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Old 14 September 2015, 12:45   #41
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Here's one for all the Etec knockers, most who will have never been on a Etec powered boat, let alone driven or owned one. This weekend was the Great River Race. A fair contingent of Ribnobburs took part including myself & Hadd. 2 identical hulls RC545s. One has an Etec 130 the other a Suzuki DF140a. Both boats did identical route at same speed. Anyone care to hazard the fuel figures for both engines? Approximately 3.5hours at 8kn & 5 hours at tickover
.....sh1t happens.......
Never been on etec boat, only ever seen one etec in puff so completely blind other than what i have read.

In these circumstances the etec probably burned 2 gallons less than the zuke. put them both at normal operating range for 3.5 hours and would probably be reversed.

Fuel numbers, etec burned 7 gallons, zuke 8-9...did i win!?!

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Old 14 September 2015, 13:07   #42
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We all know Yamaha's are the best and why would would you want to match the G2 to a boat? the engine looks like a Baked Bean can.. go figure what the boat would look like if it were matched!

And with all the money BRP have why oh why don't they have any real presence at major boat shows and support any remaining dealers left?!

I wandered around Plymouth Yacht marina and spoke to a dealer last month who was selling a 7m ballistic with a Etec 250 ho.. Nice rib I said.. his response was.. well if you can find a home for it I would be grateful.. I replied why? because its got an Etec on the back its more difficult to shift and ive had this for over a year and its gotta go...!!
Out of all the boats we have here was his comment,its the Etecs that give the most issues!

His words NOT mine!

I also got told by a major Rib manufacturer here in the UK that they will not fit ETECS to their ribs due to reliability issues!

Wasnt there a chap on here breaking a ETEC 50 2007 with less than 200 hrs on it? what was the reason.,. ECU down which warrants scrapping the engine. If that was a Yamaha.........

Now on the flip side I really wish they were reliable as the 50-60-75 look superb and go really well when all the component parts talk to each other.
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Old 14 September 2015, 13:11   #43
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So for those of us who are a bit rusty. When you owned an etc they were great and you never complained about the low service intervals and overlooked the ficht era but now you've changed horse you are trolling up old ficht stuff, saying the service interval is wrong and jumping to conclusions about impellers and plugs you could easily Google and see are wrong... Who are you trying to convince? Is it the world or yourself that the Soozie is the best thing since, well a Yamaha? [insert random smiley here to show its all in jest]
Bit of selective reading going on here maybe...I suggest you read my posts on the subject again if it didn't sink in...
Not trying to convince anyone me ol China...just don't like to suck up all the shite and Bolox about 500 hours and five yr service intervals....like a lot on here seem too.As for being wrong some of us live in the Real World Poly....not in Google Land!...and as an ex etec OWNER pointing out my EXPERIENCE and the reality of owning and keeping one!
....Or maybe you know better!??
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Old 14 September 2015, 14:08   #44
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Have to say, the 'self service' service is a decent sales pitch for me. I don't mind paying for genuine things I can't do. But on my car replacing oil after 10,000miles and needing to pay a garage to do it (even if its not the dealer) to maintain my warranty annoys me. There ain't much to changing the oil but the £60/hr rate plus the oil, plus the inconvenience of taking the car to a garage on etc.

If you are worried about warranty and being told you didn't do the necessary checks - print a log sheet off covering the service points given. Complete sheet. Scan in (or use a scanning ap from your phone) and upload to the cloud. Do it more frequently than requested.
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Speaking as someone who actually owns a couple of Etecs, the servicing on mine is 300 hours/3years. There is NO annual dealer inspection, never has been. The last time I took mine in for service to Beeston Marina in Nottingham, (Eddie the mech is a top bloke btw) I paid the bill which was circa £500 for TWO engines, Eddie shook my hand & said "See you in 3 years" This is fact, not assumption or sh1t that I've read on the net, or what someone told me down the boat yard.
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This is fact, not assumption or sh1t that I've read on the net, or what someone told me down the boat yard.
Also, some members with an obvious, sad and bitter agenda seek to stir and load "sh1t" on to the net purely to cause mischief.

I've had boat engines of every type over the years that I've been boating, I would buy another Etec in a heartbeat.

As I've said before, if anyone with an agenda wished (or could be bothered) to embark on a net trolling smear campaign against any manufacturer, there are horror stories a plenty out there for every brand.
Few bother to go online to blather on about their 10yrs of perfect service from their OB, bad news makes headlines.
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Don't get it moller. Everyone just having a say? Good and bad...same with all motors .
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Don't get it moller. Everyone just having a say? Good and bad...same with all motors .
Firstly, I've been around this site for a fair while and consequently, I have a handle on some of the history, personalities and past spats which have occurred and thus shaped parts of this and other Etec threads. Believe me, some of the postings here, owe more to mischief making than genuine opinion.

Secondly, some members insist on going down the 'what I've got is best' route. This creates a credibility issue when 'what I've got' gets changed and 'what I had' becomes not so great. Is there then a firmly held opinion? Questionable.

Lastly, for sure, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but if that opinion is based on hearsay, internet gleaned tittle tattle and very little else, or cannot be backed up with any 1st hand experience/knowledge, it will be rightly pulled apart by members whom do have the experience/knowledge.

Ultimately, Ribnet's raison d'Ítre is to be a ribbing information database. If the 'information' posted fails to stand up to scrutiny for whatever reason, the site becomes devalued IMHO.
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Few bother to go online to blather on about their 10yrs of perfect service from their OB, bad news makes headlines.
Fair enough. Kept quiet so far. Very happy with my 200
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