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Old 09 June 2011, 10:24   #1
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Evinrude Etecs, your views please.

Can you give me your opinions of these engines please. I'm looking at 50, 60 or 70hp
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Old 09 June 2011, 10:28   #2
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New one?

50-60 is 2 cyl
75 is 3 cyl.

Depends on what to put it on.

The weight is simular as the 4 strokes in this class.
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Old 09 June 2011, 10:30   #3
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New one?

50-60 is 2 cyl
75 is 3 cyl.

Depends on what to put it on.

The weight is simular as the 4 strokes in this class.
Yes new thanks.
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Old 09 June 2011, 10:31   #4
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This is going to be contentious, I percieve them to be Marmite engines.

We have customers who love them with unbridled passion, we also have some that find them "glitchy" and cannot wait to replace them.
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Old 09 June 2011, 10:34   #5
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You should give Two Stroke Mick a shout - he has one from new (60 I think), a present from the missis, IIRC. I'm sure he'd give you the low down.
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Old 09 June 2011, 10:57   #6
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I have one from new (60 hp). It has only done 60 hrs since purchased. I am very happy with it. My opinions are that the 40-50-60 engine(same engine with some additional magic) is a very good engine. The larger ones seem to have some issues (powerheads). It is very good on fuel, circa 13 lt pr hr at 18 -20 kn (circa 4500 revs). It is set up on XD 100 which is expensive but you will not use a lot of it.
I have two small kids in the house thus only 60 hrs use. (no outing since april 2010)
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Cheap to own, cheap to run. Forget the oil cost it's negligible. Servicing at 3 years/300 hours. Simple to work on if that's your bag, especially if you have the software. Starts first time everytime even after winter lay up. Obviously i'm biased as i've got 2 of the bu**ers.
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Old 09 June 2011, 21:36   #8
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Mine's a 150 but I love it. The only possible regret I have is whether I should have gone for twin smaller ones for more freedom in exploring far from any help.

Having dealer diagnostics in the back of beyond is a bonus, though I've not needed it in anger yet.

If I was building the boat again, I'd perhaps make a few tweaks but it'd have the same engine on the blunt end

This is a good owners site http://www.etecownersgroup.com/ though mostly based across the pond as you might guess from the colour scheme. There are horror stories on there as there are on most owners forums for just about anything but the general consensus is usually that the ones that go bang have not been rigged properly.
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Old 10 June 2011, 03:32   #9
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Just had a software upgrade on mine, I was happy before, I suppose even happier now. Previously it would rev a little too high on cold start up, all fixed now
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Forget the oil cost it's negligible.
As long as you are set to XD100 and are using it. For us...it's a little different
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Starts first time everytime even after winter lay up.
Very important point. Although I (being sad) really like the starting sequence of the Opti which needs a whole crank revolution before starting, the fact that the etec starts within 2 seconds of touching the key is awesome. Even after being layed up since september, she just fired straight into life without a seconds hesitation. Plus, it sounds phenomenal when on muffs
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