Originally Posted by Searider
I'd be very interested to hear how the boat performs with the new 150 4 stroke. Have you had Optimax's in the past?
Erm, a 135 Optimax, a 150 Optimax, a 135 Optimax and then a 135 Verado!
We did consider an Optimax again due to the low initial cost but sitting at tick over for a long time isn't an Optimax's best friend so a 4 stroke was the way to go for us.
Interestingly when we had the Verado a friend had an Optimax on an ever so slightly small boat and despite the same trip and loading he did get better MPG than the 4 stroke Verado!
There isn't much in it in my opinion as very few leisure users use their boats enough to make fuel economy the principle reason to go for a 4 stroke. We did it this time for comfort and longevity of the engine.
If I won the lottery tomorrow my 8m Delta would probably have Optimax engines on, well possibly a four stroke, then again may be Optimax - oh hell !