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Old 27 June 2005, 15:34   #1
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200hp mercury optimax vs evnrude e-tec

thinking to buy a 200hp engine
what do you prefer ? mercury optimax vs evnrude e-tec ... price is the same here
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Old 27 June 2005, 15:59   #2
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Very happy so far with the E-Tec if it's any help Marios!

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Old 27 June 2005, 16:09   #3
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Purely a personal view - I think the greater simplicity of the etec design lends itself to better long term durability & reliability - but none are old enough yet to test that.
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Old 27 June 2005, 16:14   #4
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We're getting there !

70 hrs and counting (the cost )

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Old 27 June 2005, 16:23   #5
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Get back to us when you've done 700!
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Old 27 June 2005, 16:25   #6
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Hopefully we'll still be smiling!!!


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Old 27 June 2005, 16:36   #7
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Very pleased with my Optimax 225,getting better fuel return than a Ficht 150.I was thinking about getting a Etec myself earlier in the year but decided to stick with the Optimax as I felt the Etec 225 hadn't been about long enough to prove itself.
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Old 28 June 2005, 08:34   #8
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A guy on an American fishing forum has 2 E-Tecís 250HP on his boat with over 1000 hours. He had no problems yet.

I'll try to find that forum back.

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Old 28 June 2005, 09:39   #9
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Remind that Optimaxes are avilable with DTS and Smartcraft system.
DTS stands for Digital Throtlle and Shift. It's a servo system. Together with the smartcraft it will give you lots of extra comfort like fuel conspumtion rate and digital cruise controll. :

No more gear grinding No more weared out cables
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Old 28 June 2005, 11:36   #10
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Had a 200 opti for almost 200 hours. Low on fuel on cruise speed( 32 ltr/hours in 37 knots, empty Narwhal 700 )very high on full trottle. Also very noisy esp on low rews. Ecu gave fake warnings so it was replaced after 15 hours. The kompressor ( ? ) on the fuelsystem broke at 120 hours. Very expensive, but mine was covered by warranty.
Used a fortune on special optimax 2stroke oil. (Had to use that type under warranty, Most people use std TC-W3 oil after warranty, much cheaper)
Very happy with the smartcraft system.

This season I have a 250 Suzuki. Never 2 stroke again for me.

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