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Old 05 July 2006, 06:16   #1
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Engine Choice for Ribcraft 750 Sport

I am looking at orderring a Ribcraft 750 Sport, I am undecided on the engine, I have always had Suzuki mainly DF140 but am undecided what to put on the back of the Ribcraft.

I have whittled it down to the following:-

Evinrude Etec 250, Suzuki DF250 V6 which are comparible prices or the Yamaha F225 which is about 2k more than the other two. I am slightly more swayed to the cheaper options obviously but would be very interested if anyone has any of these engines and has good or bad points to say about them, or what I could expect from them in terms of speed / economy at cruising speed of 35-40 knots.
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Old 05 July 2006, 06:24   #2
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I have a Yamaha F225, excellent engine. I had a similar dilemma when specifying our RIB, the thing that swayed me was chatting to the guys at Solent RIB Charters who have Six Ribcrafts with F225 on the back that they obviously have to rely on for their business. They said that they had little problems over many hundreds of hours so that swayed it for me.

Having said that I am sure that there will be people singing praises for the other engines and 2K is a lot of cash !
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Old 05 July 2006, 06:31   #3
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The engines are ALL good - go for the best deal you can find on the day!!!
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Old 05 July 2006, 06:51   #4
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Yamaha engines are by far the best known and in my opinion look the best made!

Thay also carry a high resale price as they really hold their looks as they age. If money wasn't an option and I was looking for a four stroke I'd go yammie everytime and the 225 is a particularly reliable lump!
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Old 05 July 2006, 08:19   #5
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make some space for a PM Stu!

Nice new website... no content though!

I also agree that Yammies are A1 engines and hold value very very well. They are - usually - more expensive per HP new though. Merc's, Suzzys and stuff always seam to have a deal to be got but never on a Yam. This might, of course, be for a reason - they sell themselves?
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Old 05 July 2006, 08:29   #6
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Old 05 July 2006, 09:47   #7
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blimey richard, you must have had about 5 or 6 boats in the time its taken to build mine!

I like the etecs...but that mainly based on looks
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looking for engine

was on e bay and there is a chap selling a brand new honda 225 in the crate for 8500 or thereabouts, looks good, finishes in a couple of days
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was on e bay and there is a chap selling a brand new honda 225 in the crate for 8500 or thereabouts, looks good, finishes in a couple of days
Just make sure it's genuine first!!!
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Old 05 July 2006, 15:03   #10
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Why not take a look at Suzuki 175 hp, 4-cyl 2867cc with a weight of 211-215kg. Listprice 10399-10599. Price is close to a yam 150.

My list (without pricecomparing)

4-stroke.

1. Yamaha 250
2. Suzuki 250
3. Merc verado 250

2-stroke.

1. Evinrude 250 e-tec
2. Merc 225 opti

Smart choise?!

1. Suzuki 175
2. Evinrude e-tec 200
3. Yamaha F-175-200

Decide size on the engine and then talk to ribcraft about a packageprice with 3-4 different engines.

No verado for me
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