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Old 13 June 2007, 16:46   #1
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Best sound engine? optimax or...

What engine do you say have the best sound? in Outboards....

The old OMC V8 2-stroke and merc 2-stroke for me.
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Old 13 June 2007, 17:28   #2
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It's going back a while, but the old inline 6 merc 'tower of power' 150 2 stroke sounds amazing. Even better than a v6.
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Old 13 June 2007, 18:06   #3
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Would have loved to have heard a 70s Evinrude Wankel engine running!!!

Here's an inboard to give you an idea of the awesome noise they make.....

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Old 13 June 2007, 20:36   #4
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opti's sound great especially just before the beep!
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Old 14 June 2007, 04:02   #5
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Cod,

Do you know who made that engine?

Is it a marinised road engine?

I know wankels can rev, but that sounds ridiculous, (a couple of run like that and you should be able to hear the bang in the next county).





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Would have loved to have heard a 70s Evinrude Wankel engine running!!!

Here's an inboard to give you an idea of the awesome noise they make.....

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Old 14 June 2007, 11:20   #6
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Cod,

Do you know who made that engine?

Is it a marinised road engine?

I know wankels can rev, but that sounds ridiculous, (a couple of run like that and you should be able to hear the bang in the next county).
Google is great!!!

http://www.xtremerotaries.com/
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Old 14 June 2007, 12:09   #7
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my honda 90 made the best noise on the river.....ie none, but did not sound particularily nice on the sea when being wellied

i love the sound of the opti when you give em a fist full, lovely noise and a heck of a load of folks have commented on what a great noise it makes. i think 2strokes make an awsome noise when revved hard but maybe a verado makes a lovely noise for long periods!
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The yam v4 or v6 sounds pretty sweet, but agree those big optimax take some beating.
Also had a 1993 rude that screamed like a formula 1 engine and it was only a 40hp.
Can't beat the noise and the smell of a 2 stroke
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Has to be an Opti for me, especially when you cop some air off a good wave.
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My Suzuki 2 stroke 225 doesn't sound bad either - nice and lumpy at idle but not quite load enough at full bore!!!
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