I've got a pair of 2008 115s, love 'em. Problems wise, I've had an EMM in one of them which was out of warranty, but BRP make a BIG contribution to the replacement cost. I did the replacement myself, takes about an hour. I've had to change 1 injector (out of the 8 between the 2 engines) which I also did myself & it's a doddle, despite what Honda dealers might have you believe
. The first service was 300hrs or 3 years which cost less that £600 for the pair. I use XD100 oil, which if you buy in bulk is around £40/US gallon. LPB are the most expensive that I've found for oil, beware.
The engines start first time every time, even after being winterised & stood all winter, the holeshot is teriffic
. Fuel wise, I get 0.7nm/L, better if I'm light on the throttle. A single would get me into the magic 1nm/L territory. On cruises I use around the same amount of fuel as similarly powered 4S boats. (& have twice the fun
Andy (Hadd) has the 130.
I thought that the 115 was being discontinued & replaced by the 130
Would I buy another Etec, absolutely, I'm already planning my next boat & it will have an Etec on the back. Are they perfect, nope! but what is?
Give Mike Vincent at South Coast Marine a ring for a price, top bloke & very well connected at BRP