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Old 25 November 2007, 12:26   #11
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Did 52knots with a Yamaha 200HPDI, offcourse everything depends on eqiupment etc, thats why i wanted se pics of the boat.
No pics yet. I haven't got the boat home yet, it's still oop norf. Next week maybe

I think 52 knots will be more than fast enough. I haven't told the girlfriend it's gonna go faster than the last one. She thought 36 was fast enough Probably best I don't say anything. Just find a good calm day and let her drive and open it up and wait for the grin
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Old 25 November 2007, 12:50   #12
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There's an earlier thread debating the same point here:
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Yep, gonna put a 150 on the next one also. 'Ave you popped a 'Jardon' pill or something?
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Old 25 November 2007, 13:20   #13
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Yep, gonna put a 150 on the next one also. 'Ave you popped a 'Jardon' pill or something?
No, I just highly value your opinion on these matters - 150s are good
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Old 25 November 2007, 15:04   #14
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Interesting how opinions change. Whilst Hugh obviously went for the 200, it seems most people thought a 175 would be enough for him. I think it'll have to be a 200. I'll only regret it otherwise. i was just concerned about the extra weight.
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Old 25 November 2007, 15:06   #15
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Interesting how opinions change. Whilst Hugh obviously went for the 200, it seems most people thought a 175 would be enough for him. I think it'll have to be a 200. I'll only regret it otherwise. i was just concerned about the extra weight.
But that was Hugh, an ex-Shetland riverboat racer.
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Old 25 November 2007, 15:52   #16
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. i was just concerned about the extra weight.
so would I be ! I think the 175 lump would provide you with enough and is considerably lighter smaller
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Any thoughts on fuel economy then? Would a lower stressed/revved 200 show a measurable saving against a 175 running at closer to WOT?
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Etec 200HP weighs in at 194KG so best of both
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Yeah Etec's deserve respect!

I have experience of running both the 150 and 200 opti's on charter boat's that means long days mostly at WOT and some other fkkr paying for the fuel

The 200 burned 90l an hour at WOT and the 150 used to run at around 65/70 so I presume the 175 would come in the middle.

My suggestion was made more on balance and handling than consumption. I drove a 150 Vipermax and it seemed really well balanced, but hey, if the 200 gives you a bigger stiffy then go for it
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I'm erring towards a 175. If this year is anything to go by I won't need WOT cos it'll be just to rough for it.
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