Thank you for the kind words, they mean a lot to us.
"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.
Great to hear. When I have the opportunity, I always make a point of talking to the owners of boats that have Evinrude power on them. I have yet to talk to one person that doesn't like their motor or who has had any type of 'horror story' similar to what you see posted on the forum. So obviously there are lots of us happy owners out here...
08-05-2019 12:03 - edited 08-05-2019 12:04
Yep, love my etec too.
One aspect of the internet (on any forum) is that it amplifies the "noise". Not saying frustrated owners don't have every right to be upset by a malfunctionning motor, I would be too, but for one disappointed customer, each brand usually has thousands of happy ones from whom you will never hear.
I have researched these engines and other brands as i am repowering my 22ft chris craft and have heard lots of horror storys on every manufacture but the best review i have seen on the new g2s was Matt in Austrailia doing a 1000 hr review. He was not negitive and in fact said all modern outboards are "good/reliable" but Etec gives you more and thats what im counting on. Im happy to hear the good news and totally stoked about my new g2 200HO thats being rigged as i type this. I should be on the water this weekend and will let you guys know my first impressions soon.