Originally Posted by matt h
Ha ha rubbish PD.In what way is it "rubbish"?*
. Not when you totally speck up your new dinghy with all bling possible (I actually bought a very basic un-rigged boat from RC, check your "source")
and spend ££££££££s on a new trailer!(maybe I fell for the marketing)
Nowt to do with price (How do you know, were you hiding in the waste bin when we did the deal?)
old boy and RC refuse to fit them!!(who said they'd be fitting it)
* FYI; not that I actually have to explain anything, but to save further confusion:-
For performance & ease of maintenance, I genuinely think that the Etec beats anything I've tried OBM wise.
There's nothing wrong with the Suzuki per se. It moves the boat, it just doesn't move me
It's quiet at tickover, but so are the Etecs. At cruising speed with the wind in your ears there's no difference.
The Suzuki is like a wet lettuce compared to the etecs when it comes to "grunt", there simply isn't any.
The Suzuki does bang on 1l/nm, which I would expect from any balanced combo in that size range, so no fireworks there. Hadds RC545 with the 130Etec used around 8l less fuel than I did on the GRR, same hull, same trip, different engine, he had 1 extra person on board, go figure.
The Suzuki has got 40 hours on it, & already it's had a return 500mile/2 day round trip to Yeovil for a £120 quid service, the Etecs wouldn't have had that.
So speaking as a bloke who has actually owned & used these engines, & not someone gullible enough to get sucked into the whole "Fanboy
" thing, I think I'm reasonably well placed to pass comment, so why was I talking rubbish?
All IMHO of course