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Trolling 115 E Tec

Hello new here,


i have a 2016 115 E Tec--how many hours do i need on it before i can troll with it--Salmon fishing on Michigan--THANK YOU

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Trolling 115 E Tec



According to the operator's guide, there is no break in needed on an E-TEC. Many people do run their new E-TEC a few hours at varying speeds because they grew up with motors that did need a bit of time to get the rings seated and the moving parts broken in.


The choice is yours.


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