“If you, like me, enjoy nerding out on outboard motors, then prepare to indulge your inner marine-propulsion geek with this news of Evinrude’s new 150-horsepower E-TEC G2. With outboards, they’re pretty much all reliable these days. And horsepower is horsepower (unless you’re cheating it a bit, which I’ll get to). So what’s the big deal with this new three-cylinder?
Well, how about 12.5 miles per gallon? Sure, that’s at six miles per hour or so, but boats spend most of their time (40 percent) at idle, and 12 mpg makes this the Prius of outboards. The G2’s maintenance schedule is also unlike anything else on the water: five years or 500 hours between tuneups. Since this is a two-stroke, you don’t even do oil changes, and the onboard 1.9 gallon tank is good for 50 to 60 hours.”
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Five years before a tune-up is needed? Talk about a frustration-free engine! Sure, you might be sacrificing some speed and power for convenience and efficiency, but it all depends on what you use the engine for. If it’s for recreational purposes, this particular engine might be a good fit.
Robbinsdale Marine sells and repairs many different brands of outboard engines. We have a wide variety of Evinrude motors available for purchase. Call us at 763-533-0300 or visit our outboard engine page for more information.