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At 5% market share they made the right move. Could license the E-Tec to Mercury. If mercury wants make them. Would rather have a Yamaha than a Mercury. Yamaha 4 strokes are very quiet and reliable. Yamaha’s are the only outboard motors you see in Canada & Alaska. Gosh I hate Bass Pro! They turn everything they touch into homogenized crap! 

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13 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

A note I just picked up as far as Outboard Engine sales US, not Global

Mercury 51% market share 

Yamaha 37% 

BRP  5%

Honda, Suzuki  3% each

Others 1%

World Wide Outboard sales is Yamaha 63%  

Just about every industry is heavily consolidated.   It has been legislatively encouraged for about 50 years now.  It's an oligopoly.  Not necessarily a terrible thing, but they do not encourage competition.  

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On 5/28/2020 at 8:27 PM, fishinwrench said:

I don't quite think so.   Probably just the opposite is true.  

There are enough die-hard Evinrude enthusiasts out there that it's quite possible your Evinrude just doubled in value overnight.  

If anybody has one they'd like to unload, hit me up.  

What's so great about them? I have a 2000 or 2002 evinrude on my boat.  It runs ok, although hates trolling.  My brother and I are looking to put a new motor, guess I should hang on to it? 

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1 hour ago, top_dollar said:

I have a 2000 or 2002 evinrude on my boat.  It runs ok, although hates trolling.

The only reason a motor "hates trolling" is because it isn't set up properly for it.   If you want it to love trolling, I can make that happen. 

Motor height, trim position, prop, and tune.

A chainsaw doesn't cut worth a crap if the chain is dull and the fuel is mixed wrong.

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I can see that the 2 cycle is the issue.  I have a 2006 225hp that has been a really good outboard.  The only problem I have had was having to replace the oil injection system.  Ulrich did it and it was expensive!  After that, I thought that my next boat would be a 4 cycle to avoid that unnecessary cost. Gone are the days of putting a quart of oil into a tank. 

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I'd be curious to see how many hours my 2013 150 Etec has on it at low RPM's from all of the trolling I do during snagging and gigging season. No issues at all so far. With XD100 set on the 100:1 ratio, it sips oil.

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On 5/30/2020 at 9:19 AM, fishinwrench said:

The only reason a motor "hates trolling" is because it isn't set up properly for it.   If you want it to love trolling, I can make that happen. 

Motor height, trim position, prop, and tune.

A chainsaw doesn't cut worth a crap if the chain is dull and the fuel is mixed wrong.

It is actually a 1995 70hp (E70TLEOR).  I have to fix the trailer lights right now, but I may take you up on that.  It seems to run fine hooked up to the hose, but as soon as I put it under load, i better punch it or it will die.  I am extremely tempted to just put a new outboard on the back, but you seem to really like evinrude.  Do you think i should just leave it back there?  You're at LOZ correct?

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