06-21-2017 02:14 - edited 06-22-2017 09:00
The motor I ordered ( due to its 10 year warranty ) is a 20" 2oo HO 2017 model year with power steering propped w/ a 20" RX 4 to start. 18" seems too small and may over rev. The boat is designed around the extreme shallow water environment that South Texas inshore Boaters/Fisherman contend with every time out. There is some scuttlebutt that BRP is aware of the heat alarm issue I alluded to and I am curious whether anyone knows if BRP has a G2 high flow water kit available for new 2017 HO G2's operating in shallow water environments. And- Is a larger G2 scoop/screen variant in the works or available? Larger cooling lines - Part #'s? Who pays? Are there any negatives to consider?
Thanks in advance for chimming in.
06-21-2017 11:05 - edited 06-22-2017 10:44
G2 SLX hi-flow water inlet screens
5010501 High Flow +.060" Kit
5010502 Ultra High Flow +.160" Kit
5010490 Ultra High Flow + .410" Kit
If you continue to have overheating issues (you monitor a water pressure gauge, right?) have your dealer technician contact the Evinrude support team for assistance.
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