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Old 01 April 2017, 01:53   #1
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Transom bracket break

has any one had trouble with transom brackets on evinrude etec engines . i bought a 60hp last year and within 4 months the bracket failed . took it back and evinrude fixed it under warranty . three months later its snapped again . i do get the boat out of the water in rough seas but i thought engines could take this . my friend who comes out and does the same thing in same conditions with a 4 stroke mercury which is 4 years old hasnt had any issues .
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Old 01 April 2017, 02:18   #2
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Old 01 April 2017, 02:29   #3
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sorry dont seem to be able to find it . just setting off to take it back . if i have to pay for it its 1600 pounds
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That's exactly the same place where mine snapped on the starboard side, so it has definitely got to be an issue with the 60 Etecs.

Mine is a 2011 model and it happened in choppy run between Mull and Iona in 2012 I think..... while on holiday with a group of friends off here . Maximus towed me all the way from Fingles cave to the sanctuary of Easdale Island off Seal.
Dam fine chap he is too..."something I won't forget Maxi BTW".

Mine was renewed under warranty by my dealer Liverpool Power Boats and Ian the proprietor had quite a fight on his hands with Evinrude at the time. Anyway all has been okay for now fingers crossed.

Also my engine was raised up a hole at the time leaving a gap which could have been a factor to the saddle breaking. My dealer fitted a spacer to replace the gap.

I hope all get sorted out for you mate 👍



p.s. it also happened to Two Stroke Mick on here too......I would definitely not pay the 1600 quid and fight your corner. If you need any help with this send me a p.m. also I'm sure that TSM will help too
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hi kerny . thanks for your message . its worse than i thought been told its 1600 and then labour to fit it all . the first break occured on the same side but down by the trim tilt bolt . i hadnt realised so it bent the bar that lifts the engine .i have a problem because the company i bought it from have disappeared . the company that fixed it the first time is willing to fix it again but nothing mentioned about going it under warranty .thought about paying for it doing the try claiming money back from evinrude. sorry but who or what is tsm . thanks again nigel
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thought it was something like trading standards man . i am slow sorry .
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I had a very similar break on my etec sixty last year. I broke the starboard saddle and warped the port saddle. I had my engine up by one hole I did not raise the transom to support the engine ( I have since raised the transom) I sourced the parts second hand in the States for circa two hundred and fifty euro. I replaced the saddles in about five hours on my own. I woul expect a dealer would be quicker. I have not had a problem since. However i did feel that my breakage was my fault as I run my rib quite hard off the west coast of Ireland

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thanks two stroke mick , when it broke at the bottom the first time i had too pay extra for the company doing the repair to fit it it . if they fit it again as before does this mean it will happen again . my friend with a mercury is always out at the same time as me in big seas with a 4 year old engine and has never had a problem . company who want to fix it again have suggested claiming off my insurance
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thanks two stroke mick , when it broke at the bottom the first time i had too pay extra for the company doing the repair to fit it it . if they fit it again as before does this mean it will happen again . my friend with a mercury is always out at the same time as me in big seas with a 4 year old engine and has never had a problem . company who want to fix it again have suggested claiming off my insurance
That's what you pay insurance premiums for....a few members on here have had BIG claims for hitting submerged (one has had TWO claims with new gearboxes both times) objects,paid out with NO problems.
Id suggest you might think about saying that's what happened to you!..which it probably DID anyway
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i know for sure i never hit anything the first time it happened i was told you must have reversed into a wall with it on a trailer with no damage to leg or prop . it would be nice to go out and not have to think is the engine ok . you buy a new engine for peace of mind two breaks in less than a year
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Is the engine only 1 year old ? If so you need to talk to evinrude uk or a dealer and tell them you want it replacing under warranty.
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they fixed it the first time it happened . i am going to ask the dealer to contact them on monday . its on a humber 4.5 rib youd think its transom would break before the engine . really like everything else about engine but this is a pain
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If it's still under warranty then you can take to any approved dealer to get it sorted.
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If it's still under warranty then you can take to any approved dealer to get it sorted.
100% agree Steve...I didn't relise it was still under warranty.
Steve at Race Marine in Taunton is a Main Agent Dealership AND a straight shooter....I'm sure he will tell you how to proceed if you give him a Bell
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its at powerhouse marine in newcastle whos an evinrude dealer i will ask him to contact evinrude and see what they say . i am off to arron in two weeks so want it doing by then if possible
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its at powerhouse marine in newcastle whos an evinrude dealer i will ask him to contact evinrude and see what they say . i am off to arron in two weeks so want it doing by then if possible
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I really don't see how they can dispute it!
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I really don't see how they can dispute it!
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evinrude have got back said that break like that cannot be done in normal use . even seen the two other cases on here . will have to hope insurance are more willing to pay out
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