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Carbureted Boat 9 7.96%
Fuel Injection Model 104 92.04%
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:45 PM
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Carbureted vs. Fuel Injection

Ok, if you were looking at identical boats but one was carbureted and one was fuel injection which boat would you buy? Are modern carbureted engines any more sophisticated than my 86 or am I in the same "boat"? Tell me the pro's and con's of each
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:54 PM
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Well Jeff,let me put it this way.
Would you buy a carburated car or truck ?
EFI is the ONLY way to go!
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:04 PM
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I'd still buy a new carbureted car/truck if I could find one!
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I'd still buy a new carbureted car/truck if I could find one!

Why?? Please explain
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:31 PM
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EFI all the way. I have seen the difference it makes on the snowmobiles, and it can only benefit on a boat.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:38 PM
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:43 PM
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Well Jeff,let me put it this way.
Would you buy a carburated car or truck ?
EFI is the ONLY way to go!
andre, how eloquent . could not have said it better myself. would only add that carb guys spend a lot of time tinkering trying to get it right.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:49 PM
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Starting has been the biggest difference compared to my carb vs tbi boat... No pumping and no warmup period required to get it off the trailer... At least what seemed like forever to warm up the carb boat.

IF you trailered to different elevations I would think a EFI boat would have its benefits..

MAYBE a little better fuel mileage..

Some tinkering with the carbs, but I don't even want to think about having problems with the EFI....

My opinions.....
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:50 PM
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I would probobly go EFI.
But, what I do like about my carborated boat though is the fact that I can actually work on it myself, it takes a bit more than a backyard mechanic to work on the newer EFI engines.
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:02 AM
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I wouldn't not buy a boat because it has a carb, but given the choice, EFI is a no-brainer.

No maintenance (think carb rebuilds)
Starts very easy
handles Elevation differences easier
2x better gas mileage (I'm not kidding).
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