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Ferdinando posted 05-21-2015 08:26 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ferdinando   Send Email to Ferdinando  
This might seem trivial but looking for a 9.9-HP engine as a kicker for a 19-foot Montauk in white is impossible. Many of us E-TEC owners either have a blue or white engine. If it's blue your in luck, if it's white you [are out of luck]. There are no small white outboards out there. Am I the only guy peeved with this? I would love to stay with Evinrude but Evinrude sure are making it hard on us by only making small blue engines. I wrote to the company and no response has been forthcoming.--Fred
contender posted 05-21-2015 09:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
I agree with you: white is nice, The new [Evinrude engines] come with a white panels but it is not the same. The only other option is to have [a small 9.9-HP engine] painted. You see a lot of [unclear] on the bigger, open, fisherman boats that are custom. They paint their engines, I heard [the cost to paint the engines on a bigger, open fisherman boat is] about $700 to $1000.
Jefecinco posted 05-21-2015 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Fred--I feel your pain. Due to the large majority of sales of smaller engines being for the prime mover for small boats I doubt we'll see much in the way of color choices in that segment. It would require some pressure from dealers to make a small white engine available.

I would buy the engine best suited for my purposes. If the color was not acceptable I would have the engine painted the color I wanted. Or, I would look into the possibility of having the cowling "wrapped" in a vinyl coating of my color choice with the engine logo included in the printing. I believe I could do an adequate job of painting the lower portion of the engine using spray cans or an airless spray gun. "Boat wraps" with graphics are becoming fairly common on boats, so why not engines?


contender posted 05-21-2015 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
I like the wrap idea--good one. One can change it if not happy.
Ferdinando posted 05-21-2015 02:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Great idea. [I] will have to look into the wrap. Now all I have to do is find a good kicker for the boat which will not break the bank and also be easy to fit on the transom without cutting into it. Thanks Butch!-->Fred
frontier posted 05-21-2015 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
The mid to late 1980's Yamaha 9.9 HP High-Thrust version four-cycle-power-stroke engine came in white.
EJO posted 05-22-2015 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for EJO  Send Email to EJO     
Yahama as did/does the Suzuki or you always can get a 40-year-old Fisherman-brand engine or any old [outboard], but I assume you're looking for something new.
jimh posted 05-22-2015 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
EJO writes:

Yahama as did/does the Suzuki....

I don't understand what you meant to say. What is it that Yamaha or Suzuki did or still do? Please clarify.

Jeff posted 05-22-2015 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
I went looking for a picture of Jerry's kicker on Spouter and found it in this old thread. It's the same topic from 2009...and it looks like the same author..

Jechura's, white painted Yamaha is the best solution and it's a simple one.

For a few hours of our time and some good spray paint, one can easily paint and entire kicker, hood, leg, lower and all. Or pay someone a couple hundred dollars and get it professionally done. Both solutions are an easy fix to 6 years of frustration...

More pics of Jerry's White painted Yamaha can be seen here.

Ferdinando posted 05-22-2015 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Jeff, thks for the update, my frustration level has been in ck for the last 6 years as my need for the kicker has not been that great, but with 5 years on the E-Tec a little insurance would be welcome. If I do have my kicker painted I would leave it up to a professional. Fred

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