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Whaletosh posted 07-31-2001 03:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whaletosh  
while at the dealership thanking my Ruby Slippers (see post in General section), i had a chance to look at a suzuki EFI 50 HP 4-stroke on a brokerage pontoon boat. the dealer wanted me to look at the motor for my opinion. It is beautifully layed out, multi port sequential EFI, nice graphics. Pretty nice. Now I know why Suzuki had such good sales with the 60 and 70 EFIs.


Bigshot posted 08-01-2001 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Friend has a 2000 60hp on his flats boat, nice engine. EFI is awesome, just turn and it starts. Can't tell you how many times after we stick it in gear an onlooker can't believe it was running the whole time. The "indicator stream" is louder than the engine. My point is he liked it so much over the last 2 years that he did twin 115 suzukis on his 23 seaCraft.
Dr T posted 08-01-2001 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
I understand that the OMC 4 strokes are just Suzukis with different graphics and fuel connections.

Is this true?

I am considering an EFI 40 hp for my Sport 13 because of altitude.

How does the Suzuki compare to the Merc?

Bigshot posted 08-01-2001 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You are correct on the OMC. Great engines. Do they have the 3 year warranty like Zuki? Will a Zuki dealer honor it if no Evinrude dealer is around? I doubt it but can't hurt to ask.
Whaletosh posted 08-01-2001 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
Dr. T,

bombadier (sp) would be the one to honor the warranty on an OMC motor. So far they have committed to doing so for the entire OMC line. they aren't legally obligated to do so.

If you opt to go with suszuki I would wait until next spring. suszuki usually has promo running offering 6 year warranties. Of course if you could get a close out price on 2000 that may make some sense.

LarrySherman posted 08-01-2001 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
Has anyone heard about new Suziki models comming out? 130/150hp 4 stroke?
gvisko posted 08-01-2001 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
i have the suzuki 70 efi 4 stroke
on my montauk and it is great . you dont here it
running (bigshot is right you have to look at
water stream to see if its running)
it starts just like a car on first turn of
key . i use this boat once a week and it starts right aeay and i dont evev pump ball
it is a 2001 model the 2000 model was only
$500.00 less so i got the 2001 i also
got the 6 yr warrenty


compounder posted 08-01-2001 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
gvisko, is that Suzuki still burning just l gallon per hour?
gvisko posted 08-02-2001 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
compounder i get 1.6 gph at 2500 rpm
and 7.5 gph at wot 5700 rpm i hope
this helps you gvisko<><
Kim posted 08-03-2001 12:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
I'm geting a gal a hr. but at the end of the year I will post what I have done as I'm keeping a gas record / with hrs. they do there promo jan thru march. or they have the last two years (giveme six) from Suzuki.
Kelly posted 08-03-2001 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I talked to a dealer about another boat and a new 70 suzuki for my boat. They said that they think Suzuki will have a 140 this year. Kelly
blackdog posted 08-05-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Are Suzuki's know for high fuel usage?
LarrySherman posted 08-06-2001 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     

Thats sweet! A pair of those would be perfect on my 25! Now, does it make sense to put $20K of engines on a 1981 boat?

Bigshot posted 08-06-2001 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Moreso than a 1980:)
Anchor7 posted 08-09-2001 01:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Anchor7  Send Email to Anchor7     
I owned an OMC 70 hp 4-stroke and it is made by Suzuki, but modified to accept OMC controls. The motor was great, but the OMC controls are slightly incompatible with the motor, a minor annoyance. My warranty was only 2 years from OMC. A Suzuki dealer will not honor the OMC warranty. I recommend that you purchase the Suzuki version.

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