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Old 24 April 2005, 17:07   #11
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Boat name: WIZARD
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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, 11:48   #12
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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.
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Old 25 April 2005, 12:09   #13
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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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