115 Fitch ram question.

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

  1. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

    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

    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

  3. bulllred

    bulllred Senior Member

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

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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