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CAPTAIN’S REPORT: BoatTest.com Reviews New Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O.

  • E-NATION

Evinrude’s new second generation of the E-TEC engines are all new from the top of their distinctive shroud to the skeg on the bottom of its sleek torpedo. It is the first 2-stroke block specifically designed for direct fuel injection, the result of which is up to 15% better fuel consumption than the competition, according to the company. The engine… More

Technical Tidbits: The Detatchable Rowboat Motors – The Early Evinrude Outboards

  • Bill Grannis

Ole Evinrude did not invent the outboard motor nor was he the first to produce one. Versions of portable propulsion systems, both gasoline and battery powered, had been around since the late 1800’s. An attorney named Cameron Waterman began manufacturing his Porto-Motor several years before Evinrude built his first prototype. It was an associate of Waterman who first used the… More

Technical Tidbits: Winterizing Your Outboard

  • Bill Grannis

Bill Grannis, Evinrude technician and historian   Now that Fall is here and the warm weekends have disappeared, it’s time to think about that inevitable seasonal chore called winterizing. You may not experience freezing temperatures where you live, but your boat and motor still have to be prepared for long-term storage. Your dealer, the owners manual, boating internet forums, and… More