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Suzuki 30 vs e-tec 25 or 30

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Ky.trophy, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Ky.trophy

    Ky.trophy New Member

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    Looking for opinions on new suzuki 30 4 stroke or e-tec 25 or 30?
     
  2. BAYDOG

    BAYDOG Global Moderator Sponsor Moderator

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    To me it's a no-brainer , I would go with a Evinrude. No maintenance for three years, it's winterizes itself, better on fuel, Just as quiet, fewer moving parts. Also, no break-in period, Wide open throttle out of the box.
     
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  3. wingmatt

    wingmatt Elite Refuge Member

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    Opinion ....... mine would be go with the Suzie. They make fine outboards. I had a 50 EFI Suzie on my big boat for 8 years until I upgraded to a 70 Yammie. I've had a couple small Suzies (8 and 5) over the years. They were all fine outboards. My hunting buddy has had a Suzie 50 on his duck boat for about 7 years and hasn't had one problem.

    And it looks like the Suzie 30 weighs approx 10 pounds that the 30 E-tec. While I haven't owned an E-Tec (or similar Tohatsu TLDIs), my neighbor has one and has had issues. His 50 E-tec was noticably louder than my Suzie 50. 4-strokes nowadays have come a long way!
     
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  4. Okie Fowler

    Okie Fowler Senior Refuge Member

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    I've never owned or run an E-Tec, but the 2018 70 hp Suzuki I have is a nice runnin' engine. Don't have much run time on it yet so can't speak to longevity, however.
     
  5. CA Hunter

    CA Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a 30HP 2017 suzuki,
    Very happy with it and very gas conserving motor. it is a little less than 100 hours on it now.
    on 16 miles trip (8 miles each way) with 3 little boys (210, 215 and 250LB) it consumes 1.5 gallons. My old 2 stroke Johnson 30HP ate at least 3.5 gallons for the same trip
    Also, suzuki, as per specs, is the latest technology on outboards.
     
  6. Pirogue

    Pirogue Senior Refuge Member

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    My huntin pard has a 2015 30hp Etec......been trouble free and strong so far. We have abused the crap out of it in the river and backwaters.

    P
     
  7. Coastal ducker

    Coastal ducker New Member

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    I have a 2015 Suzuki. I have put a lot of hours on it in the salt marshes and bays. Only issue, I had to replace the trim tile switch went bad.
     
  8. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    Whatever you choose (they're both fine motors), factor in how close and how good your local service is. I love susies, but in my area nearby parts and service are not available.
     
  9. Ky.trophy

    Ky.trophy New Member

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    What kind of performance compared to the Johnson 30?
     
  10. lucky_man

    lucky_man Senior Refuge Member

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    I had a Suzuki 30 4 stroke and it was great. Had it on a 1751 Excel and would push it about 30 MPH with decoys and 1 other person. Strong little motor. I got mine from the Port-a-Boat website. They had them at the best price I found anywhere, shipped free, and came with prop, oil, fuel hose and tank. At the time Suzuki had a 3 year warranty and would add another 3 if you registered it with them. Give that website a look.
     

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