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TxWadingFool
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RIP Evinrude
BRP discontinues production of all Evirude outboards. They were barely hanging on before and the WuFlu was the final nail in the coffin. They signed a deal with Mercury Marine to supply all of their production boat lines.

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DTRooster
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re: RIP Evinrude
Could see that coming 2 miles away, in the swamp


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cgrand
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re: RIP Evinrude
there was a time when you either had a Johnson outboard or you had a paddle. There was no other viable option

what a shame


PillageUrVillage
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re: RIP Evinrude
That’s a shame. The E-tec G2 was a legit good outboard.

quote:

there was a time when you either had a Johnson outboard or you had a paddle.


I’m still running a ‘92 Johnson Fast Strike 175. It’s due for a rebuild. But that motor has been solid.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: RIP Evinrude
Well, frick. What about current standing warranties? Parts?

frick this bullshite!

Eta: nevermind, just read it. They will continue to support parts and service. Bet its gonna be shite inventory and techs though

Etaa: that article reads like a blockbuster card of buzzword bingo. frick the customers, frick the employees. We've rung this out for all it's worth and we're going on to ring something else out
This post was edited on 5/27 at 6:34 pm


CHEDBALLZ
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re: RIP Evinrude
Might be able to pick up a deal on one.


PillageUrVillage
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re: RIP Evinrude
The market just doesn’t want 2-strokes anymore.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: RIP Evinrude
I disagree. The engine companies dont want them, they were too cheap and cut into the 4 stroke market.


PillageUrVillage
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re: RIP Evinrude
They’ve definitely pushed it that way with marketing.


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Loup
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re: RIP Evinrude
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there was a time when you either had a Johnson outboard or you had a paddle. There was no other viable option


I have two older Johnsons. Both have been bulletproof. I keep them as back up now.


donkeydong
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re: RIP Evinrude
I this real life?? I am still rocking a 1989 evinrude my family got when I was 9 years old. It covers the launch with blue smoke, everyone looks at me like I just unleashed a ancient dragon. I like that


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007mag
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re: RIP Evinrude
quote:

engine companies dont want them

I think it has to do with EPA-friendly engines


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: RIP Evinrude
The optimax and etech have been CARB 3 star forever, when the 4 strokes were still 2 star.

The reason the market flipped was marketing. Once they sank development costs into the 4 strokes it didnt make sense to carry 2 product lines so the old one had to go


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CharlesLSU
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re: RIP Evinrude
ETEC was a fine motor


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Homey the Clown
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re: RIP Evinrude
Just curious, about what year did the Johnson/Evinrude motors go to shit? There seems to be quite a bit of 30+ year old ones still out there rolling. More so than Yamaha, Mercury, etc.


WillFerrellisking
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re: RIP Evinrude
Lol, I’m still running my 95 Johnson fast strike 150 on my ole stratos.
This post was edited on 5/27 at 8:09 pm


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DTRooster
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re: RIP Evinrude
Whenever the FICHT motor came out I’d guess. I’ve been a Merc dude my whole life, except one Johnson Stinger that was a pain in my ass, so I don’t really know. The last 20 years or so you just don’t see many down here and baws run what they like. Evil rude hasn’t been in that game
This post was edited on 5/27 at 7:40 pm


Loup
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re: RIP Evinrude
quote:

There seems to be quite a bit of 30+ year old ones still out there rolling. More so than Yamaha, Mercury, etc.


If I had to guess that was before the foreign motors caught on big and the mercury's just sucked. My dad always talks about how folks thought he was crazy for buying a yamaha in the 80s.


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windshieldman
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re: RIP Evinrude
quote:

There seems to be quite a bit of 30+ year old ones still out there rolling. More so than Yamaha, Mercury, etc.




I have no idea how old my Johnson is, it's 15hp 2 stroke, white. I just know it's pull start only and apparently according to 2 different mechanics too old for an electric start to be put on.


Duckhammer_77
Member since Nov 2016
1643 posts

re: RIP Evinrude
1972 Evinrude two-stroke, still running strong. Had it serviced by T-Mike in Breaux Bridge last summer.


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