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Old 05 October 2010, 06:16   #11
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Rather than look at it as Evinrude v Suzuki, it's more fundamaental than that. It's 2st v 4st, & you'll get as many opinions as there are members. Remember opinions are like ar5eh01es, we've all got one. Me? Evinrude every time.
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Old 05 October 2010, 16:38   #12
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twin or single

i,ve flip the coin and gone for the 2011 300hp yamaha, its all singin and even the colour fits the boat, will let you now how goes as soon as, brp evinrude has let me down with delivery of there new 300 engine neal
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Old 05 October 2010, 17:11   #13
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Good choice neal, you can't go wrong with a yamaha!

I'm not disputing that the E-tecs are good engines, but unless they are serviced regularly and maintained meticulously they will become unreliable. Plus having to use their fancy oil is a phaff and a half. From personal experience, they aren't great for a commercial environment with an injector life of 6 months or so dependant on use, you end up just throwing money at them.
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Old 05 October 2010, 17:11   #14
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brp evinrude has let me down with delivery of there new 300 engine neal
What happened?
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Plus having to use their fancy oil is a phaff and a half.
Tricky thing that, putting the right oil in

Your long suffering Boss (the one with the unreliable boats and blabby staff) could always simply reprogramme them for TCW-3. Unless of course, someone puts sump oil in...

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unless they are serviced regularly and maintained meticulously they will become unreliable.
What does this involve?
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Old 05 October 2010, 19:28   #17
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What does this involve?
Putting the right oil in, and, ummmm
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Adding oil as required and changing plugs and impeller every three years! The horror!
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They apparently supply them to the British Antarctic Survey and I'm guessing if there is one place you probably don't want a breakdown it is there...
on that basis one wonders why they don't have diesels
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on that basis one wonders why they don't have diesels
you haven't seen the sh^te that passes for diesel in this part of the world ... I have a bottle at work that on a cold day (but much warmer than Rothera!) you can take the top off and turn it upside down and the contents stay put
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