View Full Version : Looking for Outboard Recommendations
03-22-2005, 08:17 AM
After a pretty exhaustive search I stumbled on a a 1998 17' Carolina Skiff, trailer and 50 hp Evinrude deal - after doing some serious negotiation I purchased the boat last night.
I DO NOT plan to keep the Evinrude even though it runs fine(i.e. I'll probably sell it in the next several weeks) and I am now looking for recommendations for a new outboard. I am going to use this boat primarily for crabbing (trotlining) but may fish a bit at the mouths of rivers and close by in the bay on the right days.
I respect and value the opinions of those on the board and am soliciting advice as to what outboard to buy - I am leaning heavily toward a 4-stroke something for good gas consumption.
Can I get your feedback including WHERE you would and would not buy?
Thanks - Baldpate
03-30-2005, 02:05 PM
ive got an 18' lowe side console with an 80 yamaha 4 stroke it is an incredible motor, good on gas, real quiet couldnt ask for more and would recommend to anyone, get the biggest motor your boat is rated for you can always trade down
04-07-2005, 11:21 AM
Ed's Marine north of Richmond has good prices on yammy 4 strokes, give them a call and they price them out for you.
04-07-2005, 08:00 PM
RJ made a good point. Delaware is the place to purchase an outboard, No Tax. Rudy Marine, Wimington quotes the same prices on Yamaha as Eds. The only difference, again, no tax. It's your money
04-08-2005, 01:41 PM
Just a little "HYPE" from BRP about the new E-Tecs.
Issue Date: 4/7/2005, Posted On: 4/7/2005
E-TEC scores a first with EPA award
BRP Inc. tonight will receive the Clean Air Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine.
“This is the first time ever a marine engine manufacturer has received an award of Clean Air Excellence by the EPA,” said Roch Lambert, vice president and general manager of BRP’s outboard division, in a statement.
Stephen L. Johnson, the EPA’s acting administrator, will present the award to BRP executives at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes innovations that help improve air quality. EPA says the Sturtevant, Wis., company was selected because its E-TEC technology has redesigned engine technology for boating.
“The EPA jury originally thought they would have to go to a 4-stroke engine to achieve such important air quality benefits,” said Jose Boisjoli, president and CEO of BRP, in a statement. “We’ve demonstrated that our E-TEC … carbon monoxide emissions are typically 30 to 50 percent lower than a similar 4-stroke engine and, at idle, are lower by a factor of 50 to 100 times.”
BRP says the engine meets 2006 EPA, European Union, and 2008 California Air Resources Board 3-Star ultra-low emissions standards.
“This is a great achievement because it testifies to our capacity to marry high performance 2-stroke technology and environmental protection benefits,” said Boisjoli. “I’m honored to receive the U.S. EPA Clear Air Excellence Award on behalf of our employees.”
If the E-Tecs burn that clean, I doubt there will be a big buildup of carbon inside the cylinders and in the ring grooves. But what do I know, I'm just a crabber using 1981 Johnson technology.[grin]
04-08-2005, 02:38 PM
careful Jerry....I've been using my "Johnson Technology" for nearly 20 years, and it hs done nothing but get me in trouble[grin][grin]
04-08-2005, 02:53 PM
That is great news but show me a work order after 3years of not being serviced and I will be convinced.
What are you asking for the 50 Env?