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Old 26 March 2006, 16:14   #11
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Quietness.

Hi guys,
I was just reading through this thread, and as I had the chance to try out a 275 Verado on a Marlin this afternoon, I would like to clarify another point.
The power steering, smoothness in acceleration, and silence of the engine were easily noticeable.
So, I would like to know: how quiet and how responsive is the Suzuki?
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Old 26 March 2006, 16:38   #12
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Just remember Suzuki are bringing out a 300hp with fly by wire controls very soon!!!

Depending on weight guess what I may treat myself to next year......
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Old 27 March 2006, 09:28   #13
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Tx.

Tx. Codprawn. Can The 300 will be interesting. In the meantime, can anyone give me a mor einfo. on the 250?
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Old 28 March 2006, 15:06   #14
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I went out on a rib at the Southampton show, I guess it would be around 6.5m long. It had a 250 Suzuki, with I beleive a few hundred hours on it.

The engine at tick over was totally slient - quite genuinely the loudest noise was the tell tale hitting the water. Underway it was ultra, ultra smooth and flat out, it was just awesome. I was so impressed that I cancelled my order for another engine and ordered a 140hp Suzuki.

For my money, like cars, if you want reliability go for Japenese etc.....

I too think the Verado looks great, but I'm not sure that anyone has designeded there outboards as well as Suzuki - mind you their two strokes back in the 80's and 90's where just horrendous, but this reputation seems to have been shaken off now.

Yep, save some money and go get a 250 Suzuki, I can really see how you could ever be disappointed with this engine. As above, if fly by wire is important, then maybe go the Verado or wait for the new 300hp Suzuki.

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Old 28 March 2006, 16:12   #15
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Have you looked at a Yamaha 250 and if not why
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Old 28 March 2006, 21:05   #16
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Re: suzuki vs verado

Gentlemen, I see quite a bit of posts regarding Mercury, Suzuki, Etec (Evinrude) but not much mention of Yamaha. Is this because they do not have much market penetration in the U.K.? Or is it due to pricing? I ask because for many years I was loyal to American outboards regardless of occasional niggling problems and downtime with the boat due to the repairs. Ten years ago the occasion was presented to purchase a used Yamaha outboard. End of reliability issues. In fact, with the four Yamaha's I have owned since I have never had a problem of any sort. This kind of reliability has me convinced purchasing any other brand makes no sense, kind of like wanting to join in the game of russian roulette, moneywise. Now maybe I am just lucky, but I am wondering what experience others have had out there.... any takers?
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Old 29 March 2006, 15:19   #17
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We have some charter ribs with twin engine. The suz I have seen was not impresive. silens but no torch. I'm using mercury verado's 2x275 and 2x250
The torch in the engine is realy good.
I can't see why the other engine markes are going for power steering and fly by wire. when it is not working.? or
I belive that it is the best 4 stroke right now. (it will also come in 300)
I have been racing agenst the Yam 2x300hpdi with the 2x250verado and with no prob sailing from him.
Verado. downs: hevy. big torch(strong transome). more money. litle more fuel with full trottle.
Verado. Ups: price incl. power steering/hemp/cables/cylinder (no extra cost) fly by wire. the torch. easy to setup.(no cable ajustment)

I went from Etec 250 to verado's 250 and now 275.
For me it is the speed and torch. and with 14 people in the rib we can do 60kn. that fine with me

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ps. if you want to se the ribs we are playing with. www.actionboat.com video
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Old 30 March 2006, 02:27   #18
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Tx guys.

Tx. guys. Plenty of food for thought in these posts. Grreat site ActionBoat.
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Old 30 March 2006, 03:47   #19
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Rupert - We are in the process of fitting out our 2006 demonstrator with a Verado 250, if you want to try the engine pm or email me
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Old 30 March 2006, 09:01   #20
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A couple of points.

Tx. Cookee. I might take you on that the next time I am in the UK.

Actionboat. I don't find Ravenribs on the web. Who constructs them?

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