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does anyone own the new e-tec outboard? 50 or 60 hp

Old 02-11-2019, 08:16 AM
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does anyone own the new e-tec outboard? 50 or 60 hp? any experience you can share?
Thinking about buying a brand new e-tec or Yamaha 4 stroke 50-60hp to repower my boat.
Price comparison, problems etc.
my boat is a 1974 airslot 165 with an old 1982 Johnson 90 hp v4
Thanks for your help.


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Old 02-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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All the new stuff in that range seems to be well built and reliable.

Do you think 50 or 60 will be enough? Do you have too much power now?

Your old Evinrude weighs about 300 pounds, the suzuki and yamaha 90 are 340-350 pounds and the etec 90 is 320 for the 3cyl and 390 for the 4 cyl HO

they all have good warranties, you'd be fine with any of them. Of course a good local dealer will be nice in case you do need any warranty work.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:04 PM
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All the new stuff in that range seems to be well built and reliable.

Do you think 50 or 60 will be enough? Do you have too much power now?

Your old Evinrude weighs about 300 pounds, the suzuki and yamaha 90 are 340-350 pounds and the etec 90 is 320 for the 3cyl and 390 for the 4 cyl HO

they all have good warranties, you'd be fine with any of them. Of course a good local dealer will be nice in case you do need any warranty work.
You are correct 50/60 is probably not enough, so going up to Yamaha 70 HP which has 253 pounds. No, the OLD motor is great just noisy and doing about 3 miles a gallon. Just like to get a new motor to enjoy boating better - upgrade.


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Old 02-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Love the old airslots spent many hours on a 18 with 115 E rude. My vote would be the brp .. A 4 stroke would just seem so wrong on that hull.
post more pics whatever u decide .Good luck .

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Does it still have the coast guard capacity plate on it. What is max HP listed?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:25 PM
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I have a 2016 75hp etec I bought new. I suggest you look into it for your boat.

I test drove the Yamaha, Suzuki, and the Etec in a 18 JVX carolina skiff


Yamaha 70: Worst fuel econ, worst cruise speed, worst wide open throttle speed

Suzuki 70: Best Econ at cruise

Etec: Fastest WOT Speed, Fastest Cruise, 2nd best MPG


I went etec as I loved the get up and go. I get 7.5 to 8mpg and the suzuki gets 9mpg. I would not consider the yamaha after the test drive of the three.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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In your application I would go 90 e-tec. The 60HO, 75, and 90 are all the same weight and your only talking $7-800 more for a 90 over the 75. Plus the 90 (60HO also) has a slightly lower gear ratio over the 75, so you can run a higher pitch and have a better hole shot.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by h18 View Post
does anyone own the new e-tec outboard? 50 or 60 hp? any experience you can share?
Thinking about buying a brand new e-tec or Yamaha 4 stroke 50-60hp to repower my boat.
Price comparison, problems etc.
my boat is a 1974 airslot 165 with an old 1982 Johnson 90 hp v4
Thanks for your help.


wellcraft with 1982 Johnson 90 hp
The new Etec? - you mean the one that was introduced 15 years ago? - Now very well proven. I bought an Etec 90 in 2005, sold it in 2012 to someone I know - in 14 years it has never even failed to start first time, let alone had a fault. I would agree with the idea to go for the 3-cylinder 90 (they also do a V4 90) rather than a 50 or 60.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:30 AM
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For your boat and for what you are looking for, the Evinrude 75 HP 3-cylinder would be the best choice for fuel economy, similar performance, and initial purchase price. It performs almost as well as the 90 HP 3-cylinder, costs less, and uses less fuel. That's win, win, win.

Right now until March 31 you can receive an unheard of 10 years of factory coverage, or free rigging, gauge and controls along with 7 years of coverage.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:23 AM
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10 year warranty is hard to beat
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Right off the bat, with a 75 HP E-TEC your fuel costs will be cut in half, most likely even better than that. Oil consumption may be to the point of only adding once a season, depending how many hours and how hard you run the boat. Another savings compared to your existing 90 HP.
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