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Old 01-19-2021, 06:52 PM
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And before I forget. I got the current evinrude back today. Needs a lower unit and new key harness and carbs rebuilt.

Going to get a "new to me" lower unit harness and rebuild the carbs and sell it.
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Old 01-22-2021, 04:26 PM
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So here are the results on shopping the new engines.

Yamaha 150 installed with 3year warranty by a top flight shop. $17,500
They do offer generous financing as to years which makes payments comfortable.

Suzuki 150 installed with 6 years on the warranty came to $15,300
Can finance with either 5or 6 years.

Mercury 150xl came to $15,500 with 3 year warranty installed
Adding 2 more to the warranty adds $1100. They also have decent financing packages

All have their plus and minuses
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:54 PM
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You need to add in the dealer cost of scheduled maintenance!! My neighbor just had his 200 hour (I'm sure it was 200) on his 300 Yamaha and it was crazy, crazy numbers. The maintenance cost to keep the warranty valid was a secondary factor on why there is not a 300 Yamaha on my boat, however the main reason was initial price & installation costs. From my shopping two years ago, Yamaha does not need or care about re-power business and it shows. Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:06 PM
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This is a fun thread to keep up with since I went through all the same thoughts when I evaluated choices for my 300 back last fall. Decisions, Decisions. I’m sure you will pick the right one and be happy. I think you have apples to apples on the motors. I also agree the Zuki 150 is a more comparable than the 140 Zuki (small block 2 Liter)
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:49 AM
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You're not required to have a dealer perform maintenance to maintain an outboard engine's warranty.
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Old 01-23-2021, 05:54 PM
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Very true Mr. Cool, however some folks don't even know what a spark plug is....let alone change six of them!!
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Old 01-25-2021, 03:04 AM
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I just went thru the same thing, comparing all 4 main contenders, Mercury, Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha. Discounted the Yamaha first due to the scheduled maintenance costs and Mercury soon after due to the high initial cost (although it was one of my 2 favorites). At the end it was between the Suzuki and the Honda, technologically they're very similar and their weight is pretty close but the Suzuki initial cost won out in the end, a difference of more than $5500, (this included a new instrument panel, relocating a battery and installing an NMEA 2000 network system to tie in the engine, tank and digital gauge to my chartplotter/sonar, the Honda dealer didn't offer any of these options)! I just got her back from the dealer and started the break-in process and this engine is even quieter than I expected, I barely hear it at idle, hell, the telltale cooling stream is louder than the engine! I haven't been able to take it to full throttle yet but at the present max of 4000 rpm she ran at 37 mph and gave 3.1 mpg, and at 3750 rpm she ran at 34 mph and gave 4.1 mpg! Incredible but I hear it's pretty common for the Suzukis. Just my 2 cents but you can't go wrong with Suzuki, just make sure you go to an authorized Suzuki "Re-Power" center to get the best experience.
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Hi Nestor-

Congrats on your new Suzuki 300. I am sure you will enjoy it.

As an employee of Honda Marine, I wanted to point out that Honda does offer a NMEA 2000 network, as well as analog to digital fuel sender converters and a variety of other sensors to allow our engines to share data and network to MFD's.

I have all of it on my 27 Tournament that is powered by twin 250 Honda's and love it.

Anyway, just thought I would share.
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Thanks Ed! I tell you, it was a close decision and you're correct, of course Honda does offer the same components. The advantage I found in Suzuki was mostly related to the dealer, he was able to sell me a 300 hp engine with digital controls and gauge, remaking the instrument panel and installing the NMEA 2000 network for a lot less money than the local Honda dealer did for a 250 hp engine with manual controls, analog gauges and no NMEA 2000 network. I assume a different dealer may have made a different offer but this being a small town there aren't many to go to, the next closest dealer was 1.5 hours away. That's why you should go to several different dealers, even from the same brand, to ensure you get the deal you want.
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