115 Fitch ram question.

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Gozz, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

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    Hi guys,
    Sorry to post a engine question in here but i need help.
    I want to buy a center console with a 2002 115 fitch on the back.
    Just wandering if you fellers use these engines much down your way.
    I've heard some disheartening story's about these motors and because I want to use this boat for off shore I have to make sure it wont let me down.
    Any help would be awesome,
    Thank you.
     
  2. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Hey Gozz. I have heard the same stories. the engines that seem to have the most problems (I.E.: pwr head failure, leanout, crank- no start)
    are the 98-99 OMC- built engines, and the big one was the 200hp.
    I'm currently running a '00 model, Bombardier-built 175 ficht ram engine on
    my 22' Hydra-Sports CC, and in 50 hrs of operation, I have had ZERO issues,
    and it gets roughly 2.1-2.3 mpg. I honestly think it's a real good series of engines, just get the later-production (9/99-up) models, be diligent w/ maint.
    and you should have no problems.
    Beware of Ethanol based fuels!
    tight lines
    -Brian
     

  3. bulllred

    bulllred Senior Member

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    Try the same question on TheHullTruth.com forum. You should get plenty of answers.
     
  4. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    yep, that's where I got mine....
    also the boat tech area on 2CoolFishing