Originally Posted by codprawn
I am after a 300hp - what would you advise???
Nothing but japaneese.
Our two 250 Suzuki have broken the main bracket holding the engine, twice. Last time it was big time, and the engine was hanging to the side and looking as if it should fall off. Also broken powerhead. But this is so little compaired to Evinrude and Mercury that we can recomend it. But the best engine we have had is the 225 Yamaha with 800+ hours with no problems. Have just ordered two 350 s. But if you want 300 hp, there is no real other alternative than the Suzuki.
Yes and on more problem with the Suzuki is that the gearing is so high that you have huge problems finding propellers if you are going 60+ knots.
On the 250 s we have Bravo1, 32 p. That is the only alternative in the world!
The 300 is better geared, but the same problem as it has more hp and is supposed to go faster. But if you are doing 55 or less, no problem. The boat laying next to me has 2x300hp suzuki and it has problems with one of the engines. It is running rough. Sounds like electronic problem.
And one more thing, the bracket holding the engine seems to be the same on the 250 and the 300, no good.