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Old 06-18-16, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default New Motor

After 15 years my Honda 50/35 jet has has been replaced. Last night was my first use of the new motor. I ended up with an Evenrude E-Tec 40 prop job. Wanted a steel prop but funds are thin. Called a shop about an hour away and asked the price. Owner knocked it down a bit and said bring it in today and the motor was ready the next day. Now that is service..

It has 3 years no service and no break in. 6 year warranty.

Observations from first evening.
Ran so quite that you hardly know it is running.
Good mid-range power
Smooth 4 mph running.
Checking fuel usage as it seems to burn a wee bit more than the Honda.
Nice feature that auto fogs the engine right from the controls.
Lighter than my old motor by 40 lbs.
Boat sits better in water
However on getting the boat up it really digs deep before popping up. Most likely just the prop doing its thing.

Time will tell if losing a large portion of my wallet was worth it.

Right now very happy.

Capt Mike
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