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Old 13 June 2011, 15:24   #31
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Talking of Evinrudes, does anyone have any experience or views on their military spec 55 MFE Jet apart from their high cost and that they can run on whiskey ?
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Old 31 August 2011, 10:11   #32
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After Kerny's maiden voyage, would he like to comment on the engine of choice now?

Perhaps he's stuck UP the boat yard and unable to put DOWN his tools.

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Old 31 August 2011, 11:13   #33
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Old 31 August 2011, 11:31   #34
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I know, but Kerny's fine, the problem fixed itself by morning and I know he was well happy with the boat on that trip out to Moelfre and back to Caernarfon bar...... that I missed out on.

Plus he's more embarrassed by the whole garage door incident.
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Old 31 August 2011, 11:59   #35
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The E-tec 75 hp is stronger, 81 hp i saw somewhere. 90 hp was under 90hp....
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Old 01 September 2011, 07:20   #36
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I know, but Kerny's fine, the problem fixed itself by morning and I know he was well happy with the boat on that trip out to Moelfre and back to Caernarfon bar...... that I missed out on.

Plus he's more embarrassed by the whole garage door incident.
ooo the cats got his claws out. " ouch" as with the hanger doors!! no problem,,, it's staying on the tarmac.
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After Kerny's maiden voyage, would he like to comment on the engine of choice now?

Perhaps he's stuck UP the boat yard and unable to put DOWN his tools.

The etec seemed fine although I think the 60 is slightly underpowered for this rib and the 75 would be far better. I suppose the trim problem could have happened to any make of engine and it is being looked into. But the etec "purrs" nicely and the 3 year 300hrs first service seem's purrfect to me.
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I'm just jealous i've not been on the water since may. Boat looked good in the pics Captain K
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etec

after having worked lately on an etec 150 06 , both i and the owner would no longer bother with them, now thats just our opinion, but there s just too much variables attached, we re miles from a brp agent and when you cant replace an injector with out a plug in , it really is a joke, we need to be able too fix engines ourselfs and thats not possible with the new 2 strokes and they give a lot of trouble, if you do buy an etec keep the fuel clinicly clean, a sniff of water and your in trouble,, however been a 2 stroke buff i love the idea, the power the lightness and the sound while on muffs is brilliant, its just a pity they dont perform as they should, sorry just my 2 pence worth
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You're miles from a BRP agent?

Personally I love mine, got the computer and software though have not needed it yet, and it gives me 150hp doing 1.2 miles per litre instead of 115hp guzzling 1.2 litres per mile.
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