I would like to do a quick poll of Etec owners on here.
Simple question really: what's broken on yours and at what age and hrs?
The reason I ask is that with my new one on the way I am wondering if I should keep a few bits on hand (the lead time for ordering stuff is going to be 3-4 weeks even if it is something small that will come by air so a sensor going pop at the wrong time of year it will stuff up a month's ribbing even if it will only be £20 and a 5 min job to change).
I've already got the obvious and service/wearing parts covered: spare prop and securing nuts, spare set of plugs, spare impeller, spare kill cord, spare filters.
Are there any sensors on the Etec (crank sensor?) or other parts that will kill the engine completely if they fail, and are relatively cheap to buy and relatively easy to change?
I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on parts lying around that will probably never be used but just wondering what is worth having as a measure to allow a quick fix (and maybe even worth carrying in the boat if it can be changed fairly easily).
I'll ask the question over on Barnacle Bill's as well but really just after feedback from the owners on here. I've done a search and read quite a few threads already and I get the impression there aren't a lot of problems but most of the threads were quite old ones.