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#12202122 - 04/16/17 08:12 PM Etec
basscaster46 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 876
Loc: Red Oak, TX
What are yalls opinion on etec outboards? Good or bad.

#12202134 - 04/16/17 08:18 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
jbassman Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 2892
Loc: dallas
WOO Tungsten
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#12202146 - 04/16/17 08:22 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1875
Loc: Lake Fork
Been running one that has been flawless since 08. 225HO
Uses almost no oil when compared to the others and sips fuel.

#12202174 - 04/16/17 08:43 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
CoachCBA Online   content
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6846
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
When they are good, they are good, but they are not all good.
"One can only get so stupid, then you die." - Pilothawk

#12202297 - 04/16/17 10:24 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
Mark Perry Online   content

Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52533
Loc: Highway 1
I loved mine. Talked to 2 local highly respected shops before I bought mine and both recommended them. They were not wrong.

#12202298 - 04/16/17 10:26 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
fosterfence Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 196
Loc: Kingwood,TX
I absolutely love my G2

#12202322 - 04/16/17 11:02 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
Pumadon Offline
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Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1190
Loc: Royse City, Texas
225ho and 250ho love them both. Fast, dependable and so quiet. Both crank first turn of the key.

#12202325 - 04/16/17 11:07 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
5X3Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 1030
Loc: Porter, TX
I have had Mercury on every rig I've fished out of since I was a kid and don't have anything against them. They all break eventually. When I started pre-owned boat shopping last year I asked my mechanic for his opinion on the most reliable current motors because I trust him. He said if you can't get an Evinrude, get Yamaha. I ended up with Yamaha. fwiw

#12203361 - 04/17/17 02:56 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
ThatOneBigKid Offline

Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 40
Loc: Minnesota
Have a 2012 250 HO on my Stratos and I love it. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
2005 Stratos 201 Pro XL - 2012 250H.O. Etec w/ 27p Fury - 1198's, 112lb Fortrex, 8' Talons

#12203436 - 04/17/17 03:42 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
Rlrob Offline

Registered: 10/24/16
Posts: 65
Loc: Prosper, TX
I had a merc (optimax)on my last boat and had a few little problems. Didn't bother me. The boat I have now has an etec. I took it in for the 300 hour service (first one) and discovered I actually had 384 hours on it. Not a single problem with the motor. It is serviced and continues to run like new.

#12203590 - 04/17/17 05:18 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
R.J.E. Offline
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Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 817
E-TEC fOR 4 years with no problems.

#12203601 - 04/17/17 05:27 PM Re: Etec [Re: R.J.E.]
basscaster46 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 876
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Thanks for response

#12203878 - 04/17/17 07:56 PM Re: Etec [Re: CoachCBA]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 7367
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Originally Posted By: CoachCBA
When they are good, they are good, but they are not all good.

That's pretty much true with all manufactures. Some go boom.
A Nation of Sheep will soon have a government of Wolves.

#12208856 - 04/20/17 02:24 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
TigersWhiteSon Offline

Registered: 06/17/12
Posts: 54
Loc: San Marcos
heard a lot of good things about em

#12208876 - 04/20/17 02:33 PM Re: Etec [Re: basscaster46]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7533
Loc: Albany
The new ones have a 8 year warranty. The company is really making an effort to build back up business.

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