that kind of acceleration with any of the old carbed two strokes. Fuel economy was surreal as well
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:09 AM
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Default 24' Ocean Runner 300G2

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:12 AM
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Out slight headwind
3500rpm 31mph 3.4mpg

4000rpm 36mph 2.9mpg

4500 rpm 41 mph 2.6mpg

5000rpm 47 mph 2.0mpg

In
3500 rpm 32 mph 3.3mpg

4000rpm 38mph 3.0mpg

4500rpm 43 mph 2.7mpg

5000rpm 49mph 2.0mpg
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
As a Yamaha owner I actually like these threads. reading and learning.

Also wish there was more of them running around near me... still haven't seen one on the water
I was too. My last boat, a Young 24 had a Yamaha 4.2L 300 hsp on it. Good engine, other than the water pressure sensor constantly getting clogged (minor annoyance, nothing more), it was trouble free. Thinking of building a new 20'; but, the 250 SHO doesn't come with digital throttle/shift. Might not be a big deal for most; but, after having that, I would never go back to cable style controls. That's what started my search. For not much more weight, I can go 250 H.O. or even 300 with DTS and power steering.
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Originally Posted by ButchieYost View Post
Out slight headwind
3500rpm 31mph 3.4mpg

4000rpm 36mph 2.9mpg

4500 rpm 41 mph 2.6mpg

5000rpm 47 mph 2.0mpg

In
3500 rpm 32 mph 3.3mpg

4000rpm 38mph 3.0mpg

4500rpm 43 mph 2.7mpg

5000rpm 49mph 2.0mpg
Read your build thread. Very cool rig. I'm in the throes of figuring out new power for my '99 25' Powerplay after I install a 26" setback bracket that I just picked up. I'm torn between a 300 Suzuki or 300 Etec. Took off a '98 250 OX66.

On your numbers above, what prop did you like and what was your WOT rpm, mph, and mpg?
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Fatbill View Post
It's an Evinrude thread, it's only natural for alloyboy, HighSuzukiPraise, and the same two or three others who have never had experience with an Etec to come on here and bash.

BTW those OX66s are strong ass engines, if you maintain them well I don't see why they wouldn't last a long time. They are thirsty though

My experience has not been as an owner, but having ridden a boat with them they're torque is totally unreal. Like truthfully insane, I haven't even experienced that kind of acceleration with any of the old carbed two strokes. Fuel economy was surreal as well
Where am I bashing an Evinrude? It is the most technologically advanced outboard motor today IMO. Lots of features that I don't know why other company's don't adopt. Only thing that does not suit me about it is the shape/design of the G2.

If I say that the majority of motor owners don't need/care about the torque that an Evinrude produces is that bashing Evinrude?

If I say that the majority of motor owners choose four strokes over an Evinrude two stroke is that bashing Evinrude?
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Originally Posted by xp8103 View Post
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.
Yes, folks hate that stupid looking gray. So boring.

"The most popular car colours today are shades of grey: white, black, grey and silver, amounting to over 70% of the total world car production."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_colour_popularity

I drive a red car and a tan truck. No gray for me.
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Yes, folks hate that stupid looking gray. So boring.

"The most popular car colours today are shades of grey: white, black, grey and silver, amounting to over 70% of the total world car production."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_colour_popularity

I drive a red car and a tan truck. No gray for me.
Because 70% of the motoring public don't really care what color their car is.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by midcap View Post
the little o rings on the lower unit housing to keep salt water out of the bolts was a nice touch and shows their attention to detail.

And where are most of those motors now?

Still getting it done for an informed owner is where they are, you cant go to a boat ramp without seeing a Johnnyrude or 3.
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Originally Posted by baldy View Post
Read your build thread. Very cool rig. I'm in the throes of figuring out new power for my '99 25' Powerplay after I install a 26" setback bracket that I just picked up. I'm torn between a 300 Suzuki or 300 Etec. Took off a '98 250 OX66.

On your numbers above, what prop did you like and what was your WOT rpm, mph, and mpg?
RX4 15x20
WOT was only 51 maybe 5200. Dealer says I'd loose mpg if I dropped the pitch. I haven't run it fully loaded yet (another800-900lbs)
I've only run it 2 hrs so far.
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Great to hear so many pleased G2 owners! My 99 Angler is going in for a 150 G2 repower in Jan 18'. I was quoted $15,500 including fly by wire control. I'm also adding the Icon touch 3.5 gauge. This should be a huge improvement over the current 98' 115hp rude.
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This might be a question for a new thread; but, at the risk of de-railing my own thread, what's the big difference between the 250 H.O. and the 300 (besides the obvious 50 hsp)?
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This might be a question for a new thread; but, at the risk of de-railing my own thread, what's the big difference between the 250 H.O. and the 300 (besides the obvious 50 hsp)?
25 hp
HO adds 10% more HP
HO'S don't come in the 30" shaft.
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Originally Posted by reefreeler View Post
Great to hear so many pleased G2 owners! My 99 Angler is going in for a 150 G2 repower in Jan 18'. I was quoted $15,500 including fly by wire control. I'm also adding the Icon touch 3.5 gauge. This should be a huge improvement over the current 98' 115hp rude.
You will be happy as a ..well just saying you will be happy.LOL. I love mine BUT if you are going with the 3.5 gauge, make sure they are able to hook up ALL the things that the 3.5 has to offer. I was told there was a problem with something analog and digital so mine only shows the engine temp, rpm's, oil percentage and tilt percentage. I do not recall the exact details but I wish I could see all the things the 3.5 has on it but not able to unless I went with larger unit and bigger $$$. This is on a Starcraft Titan 186 New.
I have learned to live with it (147 hours this year) but always wishing I had known at time of purchase.
Performance and fun driving it makes up for all. Good luck and hang on, you are in for a hole shot like no other!!

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Make sure you try a Rebel prop to. Maybe even an Eco Enertia. Big 3 blade prop might do better than the 4 blade on a single engine.

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RX4 15x20
WOT was only 51 maybe 5200. Dealer says I'd loose mpg if I dropped the pitch. I haven't run it fully loaded yet (another800-900lbs)
I've only run it 2 hrs so far.
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