So I just bought a new 50hp Evenrude Etec with a jet. I have a 16ft lowe tunnel hull and 3 weekends ago I did 200 miles and the Etec preformed amazingly. Last weekend I took off down the Little Sue heading towards the mouth. My boat started great and ran like a top for about an hour. I came around a bend and my motor just died. All my gas was fresh and I ran it through a filter while filling the tanks. My oil tank was full and the motor was peeing water good. When the motor died no alarms went off and no lights came on my gauges. So my question is does anyone have an idea what it could be? Its in the shop now but its gonna be a few days till they can look at it. So this is the good part of the story. Im down by the mouth with no cell service. I have a spot button but I wasn't in an emergency. I tried to get the motor started for a while but had no luck. Another boat stopped by noticing I had problems but said he had no room and took off. I started my hike at 10 am. It wasn't until noon that I saw another boat coming up river but even with me waving him down he wouldn't stop. So I kept hiking. For those of you who haven't been on the little sue lately, its high water. So I had to walk in the swamps. To cut to the chase after hours of practically swimming across swamps I found another boat. He didn't want to take me up river the last 6 miles because he was fishing. So instead of begging for a ride I kept hiking. A few bends later I heard a boat coming up river. Thankfully the man had some compassion and said he didn't think I would make it the last 6 miles in the sun. So he gave me a ride to the boat launch. At the boat launch there was a gentleman with a Sea ark with a 200hp yamaha jet. He was just going out for a boat ride so I offered him 200 bucks to tow my boat up river. He simply said no and took off. At the launch I had cell service where I could call my dad that came with his boat and towed it up river. It was a long trip back up averaging 3mph with his old johnson 35 jet. But My boat was back on the trailer at 2:00am . My question is has anyone had issues with their etec ? Or what would you guys have done differently ? Im not the type to rely on other people so I didn't mind hiking out, it happens . A few nicer boaters would have been nice because I know for a fact I would help and have before.