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Old 05 July 2006, 17:07   #11
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I've had the pleasure of driving a Ribcraft 7.8 w/ Suzuki DF250 for a few days. Significantly better acceleration/hole shot than Ribcraft 7.8 w/ Yam F225's i've driven - could be down to props though, Suzuki had a nice SS. Suzuki DF250 sounded very nice too, fuel consumption wise - 60lph WOT @ 45kts | 40lph @ 30kts
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Old 05 July 2006, 17:29   #12
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Having just seen the pics from fjordrafting, I don't think it is going to be a Suzuki DF250, reading up on various threads in the engine section the DF250 does appear to have had one or two problems. As where I have not found a negative comment ref the Yamaha 225hp as yet.
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I would prob go for an ETEC 250 myself - lightest engine - most power!!!
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Old 05 July 2006, 18:58   #14
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Nauti,

Any reason that you don't mention the Yami f250 in your choice ???? Ive read somewhere that the fuel economy has been improved upon.

after all you can never have enough power

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/produc...tcm%3A46-57380
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Old 05 July 2006, 20:07   #15
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Personally, i'd have the E-Tec. You seem to have already eliminated the suzuki for the same reason i wouldn't buy it , and although the yam is nice, nothing i've seen says it's worth the extra cash.
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Old 06 July 2006, 04:29   #16
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Nauti,

Any reason that you don't mention the Yami f250 in your choice ???? Ive read somewhere that the fuel economy has been improved upon.

after all you can never have enough power

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.uk/produc...tcm%3A46-57380
No reason, other than the fact the price just keeps going up and up and up and have to draw the line somewhere, or at least try to draw a line at the cost. Already stepped over the first two lines I said I was not going to go over.
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Old 06 July 2006, 15:26   #17
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We put the E- tec 250hp on the transon of our 7metre osprey, after lots of research and pondering and have not been dissappointed ,
Why , it looks great ,
its technology surpasses the others ,
its the lightest ( 231kg )
no servicing for 3 years
self winterising
great sounding engine (but very quiet)
awesome power , why have the more unresponsive 4 stroke
when you can have the 2 stroke snap , and the same
economy
and, with so many less moving parts there is less to go wrong!

Just to finish, we haven't met anyone who has an E-tec that hasn't had anything but praise for these engines, and all have said they would buy again.
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YAMAHA HYDRA DRIVE, 4.2 litre, 6-cylinder Diesel

Does anyone have any thoughts on this engine plant? as the Rib is already getting pricey, it is very marginal in price and might be a better idea to have the Yamaha 4.2l diesel engine installed with Hydradrive Duo Prop and making the Ribcraft into an 8m Sport Rib.

This is the blurb on the Yamaha Website:-

Like every YAMAHA HYDRA DRIVE, this 4.2 litre, 6-cylinder powerhouse has a reputation for exceptional economy and quiet reliability during extended periods of continuous running. The 245hp power output makes the ME 422 ideal for any boat where tough and demanding sea conditions are the order of the day. The ME 422 is available with the single-propeller HYDRA drive unit - see ME422 - SP or with this remarkable TRP version. The TRP drive option with twin counter-rotating propellers offers the ultimate in smooth, torque-free control and arrow-straight steering for both single and twin-engine installations.
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This would be the 275hp version Yamaha ME422HO not the one I mention below.


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Does anyone have any thoughts on this engine plant? as the Rib is already getting pricey, it is very marginal in price and might be a better idea to have the Yamaha 4.2l diesel engine installed with Hydradrive Duo Prop and making the Ribcraft into an 8m Sport Rib.

This is the blurb on the Yamaha Website:-

Like every YAMAHA HYDRA DRIVE, this 4.2 litre, 6-cylinder powerhouse has a reputation for exceptional economy and quiet reliability during extended periods of continuous running. The 245hp power output makes the ME 422 ideal for any boat where tough and demanding sea conditions are the order of the day. The ME 422 is available with the single-propeller HYDRA drive unit - see ME422 - SP or with this remarkable TRP version. The TRP drive option with twin counter-rotating propellers offers the ultimate in smooth, torque-free control and arrow-straight steering for both single and twin-engine installations.
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We had the choice of engines when we speced the boat and went for Yamaha we heard all the same storys mine,s this mine dose that etc.
but as some one as already said when it comes to the charter ribs i have not seen any round here with E.tecs. i am not waving the flag for Yamaha just that when you have to earn your living and sell them on later the Yams seam to be at the top of most peoples list.as for fuel consumption a lot of people seam to forget the 2storke when doing there figures.
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