Originally Posted by BEJJ`s
Mollers,i see you have a 250 engine on a 7m+ rib.How big is the boat and how does it run with the 250 on the back?
The boat is 7m, a 250 is max design hp. I chose the Etec as, with plenty of research and advice, I considered it the best 250 on the market so, what I'm about to say has nothing to do with 'brand loyalty bollox' as Polwart puts it.
The etec has stunning pull-out which is a characteristic of the Etec injection system, it's quiet for a 2st and reasonably economical for a big lump.
On the downside, It's a nightmare to w/board/waterski behind, as the injection system doesn't do small throttle increases (it can be re-mapped to iron this out) and the XD100 oil is expensive, but the 3yr service intervals offsets this cost somewhat.
The only other 250 I'd consider would be a Verado.