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Old 15 April 2005, 13:38   #1
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What engine to get ?? tell me what you think

Well it looks like I will go shopping for a new 90Hp outboard engine.
I am going to get the engine in the US. And have it shiped over.

I use the boat just in summer and just for fun so maybe 40 day's a year.( around 100 hrs a year )

Now I was looking at a new johnson 2 stroke that go's for around 5000$ and the evinrude E-tec for 6900$.
So that makes a difference of 1900$.

Now I was wondering if I should spit out the extra 1900$ and get the E-tec or go for the johnson.
I think it is a big difference for what I use the boat for and how much I use it.

What do you all think...

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Old 15 April 2005, 16:30   #2
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Johnson = old 2-stroke technology, Evinrude E-Tec = Way To Go, Dude! You use your boat more than enough to justify the extra expense.
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Old 17 April 2005, 00:10   #3
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I looked at new outboards last fall. If I had decided to buy a NEW one, it would have been the E-Tech for sure. Better fuel economy and lower maintainence costs than the Johnson. Much lower weight than Mercury or any 4 stroke for the same output. Just as clean as a 4 stroke. Plus a major "cool" factor to me.

But I wound up with a used Mercury for a fraction of the cost of the E-Tech, so what do I know Maybe someday I'll put my money where my mouth is and actually buy one!
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Old 17 April 2005, 04:12   #4
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Have you considered the tohatsu 90hp TLDI? They're supposed to be pretty good and probably considerably cheaper than the e-techs.

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Old 17 April 2005, 09:53   #5
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Have you considered the tohatsu 90hp TLDI? They're supposed to be pretty good and probably considerably cheaper than the e-techs.

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Good thinking - have read some really good stuff about this engine!!! They are actually made by Nissan.
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Old 17 April 2005, 12:19   #6
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Well I checked out the tohatsu 90hp TLDI and it is only $200 cheaper than the E-TEC engine...
And it looks like parts wil be harder to find...

But thanks for the input...
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Well I checked out the tohatsu 90hp TLDI and it is only $200 cheaper than the E-TEC engine...
And it looks like parts wil be harder to find...

But thanks for the input...

You obviously looked at the price of the Tohatsu in the USA - the ONLY reason most outboards are cheaper in the States is because the dollar is crap - as the Tohatsu is NOT built in the states you may find it is cheaper in your own country!!!
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Old 17 April 2005, 13:29   #8
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yeah that surpises me that the tohatsu isn't that much cheaper. I would've thought it would have been considerably cheaper.

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