Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 June 2006, 19:01   #1
Member
 
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Make: KR7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 H.O
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 735
Best 150 hp outboard for this rib...

http://www.atlantisribs.com/

I want around 150 hp. The weight of the boat is around 800kg, and they say it makes 64-66mph with a 150 hp.

Sooo....

Evinrude E-tec 150-200hp
Mercury Optimax 150-200hp
Yamaha V-Max 150-200hp
Suzuki 4-stroke 150-200hp
Yamaha F series 150-200hp
Mercury Verado 150-200hp

Not easy, fueleconomy, speed, noise, quality, price.
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
joakimhansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 June 2006, 20:50   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Go for the lightest one you can find!!!
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 03:55   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Towcester
Boat name: Treliska
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Outboard 225 Optimax
MMSI: 232009522
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 187
RIBase
If you want top speed i wouldn't go with the Opti. We have one on the dive boat, and low down it's great, and very reliable. However, it smokes, drinks fuel at high RPM, and always sounds like its about to fall apart!
__________________
Andy_Rs600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 04:11   #4
Now back to being Mollers!
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Arundel
Boat name: Mike Bravo 1
Make: Scorp
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yanmar 300
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 652
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_Rs600
If you want top speed i wouldn't go with the Opti. We have one on the dive boat, and low down it's great, and very reliable. However, it smokes, drinks fuel at high RPM, and always sounds like its about to fall apart!
Totally agree with all of that other than smokes. Wouldn't swap though.
__________________
Alice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 04:40   #5
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
check out the prices first as that will be a major decision factor, never ever noticed any smoke and only smelt my engine being 2 stroke twice, otherwise you would think it was a 4 stroker polution wise

noisier at idle but i like that

noisier at lower speeds yes, but open up a bit and a glorious noise and to be honest at speed the wind is the noisiest thing out there

if i had a choice again and all prices were the same for all engines i would very seriously consider the opti....love it, no complaints
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 05:35   #6
Member
 
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Make: KR7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 H.O
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 735
Does anyone say 4-stroke on this boat?

Is it crazy to overpower this boat with more than 150 hp. The verado engine is nice but not on my "want" list.

Right now it is e-tec, v-max/hpdi or opti on my list. But 150, 175 or 200 hp.
__________________
joakimhansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 05:48   #7
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
check out for best prices as there are some great deals on optis, yams are really really nice but potentially a lot more money so check out prices and take it from there, the new suz and yam 150 are great, if you wanted 175 personally i would consider the new suz 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by joakimhansson
Does anyone say 4-stroke on this boat?

Is it crazy to overpower this boat with more than 150 hp. The verado engine is nice but not on my "want" list.

Right now it is e-tec, v-max/hpdi or opti on my list. But 150, 175 or 200 hp.
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 06:24   #8
Member
 
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Make: KR7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 H.O
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 735
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
the new suz and yam 150 are great, if you wanted 175 personally i would consider the new suz 175
New Suzuki 4-stroke 175hp weight only 215 kg , very close to 2-stroke.
Suzuki 200 weight 263 kg

Why not? Suzuki 175 hp 4-stroke.
__________________
joakimhansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 06:33   #9
Member
 
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Make: KR7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 H.O
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 735
175 hp suzuki is a 4-cyl 2867 cc engine. Must be the first 4-cyl 175 hp engine without compressor? Must be good in fueleconomy? Sounds good or?
__________________
joakimhansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 June 2006, 06:40   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Suzuki are also very good with their prices. I would be very tempted.

If I ever re-engine my RIB it will be with a suzuki - the new 300hp one.
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.