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Old 24 November 2005, 17:29   #11
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they make a lot of noise and give a lot of blue smoke when you start them ( espesialy during winter :-))
Hmmmm, perhaps the Norwegian Opti's are different then. Mine doesn't smoke and it's nice and quiet also.
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Old 24 November 2005, 18:49   #12
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Hmmmm, perhaps the Norwegian Opti's are different then. Mine doesn't smoke and it's nice and quiet also.
They must be, as iv yet to see any smoke from mine and its the quietest engine iv ever had.
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Old 25 November 2005, 00:49   #13
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They must be, as iv yet to see any smoke from mine and its the quietest engine iv ever had.
Then mine would be the same as the norwegian ones.
Makes a lot of noise , ofcourse I love the sound !
Makes some blue smoke in wintertime, ok a bit then. But after a few seconds is almost the same as FS.
Friends of mine have 150,225,115 Yammie conventional ones and they really make a difference in smell and smoke.

Some difference between ETEC and Opti is smartcraft wich is very usefull and much less oil use at the ETEC.
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Old 02 December 2005, 08:51   #14
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I'm in the exact same dilemma....Opti/E-Tec!

The facts are the following:
The new E-Tec seems to be more economical than the Opti, as far as the running cost is concerned (e.g. 300 hrs maintenance free, low consumption), and seems to be more reliable than the older Evinrude models in general (new materials, robust, etc.). In addition, they, as well, come with a management system similar to Mercury's SmartCraft. Hence, since you are talking for 2000 hrs/year, the E-Tec may prove to be a smart choice. The noise, however, seems to be a bit louder than the Opti. Finally, the new white, saltwater engines are a beauty!

The Opti is nothing special as far as looks is conserned. However, it has been around and tested successfully, longer than the new E-Tec. It is powerful, economical, and more simple than the E-Tec. Also a bit more 'dirty' (2-stars).

Finally, my opinion is that a 4-Stroke, together with the higher price, will by no means be cheap to run. If the 2000hrs are true, then maintenance cost will be way above 2-strokes.

I'm probably going for the Opti myself, 'cause Evinrude is not very popular around here, mainly because of the old problems. Hence, hard to re-sell......
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Old 03 December 2005, 12:40   #15
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isn't the normal commercial thinking to buy three Outboards and have a spare engine to cover Breakdowns! I imagine youcould get keen pricing on three
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