Hi, my club is after a new enigine for the club rib which acts as a saftey boat for dinghies and regurlarly goes out on longer distance trips.
It currently has a yamaha 50 2/ from bout 6 years ago, it's horrendous on fuel for it's size and loud and the fumes are grotty.
the rib is a 5.4 meter aircraft rib.
It dosn't need a lot of power a 50 or maybe a 60 would be fine.
The engine needs to be very reliable,fairly low maintanance , quiet and very economical, particularly at tickover for safteyboat usage.
Current suggestions are an E-tec or a modern japanese 4/.I'm suspwect of the reliability of E-Tecs though
I personally think a 50 4/ of any make would be fine, what do you recommend?