Originally Posted by CARLOS01
I am new to RIB's. I am originally from Brixham so I have been brought up around boats. I have wanted a boat for years, I completed my RYA PB 2 in March and brought my first RIB in September. I now own a Second Hand 2 year old, hardly used Grand G580 with an Evinrude 150 HO G1 engine.
So far I am very happy with my purchase despite reading some horror stories re Evinrude engines. So hopefully it will do me for a few years whist I cruise the Devon and Cornwall coastline and improve my boat handling skills. Eventually I would like to upgrade to a Humber Ocean Pro or Ribcraft
Welcome to Ribnet.
Nothing wrong with the Etec as long as itís looked after.
Use XD100 oil, if youíre feeling flush, leave the engine set to TCW30/XD50, but run it on XD100.
Make sure ALL your battery/isolator switch/starter solenoid etc connections are clean & tight. Loose connections can kill the EMM & it ainít cheap.
Make sure you have good 2micron filter & water separator in the fuel line.
The fuel hose should be 3/8Ē ID
The EMM is water cooled, the cooling circuit can get clogged after a while, make sure it ainít.
Apart from that, enjoy the power & torque of the Etec, drive it like you stole it. You should be topping out around 5600RPM WOT.