Someday I will repower my rig. If I stayed with a 175 to 200hp motor, the new G2 with integral power steering weigh more than Suzuki 4-strokes. I like the concept of a V6 without the integral power steering, I think E'rude calls it the 'track' mid-section, but it only shaves ~30-pounds off the already heavy G2 motors, so the execution is flawed IMHO.
Having been a life-long Evinrude owner ... I think this is a BIG miss in the product development and marketing department. I see Evinrude MISSING out on the OB re-power market!
My 'old' DI 175hp (still running!) only weighs 410-pounds. Can't Evinrude make either an E-Tec or a G2-LITE version, that has the whiz-bang features of the new G2s without all the weight?
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Wow, that (G2 in a V4 at 135 hp) would definitely be of interest to me. Is there any way to find out if and when that may occur? :-)
I'd buy a G2 135hp HO in a 2nd ...
Sorry to hijack the thread... but in my queries of Evinrude, no one thinks we will see one (V4 G2 135) for about 1.5 years... Doesn't sound like there is anything substantive being worked on.
Someday I will repower my rig. If I stayed with a 175 to 200hp motor, the new G2 with integral power steering weigh more than Suzuki 4-strokes. I like the concept of a V6 without the integral power steering, I think E'rude calls it the 'track' mid-section, but it only shaves ~30-pounds off the already heavy G2 motors
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