I just bought a 50hp ETEC from a local Evinrude dealer, and it runs great. No undue vibration at any rpm. I have it mounted (with mounting bolts) on a Lowe Rougneck 1650. Boat is rated for a 50hp. Motor is super powerful. The hole shot is about 1 second. I have a 19" pitch prop on it now. Thinking I could stand more pitch. I put a small tach gauge on it, and it shows I'm still getting about 5600rpm WOP at about 33.5mph. Would like to trade a little of that power for a little more speed.
Anyone running a higher pitch prop than 19" on a 50 ETEC?
I've had a 40 hp etec tiller for about 9 months - only 9 hrs on it. No vibration issue love the performmave BUT it has been in the shop twice in the past months with fuel pump issues - covered by warranty - dealer was great but I've lost conidence in the motor - considering selling soon... Are these the same fuel pump issues as another poster mentioned that occur on 25 ande 30 hp's?
with that 60 hp. I also have a 60 e tec that runs great. have a 165 lowes fishing machine. with a 15 inch prop I get , depending on trim level, about 5800. That to me seems to be the best for the motor at wot. If you add more pitch to your 19 inch prop(at 5600 wot) seems it would try to increase speed, but maybe bog down the rpms to not a satisfactory level.
99.9% of all fuel pump issues are due to stale or contaminated fuel. That also applies to other makes of motors that use an electric fuel pump.
9 hours use in 9 months leaves a lot of time for varnish deposits or phase separation if using E-10 gasoline
"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
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Make sure you NEVER use any fuel that has more than 10% ethanol. Straight gasoline is fine or E-10. But NOT E-15 or E-20. I'm told this will ruin your motor. Read owners manual on this.
2 weeks ago
I have a 50 HP eTec purchased this past spring. Ran fine until a piston rod bearing failed and lost the whole powerhead. Evirude dealer I purchased it from was heroic in getting me back on the water in just a few days. Brand new dressed powerhead from Evirude shipped overnite, installed and voila, on the lake that Saturday.
My question is this - could a 60 hp powerhead fit on a 50 hp lower unit? I say this becuase my top end speed is now 32-33 mph vs. 24-25 before the engine blew up. No complaints but curious if it's possible there were no 50 poweheads left so they just shipped a 60 (their not making them anymore :-\ ). I looked it over carefully and couldn't discern any evident markings etc. that could lead to that conclusion.
Mine idles low but very smooth with little vibration.
2 weeks ago