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Old 11-06-2007, 06:58 PM
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it would be nice to do a test drive with both
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Now through the end of the year with Suzuki.
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are the 300 yamahas still popular?
never were popular....way too many issues. Local dealers deduct if a boats has them.
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how popular are the 225-250 Suzuki's. They seem to have some of the best fuel economy of the bunch when compared, but also seem to be slower by 1-1.5 mph when compared on top end.
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how popular are the 225-250 Suzuki's. They seem to have some of the best fuel economy of the bunch when compared, but also seem to be slower by 1-1.5 mph when compared on top end.
also the 300 suzuki, I keep hearing about it, but as far as the offshore performance factor that's like putting on a honda or a diahstu outboard on the back of a like a fountain...


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with the verados...any feedback on fuel dilution?
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with the verados...any feedback on fuel dilution?
Never heard of that. Please explain.
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fuel dilution is gas getting into the oil.

This is happening with some of the boosted PWC engines (Honda, Sea Doo and Kawasaki) and I am curious if the supercharged outboards have this same thing happening.
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fuel dilution is gas getting into the oil.

This is happening with some of the boosted PWC engines (Honda, Sea Doo and Kawasaki) and I am curious if the supercharged outboards have this same thing happening.
Gotcha! I am on all the fishboat websites and the Veraoclub website and have not heard of that condition with the Verado. IF you want to do some searches and are interested in getting a Verado on your next boat go check out
www.thehulltruth.com
www.veradoclub.com
www.outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com

These sites have tons of outboard engine info....some truthful, some not...just like anywhere.
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Larger outboards, maybe. Smaller ones? My father bought two new Evinrudes in 1957; a 7 1/2 and an 18. Fifty years later, and we're still running them and they look like new. The only maintenance was lower unit oil changes and a few spark plugs. Like many other things, they don't build 'em like that anymore.
sweetttttttttttttttttt i have a19 59 merc 350 40 hp thunderbolt . it runs great . neaver rebuilt . and you are right they do not build them like that anymore
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