Ribcraft 4.8 - Which E-tec??
I have a Ribcraft 4.8 with a Mariner 50hp 4 stroke. I am looking at upgrading to an Evinrude e-tec and was wondering which would be better either a 60hp or a 75hp.
E-tec 60hp - 109kg - 863cc - 5500-6000rpm (2-cylinder)
E-tec 75hp - 145kg - 1295cc - 4500-5500rpm (3-cylinder)
Is the extra 15hp worth 36kg...???
I have seen the 75hp on quite a few 4.8's even though the max hp is 60...plus I will be using the boat for skiing and boarding.
I think the 60hp is a tuned version of the 40 and 50 e-tec and the 75 is similar to the 90 but have heard that the 60 can be unreliable compared to the 75hp.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Gareth, Canterbury, Kent