I'm considering re-powering Skookum with a Suzuki 300hp and putting a second helm on my back deck starboard side cabin wall. Skookum is a 27-foot Bayweld that weighs about 6000 pounds. With my single Honda 225 hp my optimum cruising speed is about 24mph and I consume about 15 gph, or get around 1.8 miles per gallon.
I know that you owners I'm asking for responses have your own variables that are particular to your boats and situation. Just answer the best you can. My questions to knowledgeable Suzuki owners are:
- Reliability, any issues?
- Fuel consumption and economy at cruising speed
- Cost for second helm
- Any other details you think may help
I did try searching the forums for boaters' experience with the Suzuki's but have no luck using the search function on the forum. Thanks for your help in advance...jim