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Old 07-30-2020, 11:29 AM
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So in the wake of Evinrude being shut down I'm starting to see a lot of them come up for sale, newer ones with low hours. I've been trying to keep an eye out for a newer more efficient motor, how bad of idea would it be to pick one up? I read that mercury will be taking over support for the motors. I currently have a 2000 Yamaha 150TXRY.

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If you can get a good deal on one, I'd go for it. Parts will be around for quite some time. Mechanics who have been working on e-tecs for over a decade aren't going to instantly become inept and forget what they have been doing every day.
Use the irrational fears of others to your advantage.
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If you can get a good deal on one, I'd go for it. Parts will be around for quite some time. Mechanics who have been working on e-tecs for over a decade aren't going to instantly become inept and forget what they have been doing every day.
Use the irrational fears of others to your advantage.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
If you can get a good deal on one, I'd go for it. Parts will be around for quite some time. Mechanics who have been working on e-tecs for over a decade aren't going to instantly become inept and forget what they have been doing every day.
Use the irrational fears of others to your advantage.
I don't disagree but from what I have read here on THT, many of them were already inept. 😈😎🤢🤥💩😏
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Mercury is NOT taking over support for the motors, the only thing announced was that Mercury will be providing outboards to Seadoo/BRP boat brands that were using Evinrude motors. They will have nothing to do with the existing Evinrude motors or their service.
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With any outboard a key factor in what brand should be good local service for an E-Tech that should be #1 by far.

I have a great local OMC guy would be happy to have an E-Tech my only issue is I think my boating needs may change so I need the resale as well.

So yes as long as you have a great guy to fix it and you plan on using the engine until it becomes un-usable.
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keep that yamaha happy and let it ride! would be my answer!

only way i would upgrade for the evinrude would be a deep discount, to make up for any potential issues you MAY have with it.
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Thanks for your input, I don't have any experience with Evinrudes so I'm not sure what the local service is like here. Most major marinas deal in Yamaha.
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Originally Posted by leonreno View Post
Mercury is NOT taking over support for the motors, the only thing announced was that Mercury will be providing outboards to Seadoo/BRP boat brands that were using Evinrude motors. They will have nothing to do with the existing Evinrude motors or their service.
I must have miss read the article then.
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Originally Posted by carstetj View Post
I must have miss read the article then.
As noted, Mercury only agreed to provide Mercury branded motors for certain BRP owned boat brands. Nothing to do with the support of the Evinrude branded motors.

Since that time Yamaha has also agreed to provide motors to the BRP boat brands.

Both Mercury and Yamaha had previously stopped selling motors to the BRP boat brands. Obviously they changed their minds.
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For the right price I’d grab one. They got our marketed hard. Better tech usually doesn’t beat better marketing.
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You should probably only buy one at a great deal....if you have the cash to buy another outboard if you get a turd! Total gamble in my opinion.

Plus....ask yourself this question. What are all the reasons soooo many are for sale? Usually the supply demand curve is trying to tell you something.
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Have you seen any 90’s or 115’s with low hours?
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I don't disagree but from what I have read here on THT, many of them were already inept. 😈😎🤢🤥💩😏
If you beleive everything said on THT. Than you might be inept.

My etec was one of the best motors I've ever owned. I've owned a lot of outboards.
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I agree, if you can find a good deal on one then I'd snatch it up. The engine manufacturers have a legal obligation to carry service parts for these for a long time after they stop production. Almost all OEMs have contracts with their suppliers that require 8-12 year service parts manufacturing after they end their contract so you'll be good for quite a while.
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Originally Posted by carstetj View Post
So in the wake of Evinrude being shut down I'm starting to see a lot of them come up for sale, newer ones with low hours. I've been trying to keep an eye out for a newer more efficient motor, how bad of idea would it be to pick one up? I read that mercury will be taking over support for the motors. I currently have a 2000 Yamaha 150TXRY.
It would be a terrible idea. I've had 1 fuel injected 2 stroke Yamaha and 2 Etecs. I liked the Yamaha more. The only significant advantage to the Etecs were their fuel burn rate at idle.

If you want a better motor get a 150-200 four stroke Yamaha or Suzuki or even a newer four stroke Merc.

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I've owned two previously, and two currently. These motors have been awesome for me. They have been the most reliable I've owned. They have the best performance in their HP class. They have been the most cost effective to own, feed and maintain. I'm sorry to see BRP make the decision they did. FWIW, I have 7 1/2 years of warranty left on mine. And, in the state of Florida the hour limitation does not apply. This letter was posted in another forum. I'm currently looking for one of these great deals on a 40-60hp or a 75-90hp for two different lift queens not to far from me.


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Originally Posted by carstetj View Post
I must have miss read the article then.
very

have your wife read the blood pressure medicine label for sure. Stay safe
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Buy one they are very reliable and mercury is honoring warranties for brp. You can still get parts for old ocean pro Johnson's. The question is why not buy one if it's a good deal? I feel like everyone is scared that there will be no parts and no one to work on them which is completely b.s
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My work uses the evinrudes and we kick the shit out of them. We have 2 brand new 300 g2 evinrude and a 250 g2 with 300hrs in a month span of 4500+ rpm running. For the abuse we put them through they run pretty well.

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