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Old 16 January 2006, 10:08   #101
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250 suzy will be re tested next week , now jono if you want to be there just ask , in the spirt of fairness

but sorry wont be reembersing loss of pay or travel expenses for the day
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Old 16 January 2006, 13:19   #102
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It was the show in 2004 - BEFORE that wow boat of your was available!!!
So if you didn't see everyone how can you say you were treated better by him than anyone else there? People reading that might assume that ALL of the other exhibitors were rude to you! On the other hand you might have only met 3 other exhibiters?

Come to this years Ribex and you will get treated like I treat anyone - customer or not - just ask the 120 people who came out in the 2 BananaSharks at the Southampton show for free ...........
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Old 16 January 2006, 13:45   #103
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when the first statment is your time and effort are not appricated
Where did I say that? You should be a journalist.

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no faith should be placed in the things gained from it
Yep. I did say that, because the article is riddled with inaccuracy

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all info was supplied by the manafacturer and not a dealer
The engine specs may have been, but the fuel stats were provided by the RI team.

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they all had 250lt on board
The article clearly states 150litres. Is that another misprint?


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the use of four different Floscan units
Yes, an incorrect assumption, (and I apologise for this,) but the point was, that, for accuracy, calibrated containers would have been more appropriate.


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250 suzy will be re tested next week
What about the ETEC figures? 36lph?

Finally, you seem to have taken my original post personally when its true aim was the inaccuracies in the article in RI. Like it or not, I pay good money for the magazine and if, as readers, we're expected to believe all we're told, they'd best dream on.

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Old 16 January 2006, 16:40   #104
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Dunc, is that because your tight as a duck's behind!!!!
Not quite - my 160 litre tank is not quite big enough to get to the Scillies and back without going dangerously close to empty.

A 10% improvement would make all the difference
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Old 16 January 2006, 22:42   #105
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What was the testers verdict as i found it open ended there was no
This is our choice good or bad.
I was impressed with the Suzuki
exactly, funny how rib international and sports boat and rib mag seem to always give neutral reviews of everything now, the once never kind HMS has moved over for people who seem to love everything or have no balls!! best bit of rib mag was its honesty even if HMS aint popular for it!!

i also think review shoulda included oil consumption particularly for 2 stroke motor and compare to 4 strokes and oil change economy!!
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Mr RIVA

just a suggestion, but you may want to tell people how you intend to re-test, then you can gain agreement and thus whatever the figures are they are.

Alao the point about the 2 stroke oil is important, i am told the oil is doble the price i use in my Fitch
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Old 17 January 2006, 10:26   #107
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Mr RIVA

just a suggestion, but you may want to tell people how you intend to re-test, then you can gain agreement and thus whatever the figures are they are.

Alao the point about the 2 stroke oil is important, i am told the oil is doble the price i use in my Fitch
If people allow themselves to be conned by the manufacturers into buying branded oil then it is a big factor - people forget Mercury and Evinrude don't have their own refineries!!!

If you buy an oil of the correct spec then you shouldn't have problems - and by law they can't refuse your guarantee!!!
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Old 17 January 2006, 10:54   #108
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If people allow themselves to be conned by the manufacturers into buying branded oil then it is a big factor - people forget Mercury and Evinrude don't have their own refineries!!!
Good grief, do you think the oil comes straight from the refineries?

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If you buy an oil of the correct spec then you shouldn't have problems - and by law they can't refuse your guarantee!!!
Are you getting spec and grade mixed up?
Their spec will be a grade of oil with their blend of additives.

As to wether it is any better than a non branded oil is a different matter, probably better to leave that to your brief in the court case following your waranty claim.
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As to wether it is any better than a non branded oil is a different matter, probably better to leave that to your brief in the court case following your waranty claim.
I would think Cod's warranty has run out by now anyway.
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Old 17 January 2006, 11:01   #110
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the test will be the same,

so that we dont have to take four boats out, again and another 3 days work for me.

hopefully prior to print , someone will check and proof read
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