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jimh posted 06-05-2015 09:14 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Evinrude have announced a new option for using their latest model E-TEC 74-degree V6 engines, the E-TEC G2 engines, to re-power boats with conventional mechanical remote controls for throttle and shift, conventional gauges, and conventional steering. A new accessory, called the Evinrude E-TEC G2 Analog to Digital Converter Kit is now available. The converter kit adapts the electrical remote throttle and shift of the G2, the NMEA-2000 instrumentation, and the electrical power steering features of the E-TEC G2 to existing rigging.

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 Analog to Digital Converter Kit is being offered as part of a new promotion called the TIME TO REPOWER Sales Event. An Evinrude dealer should have further details. See brp_spring15_uff_tear_2.pdf#zoom=100

for some information on the promotion and the converter kit. The promotion is time-limited and ends June 28, 2015.

OMCguru posted 06-06-2015 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for OMCguru  Send Email to OMCguru     
It is nice to have options but that is just penny wise, pound foolish in my opinion. If you are spending the amount of money required for a new outboard, not spending the extra money for the electronic controls or new gauges seems like a waste.

I theorize it will not be used too often.

Peter posted 06-07-2015 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
On a single engine powered boat, having fly-by-wire controls is not as compelling as it is with twins or above. So I can see a repower candidate not wanting to invest in electronic controls when the action of the newer mechanical controls is quite good. The A/D converter kit is a perfect solution and probably didn't cost them much to make. Having that product available eliminates an obstacle to selling a G2. Makes the repower effort low and speed quick. Probably most used where boats already have a mechanical hot foot installed.

It's nice that Evinrude gives its customers choices that make the G2 backwards compatible with the boat.

tedious posted 06-07-2015 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Both Yamaha and Evinrude seem to have finally decided to not force everyone into electronic controls. It is good to have this option - even when you're coughing up north of $20K for a motor, an extra thousand or three is still significant.
OMCguru posted 06-08-2015 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for OMCguru  Send Email to OMCguru     
I figured the G1 Etec was the answer to non-electronic controls and a cost saving alternative. This device seems to phase out the need for the G1.

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