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Old 28 February 2010, 12:09   #11
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Would that be the Bootle twinned with Beirut !lol
Yep.

Joking aside, what a PITA. Was there any damage done to the hull? I hope your insurance co. play ball.
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Old 28 February 2010, 12:19   #12
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Joking aside, what a PITA. Was there any damage done to the hull? I hope your insurance co. play ball.
Going over tuesday to have a look.A friend had the arduous task of phoning me with the news (not a pleasant call to make) I believe the angle grinder was used with upmost professionalism but will have to wait a little longer for a full inspection
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Old 28 February 2010, 15:52   #13
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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?
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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.
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The only other 250 I'd consider would be a Verado.
Weren't you considering a Soozook DF250 when you bought the e-tec?
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Old 28 February 2010, 18:18   #16
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Weren't you considering a Soozook DF250 when you bought the e-tec?
Yep, because of cost and colour. Ian @ Liverpool Powerboats was pushing me towards the Etec. BRP then dropped the price to match the DF and chucked in free 5 yr extended warranty. It was a lucky escape.

I reckon she would've been a bit numb by comparison.
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Yep, because of cost and colour.
You were gonna buy it 'cos it was Cheap & Black? You're lucky you didn't get a steam powered unit with those criteria
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I reckon the determining factor was only cost and he threw colour into the equation to make himself sound less of a tight arse.
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I tried, but Kernow beat me to it.
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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.
I've noticed that with mine, thought it was the way the control box was set up. I will look into the remapping to get a smoother power delivery. Other then that i can recommend the e-tec's, I looked into both Yams and Suzuki when i re-engined but they were two heavy for a twin set up - also expensive.
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