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Old 22 April 2005, 14:02   #1
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ETEC Shaft Length

Searched all Evinrude websites and can't find a 225 ETEC in a 20" long shaft listed anywhere,they only list a 20" in the freshwater version and on the saltwater 200hp.Has anybody got a brochure kicking around that they could have a look at and post the answer.I have a buyer for my Optimax and need to make sure on the ETEC before it go's.Also does anybody know what difference the engine numbers are 225FHC,225FPL,225DPX,225DCX all ETEC's with different letters after the engine size?

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Old 22 April 2005, 18:41   #2
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Plenty of info of the E-tec.
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Old 22 April 2005, 19:10   #3
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can't find a 225 ETEC in a 20" long shaft listed anywhere,they only list a 20" in the freshwater version and on the saltwater 200hp.
Looks that way to me too Wayne.
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Old 22 April 2005, 19:59   #4
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hi wayne,
2 20inch versions no saltwater

they have the HO version in 20 inch now - 225dhl version (special gearbox) for performance

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225 standard version 225 dpl (i think).

went through this for my one but for the 200 hp unit for our solent.

have you looked at the Jets marivent site ??? some where i have a list of all the letter meanings i'll try and find it. they are very helpful over the phone when i was dealing with em

PAUL

found them

DHL 20" HO
DHX 25" HO
DCX 25" counter rotation
DPX 25" standard rotation
DCZ 30" counter rotation
DPZ 30" Standard rotation
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Thanks guy's,I still can't make my mind up if to go ETEC or Suzuki Four Stroke,will have to try some Ribs at Ribex to make my mind up I think.Know loading boat up for possibly the last spin with the Opti Daniel TD5 and little Bethany are coming down for a trip out and Bethany has got to have her Candy Floss as promised.
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I still can't make my mind up if to go ETEC or Suzuki Four Stroke
Big difference between those engines, Wayne!
I don't understand why you're replacing the Opti anyway
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because it drinks like a fish which limits the distance the boat can travel without a refuel and it would seem a good move to change the engine
with low hours for a four stroke unit
bethany still want her candy floss but
the very nice large plate of lasagne she had made up for it

i think i have jet lag from going so fast

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I think Daniel has summed it up just about right Richard.When I purchased the Rib last year it was always on the cards to have a engine change as I am not a lover of Mercury engines,I was hoping to learn to live with it but she is a thirsty beast and noisy.As it has got such low hours it makes sence to change this season rather than leave it as there would be about 150 hours on her by next year and the value of it would be nothing secondhand.As for Etec or Suzuki Four Stroke,yes they are totally different engines but I like them both for different reasons.the Etec would proberly be a faster engine but I don't think top speed is the most important factor to consider,I'm looking for something that will be reliable,good on fuel,quiet,and a good low to middle power band,and reasonable top speed,I think the Suzuki 225 has all the factors covered so it's looks like that will be my choice.
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Be careful about the weight of a four stroke engine.

A heavy engine could ruin the handling of your boat.
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60 pounds heavier Richard,some of that extra weight will be in the shaft as it will be an extra long shaft as opposed to a long shaft,so top weight won't be so bad,I am waiting for the exact figures from Suzuki as I have been thinking the same as you.It was a good test today having Daniel TD5 on the back seat all day at 20 Stone it handled fine.Sorry to bring you weight into this Dan.
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