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Old 17 August 2014, 16:54   #61
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I have heard a lot of bad things about E-tecs, however I have just circumnavigated Britain with an 250hp E-tec and it didn't miss a beat. I was very impressed. It was a 2007 I think so not new.

Other outboards and inboards had problems on our trip but we ran perfectly
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Old 18 August 2014, 06:16   #62
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I don't have any problem with Etecs - but they seem to diverging from the rest of the establcished and provenmarket . Much like Sinclair C5 did in the 80's with regard to personal transport. Differant either wipes the floor with the opposition or ends up as an oddity in years to come .

Look at Concorde - totally radical and ground breaking tech - but in the end very niche and expensive to run.
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Old 27 August 2014, 15:41   #63
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Over the years I have had lots of different outboards . I now have a 175 e-tec,the last motor I had before that was opti 200 . The etec uses less than half the oil , around 65% petrol , and blows the opti away in performance . Been running with the e-tec for past three seasons and cant say a bad word about it.
If you cant beat em join em .
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Old 27 August 2014, 16:12   #64
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Been a few flywheel problems and the magnets???....
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Been a few flywheel problems and the magnets???....
No shit Sherlock?
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Old 27 August 2014, 16:18   #66
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Etecs, whats the problem ?

Ocean wanderer....

I disagree entirely.

A 200opti is a 3.0L a 175 etec is a 2.5L. It's apples and pears?!

Our 175 2.5L opti runs parallel with a 175 2.5L etec on a mates same size rib.

Plus what do you pay at present for a 150 opti vs an etec??? It'd pay for about ooooh 2k miles of boating fuel at 1.2L per mile!!!!!!
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I disagree entirely.
Really?
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Do you know who fix Anna's frozen head in "Frozen" Mollers?
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