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Optimax 225 vs Suzuki 250

I am considering buying a boat use will be on salt water and mainly for leisure. Currently my two options are both of the same hull a 33’ mini cabin center console with either outboards:

1. 2006 suzuki 250 - 800+ hours - (compression running at 150; not a lot major failures)


2. 2015 Mercury Optimax 225 - 180 hours (compression test running at an average of 120, didn’t check for major failures)

My preference is to go with the 4 stroke but I am worried that a 2006 800+ hours machine might not serve well. Also worried the optimax might die out soon unexpectedly. So i guess i am worried about the same issue.

​​​​​​​Your advice is appreciated!
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Re: Optimax 225 vs Suzuki 250

Theres multiple motorboat forums where youre like to get much better advice. This is a sailing forum. We know about low powered diesels (<100hp in general) and dinghy engines. But think for most of us (self included) clueless on your question.
Can only say I like dinghy engine 2 strokes. Better hole shot, less weight, and less moving parts. Have no idea how this translates to a high powered motor boat.

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