Grady White repower

Psw429

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I have an older ‘98 Grady White Marlin. I’m interested about repowering the boat, I have the original 2 stroke 0x66 motors. I would like to go with 4 strokes...I’m hearing good reviews on Suzuki. Anyone have any advise or first hand experience with repowering their GW? Thanks in advance
 

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I have a 2003 Marlin 300 with twin Yamaha F225 4-strokes and I’ve been looking into repowering options. First you have to consider weight and what your hull was designed to handle. Some of my fishing buddy’s repowered their Marlins with Suzuki 250 fly by wire 4-strokes for $35-38k. But their hulls were designed to handle the heavier 4-stroke engines. One of my buddies with an older Marlin designed for the lighter 2-stroke engines had to go with Evenrude G-2’s because they are lighter than 4-strokes and less expensive. Everyone seems to like their Suzuki’s and my buddy likes his G-2’s, but I’ve seen some mixed reviews on G-2’s. The various owner web sites tend to recommend going with 300’s instead of 250’s.
 
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Have you contacted GW and will they give recommendations? Also, can you tell me roughly what the gal/p/hr you get with the four stroke 225’s?
 

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Got a 99 Marlin i repowered with DF250s last year. Under 50 hrs thus far, but really like em. Any questions let me know