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Old 27 June 2007, 08:01   #1
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Suzuki 300

Hi Guys,
Has anyone got their hands on or tested the new Suzuki 300 four stroke?
Love to hear how they go and how they compare to say the 275 verado in terms of acceleration, smoothness, noise, weight etc.
Thinking of getting my hands on a couple.
Thanks
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Old 27 June 2007, 08:24   #2
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It is quite a bit lighter than the Verado - cheaper and more power - what more do you want? They have a very good name - also come with digital throttle controls.

I am seriously considering 1 for next year - or a Mercury 300xs 2 stroke - very difficult to make up my mind on that one!!!



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Old 27 June 2007, 08:57   #3
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What's all the hype about Verados then? Or has that all died! Have been a bit out the loop for the past year or so.
Are the new 4 stroke suzukis meant to be the best on the market? I see they've won inovation awards for the 300.
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Old 27 June 2007, 10:37   #4
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What boat/Rib do want to put it on?
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Old 28 June 2007, 11:34   #5
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I'm actually thinking of putting them on the back of a hard boat instead of a new rib. A Key Largo 28 made by Sessa Marine. Didn't know where else to get engine tips/advice/feedback.
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Old 28 June 2007, 14:27   #6
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"trailer bloke" who runs one on a sportscat out of the Itchen River, has just broken the saddle on his so I'm led to believe.
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Old 28 June 2007, 14:51   #7
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I've heard claims like this before(not on the 300) - any piccies anywhere???
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Old 28 June 2007, 15:43   #8
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the key largo 28 is a quite heavy boat 3000kg without engines. And with 2x250hp yamaha (from their homepage) the topspeed is 44 knots.

What did key largo (sessa) people say about speed with a 300 suzi... I think it´s to heavy with only one 300hp.

But if you want one 300...suzi are good. If Yamaha will come with a F300 that would be a nice engine.

Why not go for the new Yamaha 350hp V8 outboard (4-stroke)
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Old 28 June 2007, 17:42   #9
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Suzuki 300 bliss so far

Hi guys

I am one of the fortunate t have gotten my hands on one of the new suzuki 300s.

Previous engine on a 6,5 Redbay was yamaha 200f 2 stroke which I loved and gave me a fantastic performance. I was skeptical about the move to Suzuki but am happy to report I am very happy with the results,

Pls see the new boat on : http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...hlight=K%27ado

When we specc'ed the engine we ran the design through some of the Redbay annalysis software. I would have instinctively gone for a Yamaha but was worried about the reports of the 300hpdi reliability. The new boat is quite heavy with the hard nose, wraparound console and all the furniture. The annalysis showed that we would do just short of 40 knots. I was also concerned that we would also have a challenge with the windage of the canopy.

Thankfully my worries have come to nought. The engine is a dinger. The underwater porfile is very slim with the result that all to power is being translated into drive. The boat is doing 45 knots!

So far I have only good things to say about it, It runs very quite, is very economical for its hp and is well able to deliver the torque required to push me along.

I am still playing with the software to configure the readouts to what we want and hope to have a detailed picture of consumption at the end of the season.

The digital controls are a dream especially in heavy seas when you will be constantly playing the throttle. If anything watch out on gear changes as it is easy to slip through neutral and it will be a pleasant change from having to haul the lever through neutral.

Feel free to pm me if needs be.

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Hi guys

I am one of the fortunate t have gotten my hands on one of the new suzuki 300s.
How many hours do you have on your engine so far?
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