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Old 10 June 2005, 16:04   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
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Originally Posted by The Jackeens
Its difficult to get an unbiased view here as genererally, if someone has gone through the same process as yourself and bought an engine then thats the one they will oviously like as in ours, rogue waves and Daniels case, others will have purchased a second hand package with engine as in louises case. Codprawn is in your shoes still I think.
No I purchased a Suzuki DT225 efi - last of their 2 strokes - got it at a very good price - would have loved an Evinrude ETEC 250hp but double what the Suzuki cost me!!!

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Old 12 June 2005, 00:24   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: York
Boat name: Hi Flyer
Make: Humber - Ocean Pro
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 140hp
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Thanks for info

Just wanted to say thanks for all your helpful comments. Have decided to go 2 stroke. Getting quotes on Yami &


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Old 13 June 2005, 07:56   #13
Country: Greece
Town: Gloucetsreshire
Boat name: GATO DI MARE
Make: MAR.CO
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yamaha 200Vmax
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Good on you Jeff 2-stroke all the way!!

If you get quotes for a Yami try these guys I mentioned in another thread HYDROTEC MARINE you may find that their prices (including tarnsport, tax and VAT) are a lot less than what you get in Europe
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Old 14 June 2005, 19:09   #14
Country: Norway
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We used the 250 DI last year for charter, used it for 250 hours. The main bracket broke on two engines, the engine rubbermounting broke, the tilttube broke, and the gear broke. We had to change the sparks twice as often as the comersal claimed. We had to by 400 l. of 2-stroke oil. That was two barrels. One thing is that it costs money, but we also hat to fill up our 8 l. tanks every second time we used the boat.
We also have a 225 four-stroke Yamaha. It has more than 500 hours on it, and no problem what so ever, Not even changed the sparks!
We sold the Rudes and bought two 250hp Suzuki. They do have more weight and maybe one or two knots slower, but to us it is more important to have a troubblefree engine, and also less noice.
We have not tried the E-Tech, so that might be another ballgame. But it still uses more plugs and oil.
The 200Hpdi is probably a good engine, but the 300 HPDI was a disaster last year, and the Yamaha - people did not help all thei customers. Ask Petrov!
He, by the way is also opting for Suzuki, about the same experience as we have with our 4-stroke Yamaha. He is running something like four Suzuki 250hp.
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Old 16 June 2005, 15:37   #15
Country: Belgium
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Engine: Ob 2*250/2t yams hpd
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I have just replaced my two 200 yams 2t 1994 carb vintage with 250's HPDI.
I had a relative good quote via codders on the suzuki 200's - but the 250,s price from yamaha came out cheaper with a 15% discount. ( 12000 euros/engine.excl vat)- pair counter-rotating and this excluded any allowance for the existing engine. I am going into the atlantic shortly with these engines and need to rely 100% on them. The main advantages

- a lot of low rev torque ( these are 2t effi's)
- good fuel ecomomy some- 30 liters/hr/ engine at 2000 revs
- abundance of spares everywhere ( suzukis dont seem to have a good
- a good warranty

But it is really a matter of opinion. People will tell you that Yams are the best, some will say Honda /Suzuki.i dont think there are any 'bad' engines anymore and prices are not all that different. The main resaon I am sticking with Yams is also the installation is already for yams and very little work was required to change the engines. The only real change was the black box for the effi system.


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