Originally Posted by Richard B
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....
Hmm, interesting video! I guess that it must be true, otherwise Yamaha would be chucking all their lawyers at Evinrude?
Anyway, the impressive torque figures go a long way to explaining why the bigger Etecs are such a **stard to set up. I've lost count of the number of props we went through (either destroying the rubber bush, or with ventilation problems) on our 250. At Ribbex last year one of the reps for Evinrude admitted off the record that the later 250s have been remapped to produce less power to try to help. What a shame to release a product on to the European market and then expect the customers to sort out this fundamental problem..
By the time the boat was sold the prop issue had been solved. However, the Etec broke down three times on the poor unfortunate new owner. With a problem unknown to us I hasten to add.
Is the Etec a good engine? Yes
Would I recommend one? With regrets, probably not.