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Old 26 May 2016, 15:37   #51
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who's been bashing Land Rovers Mick, point me in their direction

Same as bash etecs probably 🤔
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Old 28 May 2016, 16:00   #52
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So come on Mollers. with all their cracking incriminating evidence, you still like da etec? With all their unreliability issues?
Maybe etec bashin should be an official annual event or even part of the Olympics!!
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Old 28 May 2016, 16:22   #53
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Well I havent been able to break mine...
Have you tried to start it yet steve?
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Old 28 May 2016, 18:21   #54
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Well I havent been able to break mine...
My memory is getting worse with age but I seem to remember the magnets falling off your flywheel, please correct me if I'm wrong?
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Old 30 May 2016, 04:15   #55
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If you look on the ybw motorboat forum you will find people with problems with their volvo diesel engines almost daily does this mean there rubbish engines?
I think not!
With every make or type of engine your going to have the odd fail
I doubt etecs are any worse than others
Let's start a list of busted yamahas
I have an 8hp with a rotten block so that's all 8hp yamaha engines are junk! Yeh?
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Old 30 May 2016, 08:28   #56
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Perception, rarely backed up by factual evidence
Oh No.... My 'Rude--er- Johnson- err whatever has passed it's 42nd birthday... I better checjk those clamps!

Always starts first or second pull, and based on the state it was in when I got it in 1997 had obviously met the bottom more than a couple of times.

And guess what? - Still on it's original Clamps!


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but his Humber is not good either tubes keep coming off ��
Uh- oh..... I have a leak from between my toobs & my hull...... It's atrocious. How can anyone buy a Humber, I mean c'mon.... 32 years, 4 owners, (including use as an offshore FRV and a sailing club rescue boat) and the tubes are starting to come off?






And then I go and hang one of thiose totally unrealiable "they all overheat & seize" Clamshells on the transom.......

I won't bore you with the details of my research but the first generation did suffer from that (a bit). If nothing else it just shows what manufacturers have to put up with..... the engine I rebuilt is different to the one I dismantled. It now has all the modifications put in place pretty quickly after the failues became "public". (and no, mine didn't break due to overheating or seizure..... the spark advance stop let go, which was partly my stoopidity not to check the locknut.... )



So, in summary the banter is great, but there is a version of this thread in the bilges for that!
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Old 01 June 2016, 03:19   #57
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I doubt etecs are any worse than others. REALLY??
Let's start a list of busted yamahas .... ok good idea.. difference is,the owners wouldn't give a t-ss
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My memory is getting worse with age but I seem to remember the magnets falling off your flywheel, please correct me if I'm wrong?
Mr Hall ??? anyone out there?. isn't it amazing the etec lovers all wanting catastrophic failure evidence and when it presents itself they all disappear.
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the P1 superstock is on local to me at the weekend so i had a nosey about the boat that was getting ready.....

i have no idea why the bits are off it before anyone starts but looks fairly routine for a race boat me thinks.

i will ask the pitt guys at weekend as i get access as a berth holder
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Old 14 June 2016, 16:21   #59
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the P1 superstock is on local to me at the weekend so i had a nosey about the boat that was getting ready.....

i have no idea why the bits are off it before anyone starts but looks fairly routine for a race boat me thinks.

i will ask the pitt guys at weekend as i get access as a berth holder
The P1 boats are all running 250HO's and have been for several years. Powertech Marine fit them with very stiff mounts that they mould in house.

The 250 HO is no longer in production so I suspect at the end of this year they will be changing.
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the boats are in the drink ready to go, i do not know if this is them all but if it is then there are more safety boats than racers!
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