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.
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.
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
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with 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.
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