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Skipper
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Registered: ‎12-19-2015

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

Customer Service - After Sales Support
BRP US Inc. / Marine Propulsion Systems,
After Sales Support,
P.O Box 597,
Sturtevant, WI 53177,
1- 844-345-4277

 

Ok this number did not work and I called the direct number and it said to call the number above.  Hopefully it is a temporary problem and will be fixed tomorrow.

Skipper
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Etec 115 HO - Lower Gear Ratio changed to 2.36

Called BRP absolutely no help.  Sent me back to the dealer which I guess did not surprise me.    

 

Dealer is supposed to talk to the Regional Director tomorrow.  I would like to know from Evinrude what the advantage is between the 115 HO with a 2.36 gearing versus a 2.0 gearing since they both will be using the same size props.  I will have to go up in Pitch just to keep up with the standard 115.  

 

 

Captain
Posts: 168
Registered: ‎07-19-2011

Re: Etec 115 HO - Lower Gear Ratio changed to 2.36

They will not turn the same pitch props and do the correct 5800-6K RPM. The engines use a different EMM program and the HO ratio will be suited to that. Have you even water tested this boat to see how it performs?

Skipper
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Re: Etec 115 HO - Lower Gear Ratio changed to 2.36

I have the boat now and I have tried three props.  Best prop so far has been a 12.75x21 three blade.    42 MPH at 5900 RPM.  I will be trying a Viper and Roque next in either 21 or 19 inch pitch.  Leaning toward the 21" in each.  Boat is a 17'  Henry O 170.

Skipper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎07-16-2017

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

Looking through this older thread and wondering which gearcase I have on my A115SHLAFI.

Serial # is 05492584
Admiral
Posts: 8,400
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

 Your AFI model 115 has the 2.36:1 gear ratio

 

 

 


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Skipper
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Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

Thanks. Makes my prop slip calculation look much better!

Any chance you could help me understand the difference between the various gearcases they use for this motor? Or is this the standard one at present? (Which means the website should probably be updated.)

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Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

25" shaft motors use a V6 size gearcase with a 2.27 ratio

20" motors use a V4 gearcase with either 2:1 or 2.36:1 ratios depending on model number

 

 

 


"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.


Skipper
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Registered: ‎07-16-2017

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!

Interesting. Any other differences worth noting between the two gearcases that are currently being used on the 20"? Why two different ratios for the same motor?
Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Etec 115 HO - what is the lower gear Ratio - Does BRP even know?!


@Maritime20 wrote:
Interesting. Any other differences worth noting between the two gearcases that are currently being used on the 20"? Why two different ratios for the same motor?

Better prop selection and ability to push heavier boats efficiently

 

 

 


"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.