BajaNomad
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Etec?
Santiago
Elite Nomad
******




Posts: 3131
Registered: 8-27-2003
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 9-27-2017 at 05:49 AM
Etec?


We all go thru life's changes and for me, the onset of abuelo-hood has pushed me over a line I thought I would never cross......pontoon boat ownership. SWMBO says soon I'll start wearing Depends and voting republican.......not that there is anything wrong with that.

It's a 2004 Sun Tracker 17', center console with a 25HP Merc 4 stroke big foot that was original with the boat. It runs fine, just way underpowered - maybe 12 MPH with 2 adults and his nibs.
So, I'm about to order a used, 2005 50HP Etec and get jiggy with it.
I have long ago left 2 strokes but am intrigued with the Etecs - let me know your experiences. I am concerned about trolling and the traditional loading up the 2-stokes are known for; do the Etecs have this issue?

Gracias


[Edited on 9-27-2017 by Santiago]
View user's profile
55steve
Senior Nomad
***




Posts: 697
Registered: 4-24-2006
Location: Santee/BoLA
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 9-27-2017 at 07:04 AM


I have a 90 Etec on my 17' CC. ZERO smoke, will idle all day without issue. Do routine maintenance and you're good to go. I have been running this engine for 5 years now - I changed out the spark plugs, water pump impeller & lower unit lube at the recommended 300 hour service last year.

The engines are at least as fuel efficient as a 4 stroke and manage to put out less emissions.

[Edited on 9-27-2017 by 55steve]
View user's profile

  Go To Top


For high speed satellite internet in Baja call +1.6197170810 - or click here to email sistemassatelitales@hotmail.com



Tijuana Walking Tours - on Meetup.com


 






All Content Copyright © 1997- Q87 International; All Rights Reserved.
Powered by XMB; XMB Forum Software © 2001-2014 The XMB Group 






"If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why." - Steinbeck, Log from the Sea of Cortez

 

"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." - Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D

 

"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

 

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." - Jim Rohn







Thank you to Baja Bound Mexico Insurance Services for your long-term support of the BajaNomad.com Forums site.







Emergency Baja Contacts Include:

Desert Hawks; El Rosario-based ambulance transport; Emergency #: (616) 103-0262