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Old 31 October 2005, 16:56   #1
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Evinrude E-TEC

Hi all, I have been reading up on the E-TEC engines by Evinrude/Johnson(Bombarier) and I am liking what I am hearing. What is your take on this new 2 stroke 3 star technology?

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Old 31 October 2005, 17:27   #2
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i am looking at the etec 200 myself, i am looking at the new model due out next year which weighs in at 190kg. should be a blinder as is using a proven block

i am flip flopping between a suz 175 df and an etec 200, will go for opti if nice and cheap

if you want to compare notes on the opti on what we have found out then drop me a pm
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Old 31 October 2005, 17:40   #3
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Chris - buy the E-Tec. Even the E-Tec 50 howls like a Ferrari V8 and that alone should be sufficient to convince you. That is until someone invents an outboard that sounds like an Aston Martin V12, of course
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300 hour service

I like that your first scheduled maintenance is at 300 hours. Since I will be using these on RIB rental boats thatís saves me a bunch of down time and money. Iím thinking about a single 60 on the 5-meter SRMN 500 Zodiac, any comments?
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Old 01 November 2005, 02:28   #5
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Before considering one you should read this:

Johnson outboards to remain in Europe

By IBI Magazine

Jets Marivent, European distributor of Bombardier Recreational Products, would like to clarify that the Johnson line of outboard engines will continue to be available on the European market, despite the group's announcement last month that the range is to be discontinued in the US. The confusion is believed to stem from various "misinterpretations made by the media" in recent weeks.

"The popular range of four-stroke Johnson outboard engines will be available in Europe and there are no plans to discontinue the product in the near future," says Paul Francis of Jets Marivent UK. "I believe that the news item from the US must have been picked up and mistakenly distributed to a pan-European audience, hence the confusion."

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Jets Marivent specialises in the import and distribution of Bombardier Recreational Products in 14 European countries, with offices in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. It is the sole importer of Sea-Doo Watercraft, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines and BRP ATVs in both the UK and Ireland.


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Old 01 November 2005, 04:20   #6
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Chris - buy the E-Tec. Even the E-Tec 50 howls like a Ferrari V8 and that alone should be sufficient to convince you. That is until someone invents an outboard that sounds like an Aston Martin V12, of course
Agree with Phil

Quite apart from the feedback Phil mentions ours has been running happily for over 200 hrs (please note Madmat ) and has taken Merlin on cross channel runs twice as well as up and down the Solent ad infinitum.

We are extremely happy with this relatively new product. Very satisfying throttle experience. Tends to draw grins

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Old 01 November 2005, 14:06   #7
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Wernt lucky enough to have Etec, but notched up 1040 hours on a pair of 75 fichts, never missed a beat, serviced reguarly use the xd oil and great fuel consumption..................the Etecs are even better
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why not go for the e-tec 225 ho ......factory tuned...serious engine
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You guy over there on the other side oif the pond ROCK. I hear you like fast boats and big breasted women too! I've got to say that you guys are light years ahead of US when it comes to ribs.

Wrong forum but what about bottom paint if you're going to moore your boats year round in hot tropical water, my boats are going to Costa Rica to play.
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Old 02 November 2005, 13:00   #10
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I have an E-Tec 90,on a 5.3mt boat, 45mph, hardly uses any oil and not much more fuel.used to have a Honda 130, no comparison its quicker more economical and boy does it sound better.
Cant recommend them enough.

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