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Old 04 November 2004, 04:22   #11
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I thought the Mercury/Mariner Verados are suppost to give the economy of a four stroke with the acceleration of a two stroke.
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Old 04 November 2004, 11:08   #12
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I think its Clever Advertising.... Four strokes with the acceleration of a 2 ... but not necessaryly the fuel economy!!!!

I think the new Etecs are better on fuel than the varado .......
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Old 04 November 2004, 11:19   #13
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Yeah maybe, but Verado sounds better than E-tec.
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Old 21 May 2007, 14:56   #14
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I am at the eleventh hour of buying a new 8 mt rib i want this to be a long term boat 5/6 years plus But what engine to put on the back.
I have a 225 yamaha four stroke that as never missed a beat on my exsisting rib. But what realy is the best engine should i look at
2 strokes, but as we want to go cruising next year will it give me the fuel economy.
to give a back ground, we do a lot of wake boarding, the rib is keeped at home. and on a normal year we do about 150-200 hours
I realy would would aprecitate some honest advice
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listen,im not exactly a rib owner,my dad has a rib and i wakeboard behind it.we have a yamaha 115 fourstroke,,its a beuatifull engine,as for wakeboarding that engine pulled up my dad 100kg on a monoski,thats even faster than for wakeboarders,with the 115 it can easily pull up any wakeboarder...i recommend u get it,we do alot of wakeboarding about 5 hours a weekend,the problem is the wake of a rib,its not exactly big enough for doing jumps.
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Old 21 May 2007, 18:26   #15
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Old 21 May 2007, 20:38   #16
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Szuki 300

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For my recently purchased Redbay I opted for the Suzuki 300 four stroke.
My Reasons were as follows
High power to weight ratio
Economy
Engine ergonomics..you have to see it to believe how small they have made the engine.
Digital controls. -huge improvement on cables
Integration of Data feeds with other instruments

As a cabin rib K'ado is heavier than most but the 300 handles it super

Check out www.redbayboats.com or K'ado in the rib.net gallery.

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Old 29 May 2007, 03:12   #17
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Well if you do a lot of wakeboarding I would reccommend new tech 2-stroke ie: Optimax, HPDI, Ficht. It will give you better hole shot for pulling out a wakeboarder/ skier.
Look at the 250hp test in ribmagazine issue 68 (2006). The fuel consumtion on the suzi was wrong in this number should be 44litres/hour at top speed, not 24 if i remember right.

Yamaha 4-stroke was best in acceleration and e-tec nr.2

Yamaha or E-tec...
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