Originally posted by GraemeCooper
My experince is that Petrol is in fact geting MORE available afloat - since the arrival of larger 4 strokes that can provide good cruising range.
I dont think I have ever found a Marina selling Diesel that doesn't also sell Petrol.
Depends where you are doesn't it e.g.:
Solent probably OK, Wales I bow to your local knowledge.
East Coast - only Levington (@ £1.15 a litre) and Bradwell, no-where else but every other marina does Diesel.
West Coast of Scotland - Largs, Kip and Puffin Divers at Oban apart from that absolutely no chance!
Largely irrelavent though unless you keep your boat in a marina so can't refuel at Tesco's! (assuming you have a sufficiently large fuel tank or lots of jerrys!).
Daniel, A larger opti/ficht/hpdi will be much more fuel efficient than your current 2stroke yammie. I replaced a 150 Johnson VRO with a 150 Opti on my previous RIB (Deep Sea 21) and the difference was unbeliveable! What ever you go for do not be tempted under any circs to go for old style carb/efi outboards no matter what the saving in price.
You can of course have twins on a boat of this size - I've seen a 7.5 tornado I think it was with twin 100 yamaha 4's. That would be a nice set up I'dve thought. Mind you then you are into the eternal twin vs single debate!