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    Yamaha Or Mercury.

    Looking at a new outboard powered boat. Performance numbers show Yaml 350 very close match for 400 Mercs. Yamis are heavier but normally asperaited. Which way would you go?
    Never liked those loud obnoxious boats, until I bought one of my own.

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    Those the only two choices?

    I'm really intrigued by the Suzuki Duo Prop outboards, and so far, love the 300 Etec G2 (not having to jack around with oil changes, etc, was a huge draw for me)

    Between those two, I'd go Merc 400 most likely.

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    Gotta be minimum 350. Suzies are, out of all, kicking the most butt these days though.
    Never liked those loud obnoxious boats, until I bought one of my own.

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    I think I saw a pair of Suzuki 350's with duoprops hangin of a Manitou on Big Thunder's lot.

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    I just looked at the Intrepid site last night and wondered what power you were going with. I have talked to allot of people that I would think are in the know, and they all claim that the Suzukiis are the real deal. A handfull of years ago, about everybody would have said Yamaha, but I think that they have been kind of stagnant. Yamaha has also had a couple of missteps, including the bad flywheels on the 300 (harmonic vibrations???). Knowing the limited info that I know, the Zukiis would be hard to pass on.

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    Merc 400 or Suzuki duo prop 350
    https://youtu.be/olm6WOXz1Hs


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    I just "winterized" the Evinrude tonight......AWESOME! Took less than 3 minutes. Battery Tender is installed and the batteries are cozy...

    Now, next 70 degree day...i'm unwinterizing.

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    Where (around here) are you gonna get a Suzuki serviced at ? Those ding-a-lings in Lebanon? Yikes!

    Evinrude E-tec if I was buying a new one. It's really the only smart choice if you intend to keep it awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench View Post
    Where (around here) are you gonna get a Suzuki serviced at ? Those ding-a-lings in Lebanon? Yikes!

    Evinrude E-tec if I was buying a new one. It's really the only smart choice if you intend to keep it awhile.
    Big Thunder, I'm fairly certain, would be the best choice for Suzuki. They've been putting them on the back of their Tritoons for a while. I've only used the 150 Suzuki's, but they were very impressive.

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    I know Evinrude has changed but I still have a bad taste in my mouth from the turn of the century and a particular 150 with a dirty word on the side. I think thy misspelled it though, was something like FICHT so they missed a U and K at least.
    Never liked those loud obnoxious boats, until I bought one of my own.

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    Those outboards are sure attractive. Next time I am looking for a boat I doubt I will consider anything with an inboard engine. I saw this video awhile back and I was amazed how far technology and engines have gone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GAx-ctGwqM

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    Quote Originally Posted by OP50MM View Post
    Those outboards are sure attractive. Next time I am looking for a boat I doubt I will consider anything with an inboard engine. I saw this video awhile back and I was amazed how far technology and engines have gone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GAx-ctGwqM
    Amazingly, it really was that easy. And thanks to ED "the Man" Champion, I got myself some of the apparently ultra special evinrude fuel stabilizer.

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    For whatever its worth, a guy in my FL marina who regularly runs 80mi offshore to fish just got a new Yellowfin with (3) 350 Merc's - his last boat (also a Yellowfin) had Yamahas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
    Big Thunder, I'm fairly certain, would be the best choice for Suzuki. They've been putting them on the back of their Tritoons for a while. I've only used the 150 Suzuki's, but they were very impressive.
    Did not know that. I looked it up and it says we have 9 Suzuki dealers around the lake. I sure don't see very many Suzuki outboards. Back when Figge Marine was in operation there were a few around, but since then they seemed kinda scarce to me. Maybe they started painting them black and I just haven't been reading the decals.

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