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Old 26 May 2008, 08:16   #31
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Old 26 May 2008, 16:59   #32
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Nice looking rig there Ferdi... I was wondering about the HO engine, but wasn't sure the reaction I'd get there in Canada with the American flag all over it! Considering BRP is a Canadian-owned company, you think they'd make one with a few maple leaves stuck to it!
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Old 28 May 2008, 11:41   #33
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Nice looking rig there Ferdi... I was wondering about the HO engine, but wasn't sure the reaction I'd get there in Canada with the American flag all over it! Considering BRP is a Canadian-owned company, you think they'd make one with a few maple leaves stuck to it!
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Old 28 May 2008, 12:10   #34
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Hmmm... I was at a dealer's the other day and a guy was picking up a 15HP for a little RIB tender... and some 9.9 HP decals. Apparently that's a common request. In Canada, you don't need to license a boat if the engine is less than 10HP... hence the new decals!

If I'm going to start changing stickers, I might as well just go the 175 or 200!
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Old 28 May 2008, 17:13   #35
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Not sure how helpful this is but I'm running a pair of four year old "inherited" Etec 90's and they are sweet. They worked in a powerboat school previously and have a "couple of hundred hours on them" (?!) They fire every time, idle effortlessly and spoken (not shouted) conversation is possible at 3500rpm. So: reliable, quite and hey, not even slightly thirsty. Oil is pricey but they use so little that it's not an issue.
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Old 28 May 2008, 22:33   #36
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Thanks Willk... All good info. Now if I just had some time to finalize this thing...
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Old 30 May 2008, 08:14   #37
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I'm about >this< close to buying a 150 Etec. I've read lots of great comments on here and done my research...

Does anybody have a reason why I shouldn't buy one???
I had an E-Tec 150 HO on a 6.5m rib, it had massive grunt with loads of torque and took the rib to 52mph.

The problems I had were that due to a combination of stiffness of the throttle and the nature of the power delivery it was very hard to drive the boat in short sharp waves where constant trimming of the throttle is necessary - this engine was either on or off like a light switch.

This "feature" also meant it was virtually impossible to wakeboard behind as the engine would not allow for a constant ~18mph, it would either die off the plane with not enough throttle or it would surge ahead to 25+mph with the slightest too much throttle.

I had the correct throttle cam on it and even had the "low torque" software flashed onto the ECU but it seems like this is just how these motors run which is great if you want the fastest accelerating thing out there but totally unacceptable for wakeboarding and general mid throttle smooth running.

I ended up having a new DF150 fitted which has completely satisfied my needs and still manages 51mph !
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Old 27 August 2008, 22:23   #38
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I know you're all wondering what happened...

As it turns out, I wasn't ever able to finalize a deal on an Etec this spring before their incentives programme ran out, and then it was summer and the boating has been great...

In the mean time, I continued to speak to some dealers and a few of them started to notice some concerning situations regarding cold-weather operations with the Etecs. (I gather they "suck" oil, rather than having it pumped into them...) Considering the fact I'm in Canada, and that I use the boat from April through December, often in frigid temperatures, I saw this as a potential problem for me.

And then a couple of weeks ago, the oil pump in my 2-stroke gave up the ghost...

So, at the end of this weekend, I am having a Yammie 4-stroke 150 fitted. My Friend the Hurricane Dealer has a lightly used demo engine with 8 hours on it, and he's selling it to me at his cost as he sold the boat it was on and the new owner is having it fitted with twin 90 Yammies instead...

I'll let you know how it works out and thanks so much again for all of your input and advice!
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Sounds like a great deal! Post up some pictures once you have the new OB mounted. The Hurricane should fly with that setup.
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As it turns out, I wasn't ever able to finalize a deal on an Etec this spring before their incentives programme ran out, and then it was summer and the boating has been great...

In the mean time, I continued to speak to some dealers and a few of them started to notice some concerning situations regarding cold-weather operations with the Etecs. (I gather they "suck" oil, rather than having it pumped into them...) Considering the fact I'm in Canada, and that I use the boat from April through December, often in frigid temperatures, I saw this as a potential problem for me.

And then a couple of weeks ago, the oil pump in my 2-stroke gave up the ghost...

So, at the end of this weekend, I am having a Yammie 4-stroke 150 fitted. My Friend the Hurricane Dealer has a lightly used demo engine with 8 hours on it, and he's selling it to me at his cost as he sold the boat it was on and the new owner is having it fitted with twin 90 Yammies instead...

I'll let you know how it works out and thanks so much again for all of your input and advice!

I was told that they don't like using the XD 50 oil in low temp it causes the oil warning light to come on although there is no oil flow problem . They are fine when on xd100 . wether they suck it pump it iam not sure .

I took mine to the dealer yesterday and had the new rev counter fitted . He then put on the computer and it told him there was a factory note to replace the engine fuel filter with an upgraded one , so they also did that FOC .
I asked the mechanic who did the work if he was still impressed with the etecs , his reply was "yes they are fantastic , but not good for business as they only come in for service every 3 years and they see very few problems " he said they would rather sell 4 strokes for profit on servicing .
For me an engine that will still run when the battery has gone dead or failed due to electrical problems is worth a lot , from experience .
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