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why no model year on e tec,just got a new 200ho this month,only date on motor is 10/2015?
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Evinrude explains model-year elimination

april 18, 2012 http://www.boatingindustry.com


BRP’s Evinrude announced last week that it will eliminate model-year designations starting this month.
Given persistent economic challenges and the current buying habits of dealers and consumers, Evinrude Product Manager Karl Sandstrom said it is the right time to make the change in an interview with Boating Industry magazine.
In the outboard engine segment, the elimination of model years is not new. In fact, by October 2006, Yamaha Marine Group, Mercury Marine and Honda Marine had announced or already eliminated the designations. Although investigating the change, Sandstrom said Evinrude refrained while the economy was still at pre-recession levels.
“In 2006 to 2007, the economy had not yet taken a downturn, and the decision to keep model designations was the correct one based on the economic conditions and dealer/consumer buying habits at the time,” he said.
With today’s extended economic challenges, along with the changes the industry has experienced in purchasing habits, optimal inventory levels and available credit, Sandstrom said it is now in the consumers’ best interest to make the change.
Dealers stand to benefit by being able to more effectively manage their inventory levels given the current and forecasted economic landscape, according to Sandstrom.
Consumers stand to gain by no longer having to track both model years of the engine and boat, making purchasing a boat easier, he said.
For both groups, Sandstrom said product upgrades and changes to the direct injection, two-stroke engine models will be completed as necessary, rather than having to wait for a new model year to begin.
Sandstrom said dealers were notified last week of the changes and have been given information on how to communicate the changes to consumers, including that neither the resale value or warranty coverage for the outboard engines will be affected.

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Another way for manufactures to keep the prices at Max. No more year end sales on overstocked unsold engines. It eliminates competition among different models also. They are all in bed together. It sure was nice growing up in the 50s through the 70s.  
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The main reason for the elimination of model years was to appease the boat builders. Now the builders do not have left over old models in their warehouse at the end of the season. They can use engines that have sat around for up to several years if needed as long as the main model number does not change. Sharp customers can still check out the "born on" date sticker. Evinrude was the last major company to adapt the model number designation.

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Another way for manufactures to keep the prices at Max. No more year end sales on overstocked unsold engines. It eliminates competition among different models also. They are all in bed together. It sure was nice growing up in the 50s through the 70s.  

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Opps hit reply too soon. The boat builders fall in lin with what I said.
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Here in Alaska we actually had banks in 2008-10 that wouldn't loan money on a year old outboard.  They claimed it was to be sold as "used" because it was not current even though it was new dealer stock.  The OEM's did what they must to protect dealers inventory and also help to reduce the burden caused by banks.  Banks reacted with a "knee-jerk" and doing away with model years was beneficial to all involved. 
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Interesting....good read.
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[QUOTHE=disonesto]What is the latest model Diagnostic software?   I currently have version 5.8.4 
Should work with 2016 Etec?
Hello guys, somebody have a v6 software?
I have a v6.2, but I'm not able to open the rar file
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Best not to add to old posts and as per this topic no such thing as a 2016 E-TEC. If genuine software it will work on E-TEC back to 2004 so there will be another reason why this is not connecting if genuine. If aftermarket best to contact who supplied it.
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