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Old 10 August 2005, 07:34   #1
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comeing soon

hopefully in rib internatinol , pre boat show will be a 3 way head to head

7.8 ballistic 250 e tec
7.8 ballistic f250 yam
7.8 ballistic 250 verado

all the engine manafactures are up for it , and the last one got bolted on the back today .

all bog standard out the box ( no tinkering ) will make your engine buying decissions a lot easier i think
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Old 10 August 2005, 07:38   #2
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That will be well worth a read - all too often they don't compare like for like!!! My bets will be on the ETEC for performance but fuel economy will go to the Verado but we will see!!!

Any chance of posting the results here - just in case any of us miss the mag???
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Old 10 August 2005, 08:44   #3
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Shame there's not an Optimax there but hey ho!

I reckon the E-Tec will take the performance and the fuel economy. The Verado I believe is very, very thirsty!

Interesting read though. I think they should o lots more things like that but for each RIB catergory 4-5m, 6-7m, 8-9m, 10m-you have too much money!

They should equip them indetically and stick the normal "Joe Bloggs" purchased engines on them (i.e. 6m would be 150hp, 7m would be 200hp).

Then do it all again with twins!!
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Old 10 August 2005, 08:58   #4
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i agree , there should be more head to heads , but some one has to pay for the boats and engines , in the first place thats the restricting factor i think you will find.
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Old 10 August 2005, 10:46   #5
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I do not think that the Verado's are as bad as everyone makes out.

Mine are returning a consumption of approx 2.7litres per nautical mile. In comparison to my suzuki 115 burning just over 1 litre per nm on a much smaller boat
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Each or for the pair?
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I do not think that the Verado's are as bad as everyone makes out.

Mine are returning a consumption of approx 2.7litres per nautical mile. In comparison to my suzuki 115 burning just over 1 litre per nm on a much smaller boat

Not as bad as I'd heard as one of the lads over here has a single 275 verado and he reckons he's getting approx 1.9 litres per n.m., but then he does go flat out everywhere and maybe having your twins aids consumption (i.e. no need to go flat out to achieve similar speed). He's running a 8.5m Tornado by the way if it helps.
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all the engine manafactures are up for it , and the last one got bolted on the back today .


How do you know the engines have been bolted on today???
Have you been spying on me??. Yes i finished putting the Verado on today. Looks pretty damm big on the back of the boat!!.
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all the engine manafactures are up for it , and the last one got bolted on the back today .


How do you know the engines have been bolted on today???
Have you been spying on me??. Yes i finished putting the Verado on today. Looks pretty damm big on the back of the boat!!.

Still think the Verado just doesn't look right - side on it looks like an alien creature or a nautilus!!!
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