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Old 30 November 2005, 08:57   #11
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pretty good testing done allready :
http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...rt=26&posts=41
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Old 30 November 2005, 09:13   #12
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the test was quite a eye opener

quite good to see the manafactures gages against a calibrated fuel flow gauge .( the same one on each boat )

if i did not need a engine urgent i would wait

some engines were far better in the high rev ranges

and others remarkable at medium reves

it will make a buying decision a bit easyier.you just need to decide if your a mid ranger or a full throtle guy
Was there much diff between them all at WOT???
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Old 30 November 2005, 09:19   #13
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pretty good testing done allready :
http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...rt=26&posts=41
Great review - seems like the Suzuki and Yammy 4 strokes did very well and the ETEC at WOT - the Verado is just too heavy for the power I think.

Come on RIVA - spill the beans - we will all buy the mag anyway - can't wait until January!!!
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yes intresting stuff

it was nice to see the boats side by side
off the mark, which planed quicker , which cavitated which did not .

and the feel of the boats, which was a bit agricultiral which was not.
the diffrance in clocks , and how the same boat sat at rest side by side some one elses engine

cost of running , cost of ownership including service costs ,

de valuation

it was a honestly fair test . no bullshit and no spin

it also changed my view on one engine

but i am sorry cannot tell you rib internatinols view on wich was best over all because i was not a judge and i dont know
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Come on Riva tell us your review, some of us are buying one of these engines. i'st that what this forums about!
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There may be a problem with merc 225 Optis - I keep on having to put fuel in it to keep it going.

I bet there is!

But what about its new rival, the E-Tec? I understand that Evinrude has faced quite some failures in the past, however the new E-tec seems very promising and cheap to run.....
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After a 7 months search, I orderd a E-tec 250 yesterday. One reason also was that I could get a good prise for the 150 Ficht. The engine will be mounted on december 12th. First of all I need more horses and second 150hp for a boat this size and with 4 people in it, it's not economical. Found some nice info on them:

http://www.boatingworldonline.com/Engines.htm and http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ETEC.html and http://www.e-tecinfonet.org/ and
http://www.dfitechnologies.com/ and
http://www.outboardrepairs.com/evinrude/ and
http://www.boatsetup.com/cgi-bin/ubb...cgi?ubb=search
The last one you can search for anything
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By the way I'am very pleased with the Evinrude 150 Ficht 1998 that I owned for 1,5 years.
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Excellent news, Mark - your RIB will really fly now!
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After a 7 months search, I orderd a E-tec 250 yesterday. One reason also was that I could get a good prise for the 150 Ficht. The engine will be mounted on december 12th. First of all I need more horses and second 150hp for a boat this size and with 4 people in it, it's not economical. Found some nice info on them:

http://www.boatingworldonline.com/Engines.htm and http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ETEC.html and http://www.e-tecinfonet.org/ and
http://www.dfitechnologies.com/ and
http://www.outboardrepairs.com/evinrude/ and
http://www.boatsetup.com/cgi-bin/ubb...cgi?ubb=search
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Good choice, I hope you enjoy it!!

However, myself, I have not decided yet between the Opti and the E-Tec... In addition, all those tests and reports can be really subjective sometimes, coming from organisations who are glad to receive monthly checks for ad placements. I by no means wish to be offensive, but i've seen it happen.....
Anyway, one can never now until he tests a specific motor on the specific boat...
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