Ive thought of converting my skiff to an ETec from my good old Yamaha Enduro, but the total dependency on electronics
puts me off. ETecs are clever technology, but have no backup to that fancy tech (IMHO anything "smart" should have a "dumb" mode). My old Yamaha Enduro slurps fuel
, but I can fix almost anything on it with basic hand tools. And good mechanics who can fix them abound...E-Tec is limited to official distributor shop with proprietary diagnostics equipment
and $$$ for their services. Here in Guatemala
, many commercial
operators have stuck with Enduros for these reasons. Of course, you can't buy Enduros in the USA and most engines sold there are heavily dependent on electronics
so less of a deciding factor.
My skiff is single
engine. I would feel better about going to a more high tech engine if I had two.