Originally Posted by John Kennett
Obviously this is sales material and should be regarded as such. However there do seem to be a lot of happy ETEC owners out there, and not many horror stories.
Thanks John. I spent some time with a dealer last week that sells Merc, Yamaha and Etec. His opinion after listening to me about the type of boating I do was that either the Yamaha or the Etec would be great engines for me. I have had two bad experiences (i.e. 2 blown heads @ $8000.00 each) so I am "disinclined" to go with them again. Plus, I still think the 2 stroke makes sense in a marine environment...
My Yammie is running well, but with the current strenght of our Canadian dollar relative to the US, the prices have come down considerably... $18.5K two years ago, about $13.5K today!