It is refreshing to have customers posting about the joy their engines give to them. It is easy to forget that there are hundreds of thousands or more likely over a million loyal Evinrude customers out there enjoying their time on the water.
"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
-- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald
The factory recommends that a properly trained technician service your Johnson or Evinrude outboard motor. Should you elect to perform repairs yourself, use caution, common sense, and observe safety procedures in the vicinity of flammable liquids, around moving parts, near high-temperature components, and working with electrical or ignition systems.
The information offered here is only general in nature and should not be construed as complete factory approved procedures, techniques, or specifications. Always use the proper service manual for your motor, up-to-date service literature, the correct tools, and have an understanding of how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair methods. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a procedure, a situation, or a technique, enlist the services of a factory trained technician.
i wonder how many of the grey whales succomed to the dreaded exhaust rot? my yamaha 225 died this way . my boat re powerd with the 250 g2 on it is a dream now. the power is so much better all over the rpm range. my mph is up by 9 mph i am right at 50 and using about 17 gph at wot . what i am noticing on this fourm is that most of the problems i see are either fuel related or the motor has been overheated by blocked intakes.