2007 330 express repower considering 300 Suzuki

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yes, this is with 2016 DF250 Suzuki's fly by wire
Thanks, that is impressive to say the least. Significantly better than I was seeing with the original 225's (~1.0 +/-) Was really thinking one needed to get up to a pair of 300's, but apparently a pair of 250's would do the trick.
 
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Not sure on the 33’ with twin 250 my buddy had a pair of 300 Suzuki’s on his 33’ express and went to twin 350 Dual prop and it made that boat it cruises at 33 mph and will do 51mph.
 

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I have always had Yamaha but I have noticed that the local Seatow is repowering with Suzukis. I have been meaning to ask if his motivation was initial investment or quality/dependability. Not a lot of convenient dealers close by either?
 

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I have always had Yamaha but I have noticed that the local Seatow is repowering with Suzukis. I have been meaning to ask if his motivation was initial investment or quality/dependability. Not a lot of convenient dealers close by either?
I spoke to the Sea Tow guy from Palm Beach area and he said they cost a little less, they get a little better fuel economy and the get great service out of them. Sea Pro Boats is growing like crazy now that the original owner got the company back from Brunswick. Their dealers are all Suzuki so that helps alot. There are also alot of repower shops selling Suzuki. We love ours. The Yamahas are great too. We are going to be doing long distance cruising, so I was looking for the best fuel economy at a reasonable speed. With the Solas 15 3/4" x 15 3 blade I got up to 1.48 at 27.7 mph. Thats phenomenal, but at WOT I hit the rev limiter. Im hoping these new props will do the trick.
 

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I don’t see 40lbs making much of a difference. At least not on a 330 Express. The power head being 4”’s further forward will offset some of that. The wet bath timing chain is such a big advantage over the belt. It’s worth the extra weight. No expensive adjustments. I also prefer the Suzuki backbone system over the Yamaha Command Link. I’ve rigged 3 Suzuki’s and 1 Yamaha in the last 6 months. Zuki is easier.
agree, but 80lbs here 80lbs there and it does add up. just saying....
 

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I have over 1k hours now on my 2016 DF300AP's and luv them. It's like a whole new boat after I replaced the original F225 dogs.

2003 330,.
 

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Here is the latest result with the Powertech 4 blade 16x16 props. I can’t trim much at WOT without hitting the rev limiter. The boat is performing well though. It comes out of the hole great. I’m going to talk to Marcus at Powertech tomorrow and see what he thinks. I’m down 200 gal of fuel out of 350 and my water tank is low so when I’m full. These props may be just right? 30A4236B-64AC-40ED-B4B2-587DBD3ED0E4.jpeg
 
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