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Old 02-02-2018, 07:27 AM
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Default Thank you Outboard Specialties - 2000 Boston Whaler 260 Outrage twin DF200APX Suzukis

Another customer saying thank you to Mike & Mike!
They really took the time to answer all my questions, make sure I was satisfied, and went above and beyond expectations during repower
Specs below for anyone with similar setup

2000 Boston Whaler 260 Outrage with twin Suzuki DF200APXW I-4 lean burn
(Previously had twin 225 Optimax)

Same performance but better numbers out of the new 200's
2.4 MPG at 4800 RPM around 30-32knots (34-36mph) fully loaded a bit over 9,500 lbs with gear/ice/and people cruising/fishing
(I also haven't had my bottom painted and sanded good again yet)

200 gallons of fuel fully loaded and will still top out WOT at 47mph
As fuel burns off the highest I've seen at cruise is 2.7mpg
Heavy Seas when I back down to around 3500 RPM 17knots (19mph) I'm getting about 1.9-2.1 mpg

Length w/Pulpit................ 27'10"
Beam.................................... 8'6"
Hull Draft.............................. 1'3"
Weight........................4,350# (Dry without motors)
Fuel ..............................200 gals.
Water .............................20 gals.
Hull Type .........................Deep-V
Deadrise Aft ..........................20°




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Old 02-02-2018, 10:13 AM
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Thanks for the good report with all the numbers and thank you very much for the kind words. Glad to see you are happy and loving them. Enjoy!!
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They look great.

I have twin 200's on order. What made you spec a 3rd C-10 gauge? (right now I was only planning on two)

Were you covering old holes or is there some really useful data that you like displayed?
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Originally Posted by starbright55 View Post
They look great.

I have twin 200's on order. What made you spec a 3rd C-10 gauge? (right now I was only planning on two)

Were you covering old holes or is there some really useful data that you like displayed?
I really like the setup of port/stbd RPM/Volt/Temp and center gauge Fuel Management
It's easy to see the big numbers while running to get dialed in on maximizing MPG with trim/tab and RPM adjustments
Don't have to ever change screens either
Had a new panel made and the cost wasn't that more to add the 3rd, plus I had room
A little overkill, maybe, would I do it again - definitely!
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nice panel someone made
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where did you get the dash panel? how did you reconfigure the original outrigger bases ?
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Originally Posted by Chief51 View Post
where did you get the dash panel? how did you reconfigure the original outrigger bases ?
The original outriggers are RUPP who was super helpful with getting me the correct replacement parts, will PM you info on person that made the panel, Outboard Specialties is now making them also if I recall

By the way 3 years later couldn't be happier with the purchase and especially with Outboard Specialties
Motors have been flawless, install was clean, service has been great, not a single hiccup, and post purchase they go above and beyond for their customers
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very close to repower on same boat, thinking yamaha F200's (local dealer is outstanding) - planning to move batteries under the console (did you do this to yours?)

looks like the 200's give you plenty of power fully loaded w fuel and crew of 5?? Just asking and appreciate your feedback, dont want to make a HUGE mistake w this kind of $.
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Originally Posted by Chief51 View Post
very close to repower on same boat, thinking yamaha F200's (local dealer is outstanding) - planning to move batteries under the console (did you do this to yours?)

looks like the 200's give you plenty of power fully loaded w fuel and crew of 5?? Just asking and appreciate your feedback, dont want to make a HUGE mistake w this kind of $.
There were many reasons I picked Suzuki over the F200's personally, I don't want to start a debate about this on the vendor's thread, feel free to Private Message me if you'd like more info
Suzuki DF200 with a full crew and 200 gallons of gas performs great, I was even getting 2mpg average with a full Bahamas load from Miami to West End approx 100 miles
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Awesome boat...I have the same one and have been wanting to add some upgrades like the dash panel...can you tell me who made it for you?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by msalty1 View Post
Awesome boat...I have the same one and have been wanting to add some upgrades like the dash panel...can you tell me who made it for you?

Thanks!
Feel free to PM me
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May i ask what prop you used , have 2001 outrage 26 , just ordered the Suzuki 200
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Originally Posted by HellsMilkMan View Post
May i ask what prop you used , have 2001 outrage 26 , just ordered the Suzuki 200
Sure thing they are the Suzuki 3x15x21 and I'm mounted one hole down from the top

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