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Old 04-23-2007, 10:35 AM
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Default 2003 Fitch engine question... opinions needed.

Hi guys, I'm looking at buying a used boat that has a 2003 225 Evinrude Ficht engine. I don't know much about these motors so I was hoping to hear oppinions. I recall hearing that early Fichts had reliability issues, were these issues resolved? Are these motors reliable (if well maintained). Anything I should be aware of with this type of motor?
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:46 AM
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Hi nlarson, I don't know anything about them, but if you don't get any response here about this, you might check out the forum at www.thehulltruth.com. Do some searches there and you'll find more info than you ever wanted to know about these engines.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:52 AM
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that's a nice site, thanks.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:30 PM
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stay away from the ficht engines, they had alot of problems with them, I work at a marina where we rebuild alot of motors, we wont touch the ficht's, look for a Yamaha or e-tech, or older(pre ficht) 60 degree johnson or evinrude, just my opinion but I do work on alot of outboards
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:11 PM
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thanks, that confirms the info I have heard.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:49 PM
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very welcome, I hate to see anyone with an unreliable motor
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:30 PM
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Ended up getting a really good deal on a 2006 dealer leftover with a Yamaha F250.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:25 PM
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nice motor, we sell alot of Yamaha's, new and used, they seem to last the longest, if you ever need someone to chip in on gas or bait in exchange for a trip out send me a message as my boat is down for about another month so I can replace the floor
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:46 AM
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I pick it up next weekend but still need to bottom paint it and install the electronics. So the boat likely won't go in until about the 19th, but if you're still out of actions you're welcome aboard.
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:19 PM
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sounds good, if you need some help with wiring let me know, I'm not the best at it, but btter than most
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