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I have been looking for a used boat. I'm not really in a rush or anything, but I do want to buy before next spring. Anyway, all the boats around here seem to have evinrudes on them. What's the deal?

OK, not all the boats have evinrudes, but it seems that a large majority do - at least in my price range. I've never been a big fan of evinrude. When I was a kid, I remember my Dad having a lot of trouble with a couple of different evinrudes. I guess that has just stuck with me.
 

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I have been looking for a used boat. I'm not really in a rush or anything, but I do want to buy before next spring. Anyway, all the boats around here seem to have evinrudes on them. What's the deal?

OK, not all the boats have evinrudes, but it seems that a large majority do - at least in my price range. I've never been a big fan of evinrude. When I was a kid, I remember my Dad having a lot of trouble with a couple of different evinrudes. I guess that has just stuck with me.
E-Bombs suck, well seems like some of the newer E-tecs are running good....Champ and Randys seem to be holding up well...best bet is to find a newer etec



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E-Bombs suck, well seems like some of the newer E-tecs are running good....Champ and Randys seem to be holding up well...best bet is to find a newer etec

+1

On basscats, the Etec HOs are running 2-3 mph faster on the 19 and 20ft boats
 

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I think there are lemons on all brands. Rudes pop, mercs pop and even the iron horse yammys pop.
 

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I think there are lemons on all brands. Rudes pop, mercs pop and even the iron horse yammys pop.
I agree, I think you might find minor problems with certain year motors but, for the most part, it's how it was taken care of.
 

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I know. There are lemons in all brands, and I have heard that the newer rudes are good. I just don't have a ton of confidence in them. It's all from watching my Dad struggle with his couple of rudes as a kid. Those were old motors. He finally bought a yammie and never looked back.

Growing up in California and living in Texas for four years, I just didn't see as many rudes as I see here. In Cali, there were a ton of mercs. In Texas, I would see a ton of Yammies - mostly cause you see a ton of skeeters.
 

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What than a 225-250XS? Dude that sounds like BS.....the 225-250XS is a really strong motor, with a better desgined lower unit
+2 on that.

In the 1970's, I had a 1972 60 hp Evinrude (3 cylinder, great motor) on a bowrider boat and later a 1976 115 hp Envinrude (4 cylinder, nothing but continual problems-broken crankshaft, broken prop shaft, numerous power pak problems, coil problems, etc.) on my 1977 Ranger. In 1988 I switched to a 200 hp EFI Mercury (6 cylinder, great motor) on my 1988 Ranger and swore I would never buy another Evinrude. Today, I own a 1999 225 Mercury Optimax on my 1999 Ranger (a good motor in many regards but powerhead blew in 2006 while I was idling at Pleasant and had to replace the powerhead). Since I only use Merc Optimax oil, the engine had oil and water pressure was good, I believe that the problem should not have happened.

Sometime later, the Evinrude/Johnson company was bought out by Bombardier and it seems that they have made improvements (different company philosophy than the old company) to the Evinrudes. The latest Evinrude ETEC HO's are pretty popular, but I'll still only own a Mercury. I think the 225 and 250 Mercury Pro XS models have more horsepower (still within government regulations) than what's on their cowlings.

That said, today's new Evinrudes are well marketed by Bombardier, the Pros, and by the fishing organizations. However, I'll still buy Mercury, however my spirits were dampened by the need for a 2006 Mercury Optimax powerhead replacement on my 1999 Mercury.
 

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I have a evinrude 225 that is a 98. It runs as good today as it did in 98. You just have to take good care of them.
 

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What than a 225-250XS? Dude that sounds like BS.....the 225-250XS is a really strong motor, with a better desgined lower unit

the 250 HO is stronger on the basscat hulls.
 
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