Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 July 2007, 17:30   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
Check this E-tec commercial, very funny
__________________

__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:04   #12
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
This has been on here before and the conclusion was it's a load of dangly bits!!!
Yep.... it's like Vauxhall saying thay can match Lexus for quality and reliability!

What they don't mention is that Evinrude engines can't live up to their economy claims in the real world and their propellors are useless junk. All imho of course and based on heresay....
__________________

Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:11   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
Yamaha's are awesome engines but so are the rudes.

haven't heard of too many problems with the E-tec yet either, unlike vauxhall
__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:14   #14
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Speak to a large sample of owners of each
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:24   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
I'm going to use this boat that i have now for a couple of seasons and then get myself a vipermax or ribcraft, will also be a toss up between a 150 yam or a rude E-tec to go on the back? difficult choices it is.
__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:32   #16
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Things may change enormously in two years, but it's worth keeping your ear to the ground and listening to people who put lots of hours on their boats. The 150 engines won't have prop problems, it only affects 200hp+ engines as far as I know. I'd also base your decision on local dealerships.... it's no good having to travel large distances for service or warranty work. Same with the hull... whilst I rate Ospreys slightly better than Ribcraft, you might be better off with a locally built hull.
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 18:45   #17
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
etecs get compared to 4 strokes as they are perhaps the only ones they can beat.....

optis get compared to etecs because they can beat em...

i know a lot of it is potentially propaganda but it is a shame etec dont go head to head with optis

http://www.mercurymarine.com/engines...eintegrity.php

opti 200 is 24% more fuel efficient than the etecs 200, 8% better on holeshot also

i did a lot of research on which engine to get and the figures in tests in the usa tests in various publications nearly always put the opti in front....except noise at lower speeds and weight
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 19:16   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
True, who knows what the Japanese might be working on at the moment behind closed doors or anyone for that matter? 2 stroke technology was written off by many just a few years back but look now the E-tec has changed things, the Japanese may reply with something to better it who knows?
__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 July 2007, 19:43   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
No one knows for sure what the future holds for outboard Technology, only a few years back everybody was talking about 4 strokes and how 2 strokes were a thing of the past, not now though! in fact 2 strokes i believe are still better units than 4 strokes, much lighter, more power, more responsive, less complicated and in some cases more fuel efficient with less emissions, the 2 stroke is hopefully here to stay.
__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 July 2007, 04:02   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: fletcher arrowbeu
Length: 5m +
Engine: johnson 175
MMSI: 235057234
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 385
Sorry, went on a bit last night, had a few beers lol! JK wheres that screen rubber
__________________

__________________
Don't be afraid to Think outside of the box.
Tims Osprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.