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Old 21 May 2015, 08:20   #1
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Etec 115HP horror stories?

I am looking at a 7.5m RIB with twin Evinrude 115s but a few people have said to steer clear as they have a reputation for blowing up and other dramatic endings.

Any anecdotes on here?
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Old 21 May 2015, 09:45   #2
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I am looking at a 7.5m RIB with twin Evinrude 115s but a few people have said to steer clear as they have a reputation for blowing up and other dramatic endings.

Any anecdotes on here?
E-tecs are fine and do not have a reputation for blowing up, if they are set up properly and looked after then they give years of service and the V4 115HP is one of the best in the range.

The predecessor to the E-tec was the FICHT. This did have a poor reputation however different engines and different manufacturers. FICHT was OMC Evinrude is BRP.

E-tec have been used by Qinquari on their Seafari boats for years and clock up 1000's of hours, that says enough for me.
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You can find horror stories for all motors. You can also find people that have 1000s of hours on all brands. The difference between the big manufacturers of modern engines is pretty slight. Go with what you know and with the dealer/service person that you like. That's the biggest variable these days.

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I have a 6.4m Ribcraft with twin 115 etecs ( for sale ) no major problems after 6 years.


.....sh1t happens.......
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Is that why you jumping ship eh Pd?

Great ship to jump to though! Nice one. actually that warrants a. verrrry nice!!!
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I have a 6.4m Ribcraft with twin 115 etecs ( for sale ) no major problems after 6 years.


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That sounds FAST?!
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The injection technology on the Ficht outboards was awful.

The Evinrude ETECs by BRP are a completely different animal...every inch of them has been carefully thought out.

They even thought to water-cool the ECM!
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It's not a proper survey (by any means), but of the 130+ boats we have on the Dry Stack, with engines from Yamaha, Mercury, Evinrude, Suzuki, Optimax, Honda, etc.Guess which ones have mechanical/electrical/manufacturer warranty upgrade issues the most?

But hey, I guess time will tell.......
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That sounds FAST?!

Not overly, 42kn on a good day. She's propped for load carrying.


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