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cjensen posted 04-01-2002 06:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for cjensen   Send Email to cjensen  
What are your opinions on the new 2002 Evinrude Outboards (115 hp in particular).
Local dealer sells Evinrude/Johnson and says they are great and there is no need for 4 cycles.
PMUCCIOLO posted 04-01-2002 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
I suggest your reviewing the posts on "Ficht...fatal or curable" by Babysitter on another section (I believe it's performance). The article to review is the one I quoted from Southern Boating.

I hope that this helps.


Bigshot posted 04-02-2002 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I would consider what was the ailing factors to OMC's demise but that would not keep me from buying one. I would do as I always do: price vs reward vs competition.
whalernut posted 04-02-2002 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
My observation has been that the Zuzuki 70 h.p. 4-Stroker has been getting rave reviews. That seams to be a great engine with the Fuel Injection and Twin Cams. Jack.
PMUCCIOLO posted 04-03-2002 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
I am too cautious, especially with a boat (where getting stuck can be disastrous), to buy anything "new" or "revolutionary." In light of the problems with the FICHT in the past, Bombardier's taking control, and an uncertain dealer and parts network, I'd wait. I know that many dealers and others promote these new products as "reliable," "trouble free," and the like, but I'd like to see them put their hard-earned cash down and repower their boats with the FICHT power. These reports are anectodal (at best), and the sample size on which these conclusions are being drawn are far to small to be applied to mass production as of yet. Then the resale issue is raised. I can't begin to comment on that.

I wish you luck in your decision making.


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