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    Just got a quote on a Evinrude E Tec 40 jet. I'm very familiar with the jet pumps on my Yamaha where it sucks the water from under the pump through the grates. The E Tec does not have the lower grate but looks more like a turbine. Anybody have any experience with this unit.


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    Totally different. The evinrude has what is known as a Durajet pump which is not for running shallow water.

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    Was really afraid of that. I need to check with AK Mining and get some definition. I specifically told them I was buying the boat and motor for shallow water. They don't carry Yamaha.


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    http://www.evinrude.com/en-us/engine...t/etec_105_jet

    This is what AMDS will sell you and what you want in a jet unit. I wouldn't Own a ETEC after what I have gone through with that product. Nothing against AMDS. My beef is with ETEC outboards. That is only my opinion and worth what you paid for it.

    I am not aware of any DURAJET's being sold in Alaska. The jet units from Specialty Jets in San Leandro California is the proven out board jet unit for our rivers.

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    That unit looks like the worst of both worlds: no shallow draft and the inefficiencies of a jet pump. Why would one want such a pump anyhow?
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    I am not sure, I have seen them listed as a Military application for Navy Seals ect. More of a safety thing than a performance improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    That unit looks like the worst of both worlds: no shallow draft and the inefficiencies of a jet pump. Why would one want such a pump anyhow?

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    Thanks Crescent. I haven't actually looked at the engine but you have me convinced I should stick to the Yamaha. The 1852 is the right boat for my mission.


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    All outboards will use the Specialty Jet, so you are covered there. I would not hesitate to run the Yamaha, Mercury or Suzuki. Those have proven themselves to me over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplne View Post
    Thanks Crescent. I haven't actually looked at the engine but you have me convinced I should stick to the Yamaha. The 1852 is the right boat for my mission.


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    Thanks for all the input. Went with the Yamaha 40/30. Deweys gave me a good price.





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    I had that same motor from 2002 - 2014. Great motor and would push a load VERY nicely in my 16' ATEC welded sled. Boat was 600# and the Yammi would step about 1000# and sip fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplne View Post
    Thanks for all the input. Went with the Yamaha 40/30. Deweys gave me a good price.





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