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Old 28 August 2003, 10:42   #11
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That's a good one a Ribtec 4.5 owner telling other people they are Bonkers! Do you not like Ribtecs


What does this mean, they are great little boats and we have all sorts of makes so I don't judge by what make it is.

We owned a sea rider for 15 years and sold it about 10 years ago so I know the boats very well, your right they are great. We had a 50 Merc on ours and yes it went like a rocket, but if 4 strokes had been around we would have had one.

I just think tht the small ones are still quite quick and hold value, more reliable and cheaper to run, in my book they are all good points.

How about a Merc 4 stroke.
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Old 28 August 2003, 12:18   #12
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Phil,
if you go for the Merc, go for the EFi. Much better than the carbed version in my opinion.
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Old 28 August 2003, 13:00   #13
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Selling the searider Stuart? How could you!

What's the 425hp diesel CAT for then? You got that in a boat yet, or is it for a project?

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Old 29 August 2003, 02:58   #14
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Stuart H20 ( The ribtec crack was just a bit of Banter mischief, really.

Narked its inside an Avon 8.4 metre Sea Rider, which is why the little one has to go. But I'll get another one one day.
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Old 29 August 2003, 05:01   #15
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It don't have to be complicated, upgrade the boat now!

Nearly all modern engines are good and have few reliability issues

All the manufactureres. I personally would buy the yammie 50 as it is a legendary engine, however Mariner/Mercury are great engines too. If you are getting rid of your boat in a few years the I'd go for the most cost effective option. If you were keeping it I'd stick to my guns about the Yammie.
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Old 29 August 2003, 07:33   #16
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I agree with WAVEHUMPER on this. I owned 3 Yammies an one Merc so far. The reason I have the Merc now is simply a matter of price. When I was searching for a new motor for my new rib, there was a 1800 euros difference on the price between Yam & Merc. (5500 - 7300). Couldn't afford the Yam, so I went for the Merc.
I must admit though that Merc NEVER let me down all these years (since 1997) and the consumption is < 1 lt per mile.
Having had a Yammie 50 2 stroke (50 D TOL) on my previus rib I can tell you that the consumption was 0.5 lt / mile.
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Old 29 August 2003, 18:25   #17
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2 v 4-stroke

Specifically rang multi-franchise dealers today since they have less of an axe to grind than single or dual brand dealers. One of them told me 95% of all his sales this year have been 4-stroke and that I would definitely suffer on the depreciation front with a 2-stroke in the light of the 2006 emissions legislation. Valid point probably.

Of the 4-stroke options most dealers recommended the Suzuki 50 in preference to the Yamaha or Honda due to the EFi technology and for the same reason, the Merc/Mariner 50 EFi, although this engine at 112kgs is above the recommended maximum for my boat. Suzuki also seem to attract the biggest discounts off list price, in one case a whopping 1,000!

Either way the final decision will be made at the boat show after I've had a chance to see the new Evinrude Etec 50. Thanks for all your thoughts, it's very useful (and confusing!)to get such a variety of opinions. Whichever one I buy, it'll be a bloody sight quicker than my 30hp and that's the main point.
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Phil,
I really rate the Suzuki 4 stoke outboards, however in the 50 HP range the Suzuki spec is 107KG, 814CC 3 cylinder Efi and the Merc / Mariner 50HP is 112KG, 995cc and 4 Cylinders.
The 50HP uses the same block as the 60HP so I would expect a higher torque output from this motor over the Suzuki.
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Old 04 September 2003, 10:39   #19
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That's it, decision made: it's going to be an Evinrude E-tech 50hp direct injection 2-stroke. Final answer. Close run thing with the Suzuki 50 Efi which I tested on a 4.5m rib at the week-end and was utterly stunned with how quiet it was. Significantly quieter than my Honda 30 even and very, very smooth. The new E-techs have received amazing reviews in the US since their introduction in the summer, although won't be available in UK till December unfortunately. It's also lighter than the Suzi and has 3 instead of 2 years' warranty in its favour. Check out the styling on www.evinrude.com - it's gorgeous!
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Old 04 September 2003, 12:21   #20
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Innocent question

Aren't all the two strokes Yamahas underneath it all?
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