Evinrude E-TEC 50 HP

4.0 from 1 Reviews


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Three years or 300 hours without a service is strong incentive to go for an Evinrude E-TEC 50 outboard motor

Andrew Norton
Reviewed Nov 2016
Spinning a 15in pitch stainless steel Viper prop, the review Evinrude E-TEC 50 was a perfect match for the Top Ender and had blistering acceleration across its entire rev range. This was despite the fact that it was pushing 700kg including two adults, the owner’s bowmount Minn Kota trolling motor and deep cycle battery, and a full underfloor fuel tank. It started instantly hot or cold and despite running on a rich "break-in" mix (first two hours) there was no oil smoke, and only a slight oil smell when backing upwind. Providing the antiventilation plate was kept at least three quarters immersed, power astern was good and the multifunction tiller arm was very user-friendly. Vibration levels were surprisingly low for a big twin, even when trolling...
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