Originally Posted by murph06
cheers Dhd, do they give much trouble?
I had the Yamaha 2stroke 90hp *2 and yes, they are good motors. Bullet Proof really.
They have not changed their design in goodness knows how long.
They can become a bit finniky to start, but then once you pick up the sequence it is pretty right. I had two 90hp Yamys that had to be treated differently to kick over after no use for a few weeks, however, once they are warmed no probs.
Great weight ratio.
Anyway I refitted Evinrude E-Tecs recently 90hp. Like the yamahas great weight ratio, about 20kg heavier than the Yamaha, but
Modern Technology -
Hell of a lot better fuel economy thus longer range on a tank
First start every time - one turn of the key
3yrs No Main Maintenance - however, I would still consider minor checks.
I am not trying to talk you out of the Yamaha, Maybe just consider options.
Regarding the Gauges, whether second hand or new, they generally come with the Gauges, and the Control Binnacle, well that is worth considering, and if it is tight budget constraints, I can understand.
There appears to be a few people on this site now that have roled over to Etecs from the tried and true 2stroke Yamaha.
Oh the Etec's are also 2 stroke, but compete in the 4 stroke market.
Best of luck.