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Mate
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Help with G2 150 HO

Just bought a new Manitou 21 Tritoon with the performance package. Its rigged with a G2 150 HO with power steering. Dealer has a 18 pitch Rebel on there now. With 3 people and ten gallons of gas we got 42 to 43 mph out of her at 5700 rpms. You could trim quite a bit and didn't blow out. At 4000 rpms with a little trim it was 25 to 26 mph. GPS speed. I looked at the plate on the motor while moving at cruising speeds. With little to no trim I couldn't see the plate. Plenty of spray kicking up.  Its mounted on the lowest hole. Dealer said the plate is even with the bottom of the center toon. If we moved it up one hole it would raise it about 3/4 of an inch I believe.

The steering was very stiff when turning just a little if you didn't have the motor trimmed a lot. I was supposed to have the 3.5 Icon gauge on the dash. But it doesn't fit so they are ordering me the Icon pro series I believe they are called. Its 2 round gauges. I believe they hook up thru NMEA network, whereas the standard gauges I have now don't.

Dealer said the steering Is stiff because the power steering isn't fully working because of no connection to the NMEA network. I was expecting very easy steering and its not that way.

Been told a 19 pitch Viper might give me better speed.

Any help would be nice.
                 

Admiral
Posts: 5,697
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Help with G2 150 HO

Your dealer can adjust the steering "feel" using the laptop and diagnostic software if you do not have an Evinrude dash display panel.

 

Engine height and propping is often trial and error. Raise the motor one or two holes at a time to find the best height. The Evinrude E-TEC G2 can be mounted higher that other engine models. Check it always with a full load and a light load to be sure the height is OK in all situations.

 

The Viper may not be the best choice for a pontoon boat unless you are strictly looking for top speed only with a very light load. The Rebel or RX4 props might be better suited for your application. 

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The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
Mate
Posts: 3
Registered: a week ago

Re: Help with G2 150 HO

Its so stiff now its very hard to turn at 25 mph with the motor trimmed. My 150 Yamaha turned much easier with hyrd steering. I have heard the power steering should be very easy to turn.  I guess it set at the lowest setting from the factory. Well what its set on now is useless. I have the basic gauges now. I was suppose to have the 3.5 screen but it doesnt fit. The only option seems to be the Icon pro round gauges but I dont think I can adjust it with those gauges.

Admiral
Posts: 5,697
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Help with G2 150 HO

If the steering is as stiff as you say, then there is a problem such as a kinked line, restriction, or binding somewhere. Your steering should feel similar to your car's power steering. It is possible that your power assist is not operating correctly. Contact your dealer as this is not right and could lead to an unsafe situation.

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"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                                                 -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald


***************
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. If you elect to do it yourself, be sure to use caution, common sense, and to observe all safety procedures in the vicinity of gasoline, moving engine parts, high temperature components, heavy items, and electrical or ignition systems.

The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.