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Old 01 August 2013, 17:09   #21
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I just got an ETEC 30 (rope, tiller, long shaft) for my WB465, which is very similar to an F470 except that it is a classic hull and not a Futura hull (I've not got speed tubes under the buoyancy tubes).

My ETEC weighs in at around 150 lbs. It's plenty powerful for my boat, and yours would get even more out of it with a Futura hull.

As you go up on the hp, electric start and trim starts to become mandatory, as does bolting the engine to the transom. If you want to keep it simple and light, the ETEC 30 is a good way to go. I just clamp mine on and can carry it around with 2 adults easily.

Having said that, if you want lots of torque for heavy loads plus as much speed as possible, with a rigid floor, your boat would have no trouble handling an ETEC 60. We used to run an Evinrude heavy duty 55 hp motor on our old MKIIIGR for 2 decades: no problems with the transom at all.
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Old 01 August 2013, 17:10   #22
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BTW, my ETEC is quiet, starts first pull every time, idles with no smoke, and seems very good on gas so far. I love it. Based on my experience so far, plus the low maintenance schedule and simple auto-winterization, I'd get an ETEC every time.
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Looks like I messed up on groupings too. Size too for some reason I swear inspector (I had to have HIN number verified) told me 2 inch letters. Oh well not to hard to peel them off.
3" high and with a space or dash between the state "OR", the digits and a space again before the suffix characters. And your registration stickers need to be displayed too.

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Yep I found it already. Can't trust anyone. Don't have registration stickers yet
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Odd, up here those are provided when you register. The title in your name comes in the mail later.
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I didn't have a title to start with so had to get HIN number inspected by police after getting temporary registration, should get those in mail soon
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Old 01 August 2013, 20:15   #27
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I'm leaning towards less (30 or 40 versus 60) If I can find it. There would be a few occasions where I would be heavily loaded but as long as its moving I'll be happy. I'm not a speed demon. Also seems like a rope start saves some weight. So you think the FC-470 could handle 270lbs without reinforcement? Seems like a lot.

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I just got an ETEC 30 (rope, tiller, long shaft) for my WB465, which is very similar to an F470 except that it is a classic hull and not a Futura hull (I've not got speed tubes under the buoyancy tubes).

My ETEC weighs in at around 150 lbs. It's plenty powerful for my boat, and yours would get even more out of it with a Futura hull.

As you go up on the hp, electric start and trim starts to become mandatory, as does bolting the engine to the transom. If you want to keep it simple and light, the ETEC 30 is a good way to go. I just clamp mine on and can carry it around with 2 adults easily.

Having said that, if you want lots of torque for heavy loads plus as much speed as possible, with a rigid floor, your boat would have no trouble handling an ETEC 60. We used to run an Evinrude heavy duty 55 hp motor on our old MKIIIGR for 2 decades: no problems with the transom at all.
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Old 01 August 2013, 20:16   #28
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I'm already sold. I'm definitely getting one. A Dura Jet E-Tec if I can find one at a reasonable price.

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BTW, my ETEC is quiet, starts first pull every time, idles with no smoke, and seems very good on gas so far. I love it. Based on my experience so far, plus the low maintenance schedule and simple auto-winterization, I'd get an ETEC every time.
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Yup. FC470 should handle that engine. Remember that the engine block for the ETEC 40-50-60 are the same, so weight will be very similar. In that case, if $ is not the issue, why not go for the 60hp?

As long as you are ok with bolting the engine to the transom, electric start and trim, and a heavy engine to unbolt for spring and fall cleaning etc. I assume you are trailoring it, right? I'd definitely make sure the transom is well supported and I'd use a transom saver at the least. These issues made the ETEC 30 the obvious choice for me.
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