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Old 14 October 2007, 04:44   #1
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Not really ribs, but worth seeing

Seen in Syddey during the APEC convention and in Hervey Bay (Australia)
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Old 14 October 2007, 06:35   #2
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I have noticed when I have been abroad, it appears there are more boats about with multiple outboard rigs. For example, I went on a powerboat in Thailand that had 4x 200hp on the back. It was operating out of a tiny island and only took tourists out.

Bearing in mind the cost of outboard motors in the UK, are they somehow cheaper abroad?
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Its probably down to the fact Britain has the dearest petrol in the world.............
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Its probably down to the fact Britain has the dearest petrol in the world.............
Try Norway

http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/
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Ahh seems they have passed us now - but look at the diesel prices - ours is 2nd or 3rd highest in the World.

What makes it worse is that Britain has one of the lowest petrol prices BEFORE tax!!!
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I have noticed when I have been abroad, it appears there are more boats about with multiple outboard rigs. For example, I went on a powerboat in Thailand that had 4x 200hp on the back. It was operating out of a tiny island and only took tourists out.

Bearing in mind the cost of outboard motors in the UK, are they somehow cheaper abroad?
It's a combination of reasons, power to weight, the ability to change motors quickly, and cost. Yamaha have a plant in Thailand, making the motors unbelievably cheap.
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My son has just come back from Bali he went on a few trips one to the Guilly
islands, he was surprised that most out boards where Yamaha but you could get a ride back 6 hours by ferry 2 hours by speed boat for 15 the fuel is very cheep
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I do not know how dear or cheap the outboards are in Australia, but the petrol is about 0.9 ( 0.64 pound) per liter...
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