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Old 24 July 2007, 18:30   #21
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My Sister as ordered a 8 mt rib for feb 08 del and she has not speced the engine
yet, she wants a Yamaha, but only because we have one, but on cost grounds
i have told her to look at Etec.
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Old 25 July 2007, 03:51   #22
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Hi Roy,

What boat is your sister going for. Is she after a Scorpion to keep them in the family.

Hope your well

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Old 25 July 2007, 08:11   #23
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Old 25 July 2007, 08:17   #24
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If nobody wants it I'll take it as a spare....
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Old 25 July 2007, 09:08   #25
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Yes they have posted on here a few times.
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Old 25 July 2007, 14:02   #26
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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.


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Old 25 July 2007, 16:22   #27
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Hmmmm good vid. But, whilst I'm no physicist (not sure I can even spell it) either the engine is producing more power than the badge on the side says, or it started accelerating first, which meant the yam had to be stronger to pull back and regain the 'balance'

Surely, if you have two identical engines, with the same props, doing the same revs, they must, by the laws of physics, produce an equal force. I'd like to see the same again with two etecs. It must only take a momentary delay in throttle control on one boat and the same would happen.

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Old 25 July 2007, 18:41   #28
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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.


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I am pretty sure people have been having the same probs with the bigger Suzukis as well. I think it could be down to the fact they are trying to push too much power through some pretty small props.
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Old 25 July 2007, 19:30   #29
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...either the engine is producing more power than the badge on the side says, or it started accelerating first, which meant the yam had to be stronger to pull back and regain the 'balance'.
Or a two-stroke has a broader torque spread than a four stroke
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Old 25 July 2007, 19:36   #30
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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.

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i had heard this by another means as well, apparently the optis are up on power, apparently the 200 is more like 217 whereas the etecs are down on power compared to what they say on the lid

you hearing it aswell adds to the weight that it could well be true
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