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Old 24 November 2007, 13:13   #11
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According to the list price there is a difference of 1500 between the Opti 115 and 150
But who pays list price for outboards?
On discounted prices, you're probably still looking at around 1200 difference, but the 150 is a 2.5 litre V6, whereas the 115 is a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder - easy decision (if you can spare an extra 1200)

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... 150 Opti's are good value, the only downside is that they're a bit noisey on tick-over.
Sorry - didn't hear that
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Old 24 November 2007, 13:23   #12
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According to the list price there is a difference of 1500 between the Opti 115 and 150
But you get the SmartCraft dials and a stainless steel prop.
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But who pays list price for outboards?
On discounted prices, you're probably still looking at around 1200 difference, but the 150 is a 2.5 litre V6, whereas the 115 is a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder - easy decision (if you can spare an extra 1200)
Granted one may not pay list price but as the 150 has just been brought into discussion I had not spoken to vendor, I was just illustrating the difference. But I suspect there would be a greater or lesser difference depending on the current stock to be shifted at this time.
As the original discussion centred around which is the 'best' 115, if the advice is more power to boat weight ratio should I consider dropping size to 5.8mtr and a drop of 30kgs?
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What about a brand spanking new sexy Mercury Verado 135?

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I am purchasing a 6 metre Humber Destroyer which can handle up to 150hp....
As your boat could handle 150hp, it seems reasonable for forum members to give their opinions on the 150 Opti, based on their experiences.

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...instant response is required incase I need to move quickly from an impending tricky situation..
Would you expand on this, so people can get an idea of what you really want from your o/b in terms of acceleration?

Is total weight of boat & outboard an issue?
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Would you expand on this, so people can get an idea of what you really want from your o/b in terms of acceleration?

Is total weight of boat & outboard an issue?
Also, not sure where you're going with the '15mins at idle'. Outboards will idle at infinitum.
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I see no mention of
Yamaha or E.tec reason ?
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I see no mention of
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Because these engines aren't being offered as a potential package
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Also, not sure where you're going with the '15mins at idle'. Outboards will idle at infinitum.
as I stated "reliabilty especially after being at idle for say 15 minutes - instant response is required incase I need to move quickly from an impending tricky situation"
To clarify further I would not wish a hesitant response from the engine..so when I want to go it goes without spluttering
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as I stated "reliabilty especially after being at idle for say 15 minutes - instant response is required incase I need to move quickly from an impending tricky situation"
To clarify further I would not wish a hesitant response from the engine..so when I want to go it goes without spluttering
Any new engine will be able to do this. An older carb engine might choke up a bit if left to idle for a while. Are you looking to rob a bank with the thing?
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