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Captain
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎06-23-2019

What impresses me

 I turn the key and one turn she rumbles to life, not a puff of smoke. She idles at 500rpm as I shift into forward and slowly, quietly move away from the dock. As I throttle up, she effortly climes onto plain: a little trimming and she's running across the waters surface @ 30mph around 3500 rpm while sniffing fumes from my gas tank. I believe I'm getting around 4-5 miles  per gallon. That's what impresses me.

Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Re: What impresses me

Does it put a smile on your face?  It does to me every time.

Captain
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: What impresses me

Agree with you, but you forgot one thing. I know they aren't as quiet as a 4-stroke, but I've come to appreciate that 6-cylinder growl when it first fires up.

Kinda like a Harley or a V8 Mustang with a performance exhaust... you know that thing can move.
2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Captain
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎06-23-2019

Re: What impresses me

yes sir! 

Captain
Posts: 104
Registered: ‎05-29-2018

Re: What impresses me

Prius or mustang hmm.  After on plane there’s a lot of wind noise right?  I guess it depends  a lot on the boat.  

Captain
Posts: 125
Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: What impresses me

Exactly.  At 25-30mph (3500-4000 rpms for me) the wind noise is louder than the motor noise on all boats.  

 

It would be nice to see actual decibel readings compared AT THE HELM for and Evinrude vs. a competing 4-stroke.  

2017 Tidewater 1910 Baymax
Evinrude 150HO (M: E150HGXABH S/N: 05500627H MFDate: 6/17)
Admiral
Posts: 8,407
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: What impresses me

 

 

That varies too much from boat to boat for accurate comparisons. 

 

 

 


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


 



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Skipper
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-20-2018

Re: What impresses me

I upgraded from Yami 225 Excel to G2 225 H.O. on a Boston Whaler Outrage 22 Cuddy.

 

I had NEVER noticed the continuous sound of the spray off the hull at planing speeds until the G2.  ...and all the things already mentioned impress me.

3350 RPM cruise at 31Mph, 4.5 mpg

Steve

Captain
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎06-23-2019

Re: What impresses me

I have the 200 G2 HO on a 22ft chris craft cuddy cabin deep V and it will trim out to 50 mph so i can only imagine what a beast your 225HO is. The more i run her the better she sounds. 

Mate
Posts: 4
Registered: a month ago

Re: What impresses me

I am considering buying a boat for the west coast roughly of the same length and weight as yours and powering it with the same engine. 

 

Wondering what propeller and pitch are you using?