Originally Posted by Brian
Super photos-even superer boat.
Can you tell us something about the engine problem/swap please?
Basically if the old engine was turned off and left in the down position for even a short period of time, it would then suck water water into the chambers and flood the plugs when we tried to restart. It was a short shaft motor, which may have contributed to the problem, but it was fitted to the transom at the correct height according to the Honda specs.
Graham Jelly (top bloke) tried a few mods to the engine positioning, but then sorted out a replacement engine for Martin as soon as he realised that there was no altenative.
The new Etec has really surprised us with its performance. It does not use any more fuel than the four stroke. This may be something to do with the fact that it is 55kgs lighter, but I think that 2 stroke technology has come a long way in the last couple of years.
Incidentally, talking about the weight of engines, between February and August, 2 Honda engine mounting brackets cracked. We do tend to go out in rough weather, but it makes you think...