Mercury 225 OptiMax

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  • Optimax or Optimin?

    Jun 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fuel Economy
    Cons: Non-reliable

    Summary: My friends and I like to offshore fish. We routinely make runs of 70 to 80 miles offshore in a given fishing day, which is a typical run out of Savannah, GA. Our normal cruising RPM range varies from 3800 to 4300 depending on the seas. We routinely ... read more

  • Power loss

    Oct 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful motor
    Cons: Power loss while running

    Summary: Recently I have purchased a 2000 Mercury OptiMax 225. I purchased the motor new on a Ranger 2000, model 520 DVX. I broke the motor in using the recommendations of the dealer as well as the manufacturer. I have experienced on several occasions while ... read more

  • to many problems=no time to fish

    Jul 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fuel economy is good,engine is not as loud as typical 2-stroke.Heavy duty gear case.
    Cons: .Hard to find any dealer that can really fix this engine..

    Summary: Far to many problems working bugs out of 225 optimax.Prop was wrong pitch,dealer related.Motor ran badly,idle was too high,rpm dropped in corners.The smart craft gauges did not work.When fixed,they still will not work properly.Not many dealers will work ... read more

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