I'm getting close to pulling trigger on new ETEC....G2 I think. Trying to decide on which motor to buy.
I'm a little confused about G2....mostly regarding the power steering. I know the units all use integrated hydraulic steering. However, I just had a dealer tell me that a 25" 200HO G2 can only be rigged with the power steering modual....and that a 20" can be purchased without power steering. I certainly don't need "power steering" on a 20' boat.
The dealer that told me this is wrong? or at least I hope he's wrong. I'm not willing to pay extra for something I don't need.
Confirmation of this would be great.
Your dealer is correct.
My earlier response was almost a year ago. Since then the 175-200 G2 E-TEC became available with regular steering on the traditional TRAK midsection that uses either a steering cable or a hydraulic cylinder.
250HP w 25inch leg only comes with power steering.
I have a 225HO G2 on a 19 ft boat with power steering and I love it. Since my leg is 20 inch I could have ordered one without power steering but I actually wanted it. My previous motor was a 200HO G1 and Ps makes a big positive differance,
01-31-2017 07:50 - edited 01-31-2017 07:56
so if i order a 250 25" shaft G2 it would come with power steering
Which G2 E-TEC 250 are you interested in - the regular 250 HP or the 250 HO version?
Both versions of the 25" Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 HP come standard with digital power steering (DPS) unless you purchase the counter-rotating version.