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Why Does Ranger Put So Many Evinrudes On Their Boats? :(

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We all know Evinrudes are no match for Yammy 4 stroke SHO's so why does Ranger outfit MOST of their boats with E-Tecs???? I'm in the market for a boat and every time I see a Ranger, there it is again, an Evinrude.

Very rarely do I see a 4 stroke Yammy on a Ranger - why?

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Why the sad face after your question?  I thought you could get any motor you wanted on a Ranger.

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   Sounds like in your area there is a Evinrude dealer. I my area everyone has Mercury and Evinrudes. That's because the dealer in my area sells them. You couldn't give me a Yamaha on the back of my Ranger. And not because it's a bad motor. The nearest dealer 1 1/2 hours away and to get a part or a tune up would be at least 6 hours of drive time to drop it off and pick it up on a later date. The best thing you can do when buying a boat is to find a good dealer near you and build a good relationship with them. It will pay for itself in the long run.

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These outboard makers have been at this game a long time. I am not sure id worry so much about it, just that i can find parts and service if neccessary.

 

Its like ford vs chevy vs toyota. Ive owned all three, some had issues, some didnt.

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Ranger outfits their boats with whatever engine is ordered. If you custom order a new boat you can get whatever motor you want on it regardless of what dealership you order it from. Dealers order boats to put in the showroom to sell, so those will usually have whatever motor that dealership sells on it. There's plenty of them out there with SHO's on them

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I guess most people in your area know what's the best motor.  Contrary to what you might read on this one eyed monster from those very few that have had a problem and the other million that have probably never even been in a boat with an E-tech, pick up on those few and post it like they are the experts on them.   

 

All manufacture's have a certain number that's going to give a problem, but if you had any way of looking at the MTBF and the percentage of failures, I think you might be surprised.  However, I don't think you are going to find that info publicly available.

 

Sorry, but I will take an E-tech any day of the week over any other motor out there.

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I guess most people in your area know what's the best motor.  Contrary to what you might read on this one eyed monster from those very few that have had a problem and the other million that have probably never even been in a boat with an E-tech, pick up on those few and post it like they are the experts on them.   

 

All manufacture's have a certain number that's going to give a problem, but if you had any way of looking at the MTBF and the percentage of failures, I think you might be surprised.  However, I don't think you are going to find that info publicly available.

 

Sorry, but I will take an E-tech any day of the week over any other motor out there.

 

Tell the rest of the story.  I seem to recall you favored the Evinrudes because you could wring considerably more horsepower out of them when you worked your magic.  I think you said something to the effect that Evinrude left  a lot more horsepower on the table than the other manufacturers by a considerable margin.

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I guess most people in your area know what's the best motor.  Contrary to what you might read on this one eyed monster from those very few that have had a problem and the other million that have probably never even been in a boat with an E-tech, pick up on those few and post it like they are the experts on them.   

 

All manufacture's have a certain number that's going to give a problem, but if you had any way of looking at the MTBF and the percentage of failures, I think you might be surprised.  However, I don't think you are going to find that info publicly available.

 

Sorry, but I will take an E-tech any day of the week over any other motor out there.

 

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That is true, but that's not just the Rud's that's the old crabbed Johnson's as well, and that's not my reason for saying I would take the Evinrude's over other makes. First off, no way under the sun would I take a brand new, close to $20,000 motor and do anything that would void the warranty, I don't have that kind of money. For the hot rod stuff, I find those that have already been retired from service for one reason or another. My first 3.3 Evinrude's I bought to modify just happen to be two of six from a commercial fleet the guy had used and replaced them with new E-techs after four years and over 3,000 hours on each, and one I got had over showed over 4,000 hours. When I tore them down, I've seen old motors with 500 hours have more wear then these did.

Like I say though, that's one of the reasons Baskin Robin's has 31 different flavors of ice cream, everybody has their own favorite.

I remember back in the 60's I was a die hard Ford man, now I don't think Ford makes a front wheel drive vehicle you could give me if you told me I would have to keep it running 200,000 miles.

I base my opinions on the facts as I have them, not hearsay,

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Just order one however you  want it. Your dealer will order them for you with whatever you want.  Most people dont buy one off the showroom floor.  Sounds like your dealer probably is a etec dealer and repair center so thats why they do it. 

 

As far as motors go, look up the facts. Evinrudes typically have the highest rate of warranty issues and problems, then it drops down to mercury, then yamaha has usually very few. However i wouldnt personally get anything other than a mercury becuase they have WAY more repair centers all over the place, so you know if something does go wrong at a tournament you can get it fixed.  With the other two its usually hard to find.  There arent any repair places near me for evinrude, there is one yamaha repair place but there are probably 20 mercury.  Its all about the numbers, Mercury is so much more popular that naturally there will be more mechanics that know how to work on them

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The Ranger/Evirude thing comes from FLW. All of their team boats are Ranger/Evinrude thats their boat and engine sponsor. But if your ordering get what you want. In the used markets like said before it just depends on what dealers are in the area. If your willing to drive you can find what you want anywhere in the country.

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OMC 35 HP motors are still being used APBA powerboat racing.  Some of them from the 70s.  They don't die.  I've got a 1990 Evinrude and a 1998 Johnson.  I wouldn't trade them for any other brand.

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The Ranger/Evirude thing comes from FLW. All of their team boats are Ranger/Evinrude thats their boat and engine sponsor. But if your ordering get what you want. In the used markets like said before it just depends on what dealers are in the area. If your willing to drive you can find what you want anywhere in the country.

Thats not entirely true. On their sponsor boats which the pros use on the last days of competition they are a direct split between Mercury and Evinrudes. Heres a picture I took at their Champlain tournament 2 years ago. It looks like there are more Evinrudes in the pic but they were split exactly 50/50 down the row.

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