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Old 11 January 2010, 18:07   #1
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Etec vs Honda

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My local sailing club is replacing one of its 40hp outboard. We currently have 3 honda and 2 Mariner outboards and its time to replace one of the older Mariners.

I have gotten quotes from all our local dealers of various manufacturers and the etec has come up good on price, the main objections the club commitee have is what are the engines likely to be worth after 5yrs? We replace one a yr and have 5. They will be serviced and winterised but as a club boat will be used hard. Probably around 150hrs a yr.

The other issue is warranty, the evinrude only has a 3 yr warranty whilst the honda has 6.

Has anyone had any bad experience with either the etec or honda.
How much are they likely to be worth after 5yrs and approx 750hrs?

Any advice most appreciated.
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Assuming a new 40hp costs 4,500, you normally lose 20% in year one and 10% every year there-after which would value the engine at around 2,100 or more than likely slightly lower. This is quite a good comparison, 2007 Yamaha F50, 830 hours, good condition. High hours but only 3 years old. http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F220978

Condition, service history and use all play their part when it comes to resale.
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thanks for the quick response.

Would they both roughly be worth the same after 5yrs? even though the honda will still have 1yrs warranty?
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Will Honda give you a 6yr warranty for use on a rescue boat?

Any particular reason why you've narrowed it down to only these 2 brands and not Soozook, Yam or Merc/Mariner/Twatsoo also?
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Might have changed but I got 5 years warranty or 1000 hours on the E-tecs, you might want ot check this.
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Might have changed but I got 5 years warranty or 1000 hours on the E-tecs, you might want ot check this.
http://www.boatscene.com.au/news/lat...year-warranty/
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the main reason for the honda is that they are very similar on price to the suzuki and yamaha and we have 3 already, that have all been very reliable. The etec has come in a good few hundred cheaper than the honda, hence the choice.
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the main reason for the honda is that they are very similar on price to the suzuki and yamaha and we have 3 already, that have all been very reliable. The etec has come in a good few hundred cheaper than the honda, hence the choice.
Less servicing or thr rude too.
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Less servicing or thr rude too.
More oil though.
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More oil though.
Mmm two stroke oil.
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