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Gatorgar
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Mercurys are the only garbage engines.


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Drunken_tiger
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Member since Oct 2016
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
I have only owned one Suzuki and it was a solid motor. I would have got another one when I ordered my new boat, but the closest dealer is two hours away.


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Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
My brother has had two Suziki O/Bs. He swears by them. He just bought a new 23 ft with a 300hp. Quiet as a mouse even when running.


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geauxpimp
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Cocodrie, LA
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
They are good engines. They are not Yamaha good, but good.

They are cheaper and easier to get than Yamaha engines.

Your boat will run fine with them. The 350 is a beast with counter-rotating props.

The boat will have lower/slower resale with them than with Yamaha.


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Shouldn’t it since a 300 zuk can be had for $5,000 less than the Yamaha??? Cost of ownership also goes to the zuk from a parts stand point.


BayouRat15
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
You right about that $5000.
The dealer told me that he would put a Yamaha SHO on their for $5000 more. That's a 250hp 25" shaft
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BayouRat15
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
quote:

suzuki is the same as evenrude, both use the same parts and even the same part numbers for most things


bullshite


johnnyrocket
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Member since Apr 2013
3342 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
A lot of Suzuki dealers tell me they have corrosion issues with the engines. I was looking at one until a guy came into the dealer complaining about this issue. The service manager told him this was a common issue. I kind of looked at a bay boat with a different engine option.

It would be cool to have a Suzuki as you could say it all day long to your fishing buddies. Suuuuuzzzzuuuukiiiii.


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Name them and no they don’t


johnnyrocket
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Neighbor has one he also replaced due to corrosion on the inside of the engine. He repowered with a Evinrude Etec.

YouTube motor issue same as neighbor.

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Each one told me they had some corrosion issues with Suzuki and they sell them along with other mfg engines.

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178cajun
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
I have a 175 zuki on my skeeter. No problems and pushes it pretty good. I would recomend.


Tigah D
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Member since Jul 2008
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
They are solid motors. Being pushed now due to ongoing supply issues with the large Yamaha's, been going on for a good few years now

#anythingbutmerc



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yatesdog38
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Evinrude contracted with Suzuki on the gen 2 Evinrude Etec engines. (from what i've read) This allowed better access to parts for repairs. That is my understanding. I like mine, bought it used but it purrs. It doesn't sound like a whinyass mercury thank God. Seems as if the first gen Etec was garbage though, i have no experience with them but the interwebs seems to dump on them pretty bad.
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BayouRat15
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
The G2 Etec better than G1?


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TxWadingFool
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Member since Sep 2014
1974 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Solid engines, they are gaining market share big time right now with the supply issues of the new Merc's and SHO's. The 350 is a beast both on the low end and top end with the TRP lower.


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TBoy
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re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
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Neighbor has one he also replaced due to corrosion on the inside of the engine.


Sounds like an anode issue. I have never had a Suzuki, but anytime you run in salty water you have to make sure to replace the anodes when they degrade. Good sacrificial anodes should prevent corrosion problems.


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
1147 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
Unless it’s a Yamaha


MotorBoater
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Hammond
Member since Sep 2010
1403 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
I watch way too much YouTube fishing and boating channels. Almost all are running Suzuki's now days. They all seem to love them. Deermeatfordinner just did a repower on his boat and use a Zuke.


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TopWaterTiger
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Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
7383 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
I want to repower my current bay boat from an old 2 stroke Mercury to a new Suzuki 4 stroke.


KemoSabe65
Member since Mar 2018
1147 posts

re: Looking to buy a new boat all I see is they are equipped with Suzuki outboards. Garbage?
You need to study so you can gradiate lawdy come lawdy baw. We can keep that opti running for a couple more years.


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