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Old 18 January 2005, 08:04   #1
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Suzuki vs. Evinrude

I have to make a decision on what engine to put on my new ProSport 7.5m, I'm looking at either a suzuki 250 4stroke or the new evinrude 250 E-tec. Has anyone got any views on this, thanks
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Old 18 January 2005, 08:18   #2
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Love my Optimax........but Verado!
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Old 18 January 2005, 09:00   #4
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Johnson/Evenrude

Lighter and more fuel efficient

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The fuel consumption figures certainly favour the E-tec's
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Old 18 January 2005, 15:21   #6
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Verado!!!! :d
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Old 18 January 2005, 15:22   #7
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I can only give you the benifit of my experience. I have had only 2 strokes mainly because of my racing days of Enduro/motorcross and the power they give out .I have had two new ficht engines on different boats in the last two years.the first did have some teathing problems but evenrude delt with these using their top engineer (Rod Bowers)He drove to my dealers to sort out the problem parts were replace regardless of cost.. Evenrude waranty are very good.I am very pleased with the 150 ficht .I would definately go for the E -Tech.You must however consider the rigging out as you will i think have a flow and return oil pipe as well as independant oiltank.Its a difficult choice as the suzuki is also a very nice piece of engineering.The crunch cums when you hear the roar of the 6 cylinders(of two stroke) Sir Phil Davies will comfirm fantastic
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If our fichts are anything to go by, then Etec can only be better, we currently between 2 fichts have 1016 hrs on them combined, great motors, we are getting a combined 1.25nm per l out of 2 x 75hp. Amazing low end grunt, do you really want the extra weight and service intervals of a fourstroke, you wont beat the Etec fuel figures, Verrados look amazing, until you look at the weights, and the complexity of them under the hoods,

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Just back from Mauritius the Hotel had a 250 suzuki on there ski come fish boat with nearly 1000 hours trouble free and it realy did take some stick the drivers had no respect at all for boat or engine.
i have never had an evenrude so i cant comment. i have had a 225 Yamaha four stroke and that was great with fantasic fuel figures.bit of a delema i know as i have a new rib on order and am in the same position as what to order. I keep looking at the Honda 225 its the five year warrenty. love to to know what you finaly deside on
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.I would definately go for the E -Tech.You must however consider the rigging out as you will i think have a flow and return oil pipe as well as independant oiltank.

No oil return (as was on the Ficht/DI) on the ETEC but large oil tank fitted independant.

We are consigning 20 plus of the 200hps ETECS and the ones fitted so far are superb. As mentioned the one thing with Evinrude is that Rod & co give a good back up.

In fairness Suzi also a good well engineered engine. We are trialing a pair of their 250ies and hope to report back soon.

Yam also worth a mention, ask Tony at Seafari Oban who swears by them.

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