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llewellyn posted 10-31-2002 11:29 AM ET (US)   Profile for llewellyn   Send Email to llewellyn  
The present twins are 1988 OMC's and appear to be good for tradein. What would you all recommend as the least dollar and best configurations for reasonable power/fuel consumption?
thebone12 posted 10-31-2002 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
the best engines for the buck right now are the 2 stroke 225 suzukis, you can pick them up new for a song since eveyone now wants 4 strokes or DFI, the 2 stroke suzuki are great engines!
Bigshot posted 10-31-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have a guy in sarasota that is selling 2002 Zukis at 15% off COST. E-mail me if interested and I will give you his number. You will not find them cheaper anywhere. He has new 140 4 strokes for $7k which the commercial guys are paying more elsewhere. Commercial guys get great deals on engines but forfeit most of the warranty in return, etc. This guy can beat their deals with full warranty, etc.
Lewis posted 10-31-2002 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lewis  Send Email to Lewis     
I just did this with my 27. I had no luck with a trade in, but an ad in the local paper got numerous calls and ultimately $2500 for the pair of 235 OMC Seadrives. I would not put less than 500 HP on a 27. Why under power and have to turn high rpm's to cruise? It is less efficient and harder on the engines. You can buy 250's for the same as 225's or 200's. If money is no object I say go with the Yamaha 250 HPDI. If you are on a budget as I was, keep an eye on the classifieds and There are tons of people replacing their Yamaha EFI 250's for HPDI and 4 stroke 225's, because they think they are a lot more efficient and because they can. I found a pair of 2001 Yamaha EFI 250's with 150 hours for $13,000. It was a repower and it took three months of looking and I was the first caller and I gave him a deposit then, but good deals are out there, especially if you would consider Mercurys.
Look at, they compare the difference between a 30 foot, 10 foot beam, 9500 lb boat with EFI 250's and 4 stroke 225's. At cruise speed there is very little difference in efficiency and noise.
thebone12 posted 11-01-2002 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for thebone12  Send Email to thebone12     
you will not lose that much at all going with 225s over 250 at all. Most of the time merc and yama, it the same engine anyway. I still think you can get a BRAND new set of suzuki 225 with 6 year warr. for around 16-17grand! Also if you look at the result the 225four strokes did not due terrible, and the 225 two strokes beat them always! Just my 2 cents!
llewellyn posted 11-01-2002 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for llewellyn  Send Email to llewellyn     
I really appreciate all your responses. Many thanks!
lhg posted 11-01-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Captain, would you consider switching to a more suitable "handle" if you're going to participate here? Maybe something as simple or unimaginative as just initials. I think many here might appreciate it. We respect your information, experience and knowledge, but.....
Lewis posted 11-01-2002 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lewis  Send Email to Lewis     
I don't get it, what's wrong with the guy's handle? Maybe he's a bird hunter.
captbone posted 11-04-2002 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Some people have ISSUES!
OutrageMan posted 11-04-2002 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Larry, could you please take a moment to explain what you ar talking about?
jimh posted 11-04-2002 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A member has changed his screen name to something less objectionable; a very good move in my opinion.
hooter posted 11-05-2002 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Ah always figgered his handle as comin' from somethin' that Ruth Fertel would sell outta her steakhouses, like mebbe a 12-oz. t-bone. Was there some other meanin'? Where's the BEEF?
captbone posted 11-06-2002 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I was going change to the 9 1/2 inch monster but I did not want to hear anymore crying!

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