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blizzard340

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Looking at buying a used Ranger, 620's with 250 Gen 2's, or maybe a 621 with a 300. Probably to stay in budget will have to stick with 2015's, doubt if I can afford a 2016.

Questions: 
  1. Was '15 the first year out for the Gen 2 in these sizes?
  2. Any widespread issues with the '15's?
  3. Any good reason to try to find a '16 that I can afford? Or wait a year when the '16' will      be cheaper?

  If '15 was the first year for the Gen 2, very worried about buying a first year model from BRP.  Reason is, I have been buying Ski-doo's for many years, after having bought myself and experienced or had friends with bad experiences with first year models of sleds. I would say I would probably never buy a first year model Ski-doo ever again.

  Many of the used  620's and 621's have Verados, some with Yamahas, not too concerned with the reliability of them. I believe, from what I have read, that the Gen2's look to me to be the better performing engine, if everything is working as expected. I have bought two new boats during the last 18 years. One Crestliner with a Merc 150 XR(?) and the Ranger I have now has a 150 Opti. Both very very reliable. Most of the boats I am looking at have at least a couple yrs warranty left, but I do not want to use it. Having to use warranty usually means a ruined or even nightmare fishing trip.    Thanks.
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Just like the other two big players there has not been model years since 2013. Why not find a boat you like and then post serial and model number and we can tell you more about that engine in particular. No more or less issues with G2 than OPTI(and lucky you have not done compressor yet on it or is it under that Service bulletin for comp reeds), Vrod or SHO.

I would be more concerned with out of warranty Vrod and SHO due to their complexity but that is just me and no one can answer your question without knowing what model you are specifically looking at, but from the sounds of what you are asking you might be happier with Merc or Yamaha "if everything is working as expected", but I would get a G2 everyday of the week and I have used them all.
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1. No, the G2 was introduced in 2014
2. No, there were some updates that you will need to check to make sure they were done, a dealer would just need the serial number to do that.
3. No, they are the some motor.
blizzard340

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Originally Posted by PropNut
1. No, the G2 was introduced in 2014
2. No, there were some updates that you will need to check to make sure they were done, a dealer would just need the serial number to do that.
3. No, they are the some motor.



Thanks for the good info. According to the poster before you, it might be too much to ask for a boat motor to perform "as expected".  Thanks again!
Huey

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Where did I say it is too much too expect. All the G2 i have used, rigged and sold have performed above expectations. I simply pointed out no year models anymore and if you find a boat you like with a G2 post serial and model number and some skilled eyes will take time out of their day to see if anything jumps out. Also posting a history report of the engine tells some skilled ALOT of useful info.
blizzard340

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Well, I got a great deal on buying a new '18 Ranger 620FS with a Gen2 250 by buying a Rangerboat Certificate won by a walleye pro here in the Midwest. Changed a few things on the basic boat provided by Ranger on the certificate and the boat should be at dealer this week or next and be able to be picked up soon after.

I am very excited to get in this boat and start fishing. I am one to read the owner's manual carefully before using, of course have not seen it yet, just curious what the break-in procedure is like? 
johnvvv

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There is no break-in period. Drive it like you normally would from day one. The motor is programmed to use more oil for the first hours of operation then will automatically switch to normal oiling once the time has passed, so don't even give it a thought. If you want to read about your motor in advance you can find your manual here...

http://www.operatorsguides.brp.com/Index.aspx?lang=E&s1=7b4a3464-e170-40de-9bd9-2f05005e6370

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