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rehenderson posted 02-23-2004 04:48 PM ET (US)   Profile for rehenderson   Send Email to rehenderson  
Anyone have an opinion on this motor?- Appears to be very similar to the OX-66 Yamaha. I've found a new 2003 model at a great price.....
jimp posted 02-23-2004 05:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
When I repowered my 1990 Revenge 22 W/T with a 2003 Merc 225 Optimax last year, this engine came in second.

A lot of nice attributes for the 2003 I looked at: price $11,300 installed (included removal & disposal of the old engine, stainless prop, instrumentation, 6-yr warranty). This price was $2,500 LESS than my Optimax (5 yr warranty) and $3,700 LESS than the best Yamaha 4-stroke deal (1-yr warranty) and about $5,000 LESS than a 225 Yamaha 4s with 3-yr warranty. I like the oil tank under the cowl. Good looking engine. I did talk to some folks and they said that the 225 EFI was thirsty... running out of fuel on a run that they had successfully made in the past. I know of another Forum member with a Suzuki 225 on his Revenge 22 and I sent him the link. Maybe he can add more.

Compared to other brands, there don't seem to be a lot of Suzukis around. That was one point that scared me a bit.

JimP

rehenderson posted 02-23-2004 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for rehenderson  Send Email to rehenderson     
My price is $9400 installed with a stainless prop- and another $1000 to go from a three to a six year warranty. Even with the warranty, I'm $4000 under the 4 stroke price and having a hard time rationalizing spending the difference (which is what I really want to do)...if anyone has specific information about the performance of this specific motor on a 22' Revenge I'd love to hear it....
homey posted 02-24-2004 12:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for homey  Send Email to homey     
rehenderson,

I see them all over the bay, here in Maryland. They are becoming the very popular.

My friend had a older Suzuki 2-stroke. It had been submerged several times, and run hard. Its still running!!!

Hans Jacobs posted 02-24-2004 02:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hans Jacobs  Send Email to Hans Jacobs     
I have a Revenge 22' with a Suzuki 225 EFI and so far I am happy with it. I bought the Revenge last summer and it came with the Suzuki. I found out that it had the wrong prop. So from performance perspective I cannot give you very reliable information. I have been to a Mercury shop for a new prop and they were very impressed (and first didn't want to believe) that this engine was able to swing a 23' pitch prop 4500 RPM's on such a heavy boat. Currently I am sorting out the prop issue.
Before I bought the boat I did quite a lot of research on Suzuki's, generally the opinions were positive with some remarks regarding the fuel usage and the limited number of dealers.

Hans

Bigshot posted 02-24-2004 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Too high....selling them installed with SS prop(standard), etc for $7850 here in FL. Look on E-bay, worth the drive in my opinion from NC.
rehenderson posted 02-24-2004 11:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for rehenderson  Send Email to rehenderson     
Bigshot- thanks for your advice. Irrespective of price, what's your thought on that motor?
Bigshot posted 02-24-2004 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have owne 3 Suzukis and loved them all. When my OMC 225 blew in December I thought about that engine....mine was just too nice(325hours) not to rebuild or else I would have one on my ride. They al come standard with a polished SS prop and maybe some other stuff. Most dealers are selling them for about $7500 with 3 year warranty. I do not think I would spend $1k for a 6 years.
SeminoleWind posted 10-05-2005 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeminoleWind  Send Email to SeminoleWind     
I have this engine (2003) on a 2002 Wellcraft 22' Sportsman (dual console). It's a tough engine and certainly capable of pushing this 5000 pound boat. It ran perfect for about 3 months...easily pushed the boat to 45/50 mph. Since then it has seemed to lose some power. I attribute this to misuse and poor maintenance practices...Until recently, I lived inland and kept the boat at my sister's home near the gulf...her and her husband trashed it. I have recently moved back to the coast and my baby is home with me now. So, the overhaul begins.

I am looking for a new cowling for the engine - if anyone has any ideas (I tried eBay), please let me know!

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