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Old 22 February 2009, 14:35   #11
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RIB International did a comparisson on most of the engines above here:

http://www.ribmagazine.com/site/inde...=223&Itemid=84
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Old 22 February 2009, 14:49   #12
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RIB International did a comparisson on most of the engines above here:

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Wow .. the Yam looks the best on specs there ? how comes I havnt seen hardly any ?
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Wow .. the Yam looks the best on specs there ? how comes I havnt seen hardly any ?
Apart from holeshot & Fuel consumption at higher RPM...

E-tec gets that badge and the Verado most certainly does not
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Old 22 February 2009, 15:48   #14
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Wow .. the Yam looks the best on specs there ? how comes I havnt seen hardly any ?

That test was flawed and caused quite a stir on here as far as I remember!!!

I would go for 2x Suzuki 250s. the Verado is too heavy unless you go over 300hp and I also believe the Suzuki will be better on fuel.

Personally I prefer a 2 stroke but for something like that Rayglass the 4 strokes would suit it better.
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The only way is to get out and try them if poss. Fuel consumption is really good at 4000-4500 revs its about 40l per hour. at 6000+revs over 100l per hour. We achieved 60mph at 5300 revs which seems good to me. The pros certainly outway the cons..
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The only way is to get out and try them if poss. Fuel consumption is really good at 4000-4500 revs its about 40l per hour. at 6000+revs over 100l per hour. We achieved 60mph at 5300 revs which seems good to me. The pros certainly outway the cons..
That was my recollection, it only drank it when the revs were right up top end but like I said, all/most will do that, and its particularly avoidable by proper prop selection, that said my boat was quite light in comparison .. I must dig out my logs
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Martin Humphey as a pair of
Yamaha 250 F/ Stroke on his 10m Scorpion he really rates them same as me
two stroke or four stroke its all depending on what you are going to do
if i had a 5/6 mt Rib that i used for skiing or just getting to the I.O.W
i would probably have an Etec on the grounds of weight hole shot etc
but for a bigger rib with cruising in mind the torque and fuel economy i would
have Four Stroke, Buy the one you feel confident with, there are tales to be told on all of them weather its Yamaha, Mercury Suzuki Etec etc.
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Another vote for the (225) Suzuki. Much prefer it over the 225 Yamaha which IMHO is rather gutless.
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diesel engine

that's wright SB,
but I want two engines for safety reasons and i 'am willing to pay more fuel for that reason.
The engine of the boat i have at this moment (volvo penta 5,7 GLI) did fail, altough well maintaind, in the "middle" of the sea with the kids on board and I can tell you that's the last thing you to happen.
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but for something like that Rayglass the 4 strokes would suit it better.
Why?
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