I own a pair of 2000 200 HP and its people with that mind set that have made it a nightmare for me to sell (in addition to a lousy broker). I have dug deeper, I have talked to countless, dealers and mechanics over the last 3 years. Yes there have been alot of bad experiences and I will attest to that, but not every engine was affected. Last time at the mechanic they had a clean bill of health.
In the early nineties ficht engines had problems with engines,at least in N.C. where I lived,caused by slow trolling for kings with higher horse motors and Evinrude rectified and stood behind them.I have not heard of any great problems before and after new owner.
just to clear the air here. grady lady did send an email apology. there were emails from me to him
explaining how i am try to help a sick friend sell his boat.i never threatened anyone. i had some harsh words but that is all. now we can end these stupid barbs between us and carry on.
if i offended anyone with any of my comments my apologies.
Not to take Gradyladys side or nothing but everything I read about FICHTs was that was the reason OMC is no more....
But hey Im using an Optimax on my Mako...... so who am I to judge about POS marine issues.......