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A big decision , it won't happen until Febuary so just putting out the feelers .

 

Its a hell of a lot of cash (for me) so Doombar will be sat ready for a few upgrades !

 

£3000 to absolute tops £4000 must have all dials and cables etc , I really fancy a etec . 

Im not too fussed about the make as they all seem pretty good .

 

Im going to put the word around ( dealers ) as this seems to be the time a lot of owners look to upgrade etc but as usual with over 120 boats and ??????  Members  I'm sure I can get a decent deal from a club member ( I hope !)

 

 

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Good luck Hooky.

Hope you find a good one with low hours. ;)

Some people don't rate the E-TEC but I was very happy with mine and I'd gladly have another one.

My Honda's good too but needs an expensive service every year.

 

Jim

 

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Yes, saw that one, looks just the job ( I'm not positive but does this seem about £5/600 more than its real value ??)

I wouldn’t know that, worth a message with a sneaky £3k offer then bargain from there !!


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I would look at physical lumps. Cos they make a range of engines that are physically the same but different powers.

Choose the highest power for a lump ( power to weight ) within your range.

Or choose a large lump - low power ( so cheaper ) and get it sorted to give the higher power.

Lots of research required I think.

 

Jim

 

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On 29 November 2018 at 7:52 PM, Rob said:

 

 

That at one is superb but !!! This going to drink a fair old bit

 

Thanks for the link Rob , they also have a 135 Honda , that again perfect ( £4.500 😓

 

I can't seem to get this Etec thing out of my head , it really seems to ticked all the correct boxes , 

 

The 115 is the perfect power, very low weight , economy as good ( if not slightly better ) than a 4 stroke, yes I've read about a few issues ( mainly from the yanks and crappy ethanol fuel) 

 

I've read a lot about the e tecs , I'm not setting my heart on one as I have a concern about getting it serviced ?

 

Is is there any real concerns about a etec ???  

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8 hours ago, Hooky said:
8 hours ago, Hooky said:

I've read a lot about the e tecs , I'm not setting my heart on one as I have a concern about getting it serviced ?

 

Is is there any real concerns about a etec ???  

 

Hi Hooky,

I have had 2 Etecs on my boats over the last few years, 1st was a 60hp from new (2005), 1st fault was a broken wire so computer said no start (5 miles south of Old Harry):fearful:, 2nd fault was trim motor (very common fault ).

2nd engine is a 130 Etec, nearly 3 yrs old and faultless, just coming up to my 1st service so starting to get quotes from authorised Etec dealers because of 5yrs warranty,

also I get about 1mile a litre , but if I drive it like I stole it a little more :lol:

I hope this helps you and good luck

Gary

Are you worried that you can't service a etc yourself because of computer set up stuff ?

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I’d have this over an etec, Yamaha make excellent engines. If you could get this for £4K I think that would be a good purchase !!


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Wish you lot would stop talking about engines.😝

 

I'm waiting for mine to be repaired and am having to put my body up for sale to pay for it.😕

 

As you can guess I've had no takers on the body sale aspect  so I will have to fund it all and will be crying all the way to the bank which will be £2k lighter for Christmas I expect😰

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20 hours ago, Rob said:

 

 

Utterly perfect , I'm going to send him a message and IF it's available in a couple of months I'm going to stretch the budget .

 

That etec though !!!!!!!! 

 

Who is a decent Evinrude mechanic ( @Gazza

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I have used South Coast Marine before (xhurch), Mike at the shop is very knowledgeable but does like to talk :lol:.

The engine I have now was fitted by Golden Arrow(Poole),

But if you are out of warranty and on a budget you could service yourself, service kits available on-line , also only every 3yrs:thumbsup:

is this link any good to you ,http://www.etecownersgroup.com/categories

Gary

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Poole Marine services ( Golden Arrow ) used to do mine.

A young chap by the name of Sam Cobb.

They are not cheap but I doubt that ANYONE's cheap when the word " marine " is used :(

They know what they're doing and have the software etc. as they're the local dealership for E-Tec.

Oh decisions   decisions   decisions :smileys-fish-777679:

 

 

 

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On 2 December 2018 at 12:01 PM, Paul J said:

i Have a 75 etec that's been waiting for my next project and waiting, ill reluctantly let it go for 3K unless i find that suitable craft to put it on first

 

PJ

 

07742121494

 

Pm sent @Paul J

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On 11 December 2018 at 7:17 PM, Tiddler said:

Looks like February's early this year !:lol:

 

 

Quote Hooky   "   A big decision , it won't happen until February so just putting out the feelers "

 

I WANT IT NOW ! ! ! :P

 

 

Yep , it's going to be a etec , only when the monies in the bank .

 

Its got to be fitted and commissioned , no more messing about !

 

I will ( next year ) have the time to go fishing , possibly Doombar will be moving down to Cobbs ?

 

Dreaming the impossible ?  A decent Spring and Summer , a new life and only myself to answer too , living the dream ? Very possible .

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