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Old 02-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #161
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Bit I wouldn't bet on an E-Tech either...lot's of assistance towers got burned with them....the only outboard that wins barely by a nose I would say in Yamaha...and they have had their issues too.
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Bit I wouldn't bet on an E-Tech either...lot's of assistance towers got burned with them....the only outboard that wins barely by a nose I would say in Yamaha...and they have had their issues too.
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My E-tec has been very good.

I bought it after I bought a new 4 stroke getting scared about the complexity of 4 strokes.

however I do know people that have had E-tec troubles. I didn't switch to 100-1 oil ratio. After break-in you're supposed to take it to the dealer and have him make the adjustment from 50-1 to 100-1. I thought 50-1 was fine so never made the change. Engine's been perfect.

I suspect they need to specify 100-1 to comply w EPA standards so the only way they can sell the 2-stroke is to spec 100-1. Just a guess.
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My E-tec has been very good.

I bought it after I bought a new 4 stroke getting scared about the complexity of 4 strokes.

however I do know people that have had E-tec troubles. I didn't switch to 100-1 oil ratio. After break-in you're supposed to take it to the dealer and have him make the adjustment from 50-1 to 100-1. I thought 50-1 was fine so never made the change. Engine's been perfect.

I suspect they need to specify 100-1 to comply w EPA standards so the only way they can sell the 2-stroke is to spec 100-1. Just a guess.
We take ours in every three years or every three hundred hours. As for oil we just watch reservoir and fill as needed. We run ours pretty hard; hours going full throttle. We've had one problem (computer module)because of low voltage, but it never stranded us.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:19 PM   #165
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Honda problems

So more on what happened earlier.

So we were cruising along the channel that goes from Bimini Big Game Club to Bimini Bay Resort. I started to smell strong gasoline fumes so we pulled off to the side of the channel (flats) and took the cowling off and snooped around and found that a gasket on the on the carburetor had failed and was gushing gas out the side of it WTH! So we immediately shut it down and got a tow back to the boat which wasn't very far about 1 nm away. So anyways we were just glad we made it back and discovered as fast as we did because we could of blown up if the fumes ignited which could of been catastrophic. Also we have a good friend with a pair of Honda's that HATES them, and we also have a family member with a Honda with the same feelings. Needless to say were done with Honda, they can have'em!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:48 PM   #166
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Anchor is on the boat, we'll test it next Bahamas trip.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #167
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Looking good! Is that a Caribe?

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #170
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:26 PM   #171
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Hello Oliver.

Just curious re your trip to the Bahamas: Did you check to see if a person who falls into the water can save themselves? Can any person in the water re-board your big boat without the assistance of someone on deck lowering that ladder?

And yes, as a matter of fact, that is a worry for me especially when I see the bigger yachts such as yours. I had a friend (Bob) of the janice142 article Time Stopped article as a matter of fact) who had a lovely boarding ladder -- stowed in his aft lazerette locker as he "wasn't yet cruising"
I heard him yelling (a miracle in and of itself as my hearing could be MUCH better) and with a concerted effort of the anchorage (VHF radio net worked well) the troops were raised and he was hoisted out.

So, can you get onto that swim platform of yours from the water without the ladder? From the looks of it I don't think I could, but I'm over fifty and physically phfittt.

J, who worries about stuff like that. Maybe even too much!
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Hello Oliver. Just curious re your trip to the Bahamas: Did you check to see if a person who falls into the water can save themselves? Can any person in the water re-board your big boat without the assistance of someone on deck lowering that ladder? And yes, as a matter of fact, that is a worry for me especially when I see the bigger yachts such as yours. I had a friend (Bob) of the janice142 article Time Stopped article as a matter of fact) who had a lovely boarding ladder -- stowed in his aft lazerette locker as he "wasn't yet cruising" I heard him yelling (a miracle in and of itself as my hearing could be MUCH better) and with a concerted effort of the anchorage (VHF radio net worked well) the troops were raised and he was hoisted out. So, can you get onto that swim platform of yours from the water without the ladder? From the looks of it I don't think I could, but I'm over fifty and physically phfittt. J, who worries about stuff like that. Maybe even too much!
Janice, sorry I kinda forgot about your question, but anyways here's the answer: You can get up on from the water, it might require a little bit of muscle, but defeinetly doable because you have the two aft railings to grab hold and you can use the stern thruster as step.


Note: You can't really see the stern thruster, but it's there. it's a little offset to the port side.
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We have a pullout ladder embedded in the platform. From the water it is easy to grab it, slide it out, and then it falls perpendicular on is own.

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Thanks for the clarification Oliver. The important thing is that you are satisfied, and that your muscle power allows it to work for you. Be safe.

Dave: your set-up sounds great! Safe, and easy to deploy...
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The question is can you do it if the boat is pitching or rolling 10-20 degrees.....big diff.....
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The question is can you do it if the boat is pitching or rolling 10-20 degrees.....big diff.....
Good question, me myself I probably could. Not sure about my dad though.
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Thanks for the clarification Oliver. The important thing is that you are satisfied, and that your muscle power allows it to work for you. Be safe. Dave: your set-up sounds great! Safe, and easy to deploy...
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