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Old 24 April 2005, 16:07   #11
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: WIZARD
Make: REDBAY 7.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: OPTI 225
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 417
I Think Your Mad ........

I agree the opti is noisey.... The opti on the back of our Redbay is noiser that the 2x75 fichts that We had before ... But I like the noise ...

I dont think the Suzuki or Etec will be much better on fuel, than the opti , and you have to change everything , from control cables to wireling loom etc etc ... its a really big job ..... If I was going for a new boat I would probably go for the Etec , as 4strokes are more hassle then they are worth , with extra servicing and more moving parts to to look after, and the extra weight exactly where you dont need it.

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Old 25 April 2005, 10:48   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Obsession
Length: 6m +
Engine: SUZUKI 70
MMSI: 235024496
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 390
Going to live with the Opti after all, the buyer let me down at the last minute.
The Opti 's not that bad really I just like to spend some money on myself every now and then,it makes going to work worth while.

Never be scared of the sea but always respect it.
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Old 25 April 2005, 11:09   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Riak
Make: National Squib
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2hp Yamahahahaha
MMSI: Nope
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 554
The difference in dosh that you have now saved may well buy you a few litres of petrol and beer. Reeesult!

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