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Old 03-31-2005, 08:36 PM
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Default Evinrude 225 Ficht Ram Injection vs Yam or Merc?

Are their any problems with the Evinrude Ficht 225 Ram Inj. 2 stroke (2003 new motor). How does it stack up against the competition? It is on a boat I considering and repowering is not an option.
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the 2003 my evinrude is a great engine.any 2002 my or later evinrude is a very good engine ...these engines since bombardier bought them have been very reliable & as good as any other engine on the market
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Think why the Ficht has been sitting in the dealer for two years... because no body wants it. Ficht were so good that when BMC bought Evinrude, they developed new technology. As soon a BMC is able to increase the production of the new engines, Ficht will be history. Buy Yamis, they are very dependable. They say that the F225 is a little weak compared to the F250, so if you always have an excuse to be in a hurry, consider the F250, otherwise the F225 is the way to go. although you are not asking about the bigger 2 stroke Yamis, The Yamis 250 and 300 HPDI 2 stroke had major reliability issues that seem to have been corrected in the current production model, if that is the case, those are great engines also. As to the Opti from Merc, you will find mixed comments in this forum, however, some people are talking wonders about the Verado, but new buyers, are serving as test beds for Merc. I personally don't like the hassle of a supercharger on a boat. In a car, in normal driving the engine normally spins at 2000 to 2500 RPM and the supercharger is not putting too much pressure on the engine, except when accelerating. However, on an outboard, RPMs are normally much higher, and the supercharger will be stressing the engine full time.
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:22 AM
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No problems at all with the 2002 and newer motors. They have a excellent history and are tops in power and fuel milage, you can not go wrong

A company improving on a already great motor is never a bad thing

I currently own both the Evinrudes and Yamaha motors.
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:27 AM
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Some of the advice being given would work if you were powering a new boat and all engine options open. If that was the case perhaps a 2003 left over FICHT would not be at the top of the list.

However, if the boat fits your needs and the options are to buy it with the FICHT, or walk away I think you should buy it.

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Old 04-01-2005, 06:40 AM
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The 2002 and later Evinrudes produced by Bombardier are next to bullet-proof. They have a history of reliablity. Talk to the dealer and see, since it's new, if it is included in the 7 year warranty promotion that is going on until April 15.
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:07 AM
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I have twin 200hp 2003 "Fichts". Love 'em. And beleive in BRP. Burned one up at 120hrs due to a fuel dump issue. BRP fixed it with promp service and sent a rep down to oversee and investigate. He and the mechanic were veru honest with me and gave me complete expinations as to the problem. To me that goes a loooooooong way. And they sure are powerful engines......
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:25 AM
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Thanks very much for your comments thus far since I really had no idea about Evinrude. And thank you MississippiMako for the promotion info.
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They say that the F225 is a little weak compared to the F250 ...
Really ? Tests show it "weak" compared to other 225hp OBs ...
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I've got a pair of 2002 225s. They have been excellent so far. If not for the E-TEC, I'd get another pair when repower time comes.
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Old 04-01-2005, 04:42 PM
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Accept what I said about the Ficht it is the only plan that makes any business sense. As soon as BRP is able to increase the production of the E-TECH they will dump the Ficht. At that time (sooner than you expect) trade in value will suffer and parts will be harder to get. From a business standpoint it is expensive to manufacture two different 2 stroke engines. This is not the car business where volume is counted in millions. For a boat engine manufacturer there is not sufficient volume to keep 2 different products competing with each other, costs will skyrocket. Also, they will need to spend twice as much developing pollution control equipment. It has been said that Mercury has already informed its dealers about the near-term cancellation of their non-Optimax 2 strokes. Yamaha is quietly doing the same. Bigger 2 strokes are being replaced by the HPDI and the smaller ones by 4 strokes.
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This may or may not be true BUT in this particular situation, Evinrude is running a promotion that does apply to the motor in question which extends the warranty to 7 years. If parts become a problem it may mean an extended stay in the hospital for the motor awaiting a transplant but it won't cost me excessive amounts of cash ($25 per visit co-pay).
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Blk-- Do a search on cars and you will find that cars companies that provide extended 100,000 mile guarantees are mostly from Korea. This is because when they started marketing cars in the US some time back, their cars were not to the quality standards of the Japanese, and they had to sweet the deal with extended guarantees to be able to move the cars out of the dealerships. The same is hapenning to Mitsubushi, because their cars are not considered to the standards of Toyota and Honda. There are much better alternatives out there than a Ficht.
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I am looking at a Hydra Sport 2600 WA 2001. It has twin Evinrude Ram 225 oil injected eng.s.

One Eng is fine but the other has had two sleeves installed. It runs fine but rough . The owner tells me that the oil is injecting but not the gas. I talked to my mechanic and he feels there should not be any great problen that under two grand should not be able to fix, at the worst. My cost , for the boat as is will be $ 15,000. Any thoughts, Boat looks clean with very little deck cracking at the CC. all the rest of it looks very clean.
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Think why the Ficht has been sitting in the dealer for two years... because no body wants it. Ficht were so good that when BMC bought Evinrude, they developed new technology. As soon a BMC is able to increase the production of the new engines, Ficht will be history. Buy Yamis, they are very dependable. They say that the F225 is a little weak compared to the F250, so if you always have an excuse to be in a hurry, consider the F250, otherwise the F225 is the way to go. although you are not asking about the bigger 2 stroke Yamis, The Yamis 250 and 300 HPDI 2 stroke had major reliability issues that seem to have been corrected in the current production model, if that is the case, those are great engines also. As to the Opti from Merc, you will find mixed comments in this forum, however, some people are talking wonders about the Verado, but new buyers, are serving as test beds for Merc. I personally don't like the hassle of a supercharger on a boat. In a car, in normal driving the engine normally spins at 2000 to 2500 RPM and the supercharger is not putting too much pressure on the engine, except when accelerating. However, on an outboard, RPMs are normally much higher, and the supercharger will be stressing the engine full time.
Gees you are a funny guy, I am sure all this was writen in jest, right? if not you are so for off target you should not make any further comments on anything.
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I have a pair of 2003 250's and they are Very Powerful and Very Fuel Efficent. I like you and others at first was wondering about that "Ficht" word, but after much investigation and opinions from fellow THTers I bought them. I am extremely satisfied.
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mind you, the date on those psts go back to 2005, so I guess this must have been dredged up again for some reason.
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