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Jorgen posted 11-18-2006 12:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jorgen   Send Email to Jorgen  
Today I have been testriding on a 28 Outrage from 1999 that holds 2 Evinrude Ficht engines of 225 HP. Whow, what an asume boat that is, feels heavy compared to my 210 Outrage.

I have seen the many posts on this Forum on Ficht engines and this made me not feeling better about it.

I would like to know when these are modified, are these engines good or should I let my hands off due to them for boat when re-power is not an option?

Your opinion is highly appericiated.

handn posted 11-20-2006 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for handn  Send Email to handn     
My opinion for what it is worth is to pass on a boat with questionable motors unless it is almost free, particularly if repowering is not an option.
jimh posted 11-20-2006 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Those early Ficht motors had problems, but not everyone of them. Unfortunately, they have a bad reputation. If the motors are in good operating condition, and the boat is priced low because of their reputation, it might be a bargain.

In general, any outboard boat with older twin 225-HP motors is going for a bargain price. The cost of re-powering with new motors is probably over $30,000.

fadams posted 11-20-2006 10:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for fadams  Send Email to fadams     
I owned a 1998 150 hp ficht on an 18 outrage. It got excellent mileage at 4.6 mpg. Unfortunately it blew in 2003. $10,000 down the drain. Ask yourself what you would do it just one of the pair blows?

Jorgen posted 11-27-2006 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jorgen  Send Email to Jorgen     
Thanks for your input guys, I appericiate it. The askingprice for this boat is 52K Euro, you wont find one with mercs or yammies for les than 75 K Euro in Euroland.
I will reconsider



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