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Old 03-24-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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I currently have a 238 wellcraft center console with a Mercury Offshore 225. I am thinking of going E-Tec. Any suggestions? I really want yamaha but I have heard I will need to go atleast 250 to get the same power as my current engine...Is this true? I wouldnt mind having a little more power than I currently do because the boat struggles to get on plane when loaded to the max to go diving and fishing. What would you go with? What price am I looking at? Anyone know any current deals? I believe I have a 25" shaft right now.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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put as much power as the boat can handle...always better to have too much power then not enough.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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I have a E-tec on my 25' Dusky. It gets to a plane like a jet ski. It's 3yrs old and we have had no problems. Pull up the video online of the tug-a-war between the Murcury and the E-tec. The E-tec sinks the other boat. Bad to the bone!
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do your research, I prefer the etec but have never owned that much power.

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
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inshorecatch (3/24/2009)do your research, I prefer the etec but have never owned that much power.



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Everybody always says do your research, but when it comes down to it really, you are going to find the same amount of good reports and bad reports on each engine type. I personally repowered with a Suzuki from Posner and have had no problems for over a year now and over 130 hrs on the engine. No matter what brand you choose, there's going to be some lemons out there...just the way it is.
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Im leaning towards the yamaha...I would love to get that F350...Im curious the difference in price vs the F250
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Tex@OIP (3/24/2009)Im leaning towards the yamaha...I would love to get that F350...Im curious the difference in price vs the F250


No doubt Yamaha is a solid engine. You can pretty much count on $1000 for every 10 horsepower...give or take...just depends on what kind of deal you can find.
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Yamaha, I've had two boats with them, The ones now are 2005's . have hadno problems so far. :clap
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I think you would be safe with any motor you choose these days. But as far as you wondering about the price. It was posted on here at one point that a f350 yamy was around 25k I believe. I don't know what the f250s cost.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replys...Im going with a F250.
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