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Old 09 November 2017, 03:43   #1
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Evinrude ETEC 30 (or 25) experience?

Hi, anybody have an ETEC 25/30? Could you please share your ETEC 25/30 experience? I am about to drop the penny on a ETEC 30HP tiller steer (83Kg), for a Highfield Reef 460 (115Kg boat only) and I hope it will combine well...

The ETEC 40 would be too heavy at 113Kg, although the boat is rated at 40HP.

Any info highly appreciated.
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Old 09 November 2017, 09:14   #2
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new Suzuki DF 30A vs evinrude etec 30

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Old 09 November 2017, 18:16   #3
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Go 40 I have one on a rig 450 , good combo
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Old 10 November 2017, 09:24   #4
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Buy the engine with the best local support. This advise is from an etec owner

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Old 10 November 2017, 14:36   #5
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Buy the engine with the best local support. This advise is from an etec owner



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^^^^^^^wot he said
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Old 10 November 2017, 15:20   #6
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I had a 30hp ETEC (tiller steered) on a 4.2m Zodiac. The engine was nice and very reliable but too heavy to lift on and off regularly. I had the simple pull-start version and it always started first time and ran smoothly. No complaints but I suspect most modern outboards should be good. As said, going for the brand with the best local service and support would be wise.
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Old 11 November 2017, 01:35   #7
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When I built my 4.3m RIB a couple of years ago, the Suzuki DF 30A was the lightest motor I could find. Now 60 hours later, it still works and smells like new.
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Old 11 November 2017, 03:57   #8
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83kg is heavy for a 30hp 2 stroke. I had a 2 stroke 30hp Yam on the back of a futura a few years ago. It was around 53kg and just about on the limit of what you'd want to lump around. Nice engine though.
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Old 11 November 2017, 04:55   #9
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Bare in mind that with tiller steer your weight is well aft too. A heavy engine might be more tolerable with a centre console (especially with PTT).
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Old 12 November 2017, 14:08   #10
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Iíve had one on a Zodiac Milpro WB465 for 5 years and Iím perfectly happy with it. Compared to other 30hp outboards it is light. Plenty of torque. Starts first pull *every time*, even first pull of the season after winter storage, which is a breeze.

Itís a pretty wide and heavy SIB, but she does 24mph, and planes with absolute ease, even loaded up.
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