Indexed spark plugs[this went out points],water cooled ECM,and injectors that are still modeled after the injectors on the Fitch.A real winner..I would buy a Rice Burner before I would spend my money on this 2 stroker. Was actually standing with a Dealer[not an E-Tech dealer] when a crabber came in with a 2 year old E-Tec and stated that he just wanted to get that motor off his transom and get something that would allow him to work his pots and not sit at the dock waiting for the E Tec mechanic to show up.Bomb may be good at building railway cars and private jets but they don't devote the required R&D like other marine engine builders .[What has changed in their engine line-up or technology since they bought out OMC besides engines with different H.P ratings? The Marine Div at Bomb is nothing more than a footnote on their P&L compared to being the main source of Revenue like other Marine Manufactures.When the emmission standards in 2014 are in place,looks like they may have a problem.22ft what? I'd also like to hear which 22ft CC you have? Both the small and big block Etecs are the way to go. Bomb has them about bulletproof now.
What engine is on the boat now? I'm not saying a 175 isn't enough, but it depends on what you want the boat to do. Where you want to go. How much of a load do you haul? How many guys do you fish with?
The 200 will burn less fuel then the 175. Your going to be working the 175 harder then you would the 200. Less RPM at crusing speed will equal less fuel burn.Thanks for all the replys about repowering with the E-tec. Most of my boating friends also think its a good choice. The boat is a 22ft. Angler with a t-top and 175 h.p. Mercury EFI on it. Decision now is 175 or 200 h.p.. Leaning towards 175h.p. with the price of fuel today hope its the right move.