Originally Posted by MustRib
so what OB's do private boats use down there ? (assuming there are none military boats??)
There are not a lot of private OB boats most of the privately owned "fleet" are WAFI's or bigger boats plus the commercial launches (Nelsons etc).
Offhand on mid size boats (4 - 8 metre) I can think of a pair of Suz DF140s on the local defence force's Rigid Raider, my old Humber had a carbed 2 stroke Johnson 115GL, another Humber I know of has a 2/ Mariner 90 on it, there is a Narwhal with a Johnzuki 4 stroke 50, the local diver runs twin Mariner 75 2/ on his Humber, there are a couple of sets of 2 stroke Yamahas around and a pair of Selvas so a right old mixture! The total RIB population in the islands is less than what you'd find on a RIBnet Rib Raid and not all of those are in the same waters I use, some out on the outer islands.
Mostly quite old stuff, the E-TEC and the Suzukis mentioned above are probably the only ones with electronic engine management.
The Navy runs a couple of Pac 22s on HMS Clyde and the South Georgia fishery patrol vessel has Deltas on it but not sure what engines they use - twin Yamaha 2/ I think.