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Old 07 July 2010, 07:07   #11
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Yeah would be fun to watch from a safe distance though!!
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Old 07 July 2010, 07:34   #12
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As of may 2010;

115 Optimax: 8699.00 Inc VAT

125 Optimax: 8899.00 Inc VAT

You know it makes sense. The Opti WILL have the grunt and performance your looking for.
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Old 07 July 2010, 08:33   #13
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Old 07 July 2010, 17:28   #14
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etec 130

i am going to go for the etec do any owners out there have any tips?
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Old 07 July 2010, 17:30   #15
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i am going to go for the etec do any owners out there have any tips?
When you're at Ascot wear a hat.
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Old 08 July 2010, 05:52   #16
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I have Honda 90

I have a Honda 90 on my Ribcraft 5.3, gives me over 40 knots. Very quiet and economical and can only recommend. I bought it because at the time it was by far and away the lightest 90.

Also on my old boat I had a 50HP Etec which replaced an old 2 stroke Mariner 50. The Etec was not a great step forward and very very heavy for a 50hp motor.

If you are water skiing then the extra torque from a 2 stroke may be good, if using on longer trips then a 4 stroke will be more econmical.
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Old 08 July 2010, 07:07   #17
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i am going to go for the etec do any owners out there have any tips?
Shop around for quotes, speak to John at Quinquari Ribs, he was doing very competitive quotes and is very knowledgeable. Other than that I've had no running issues with them at all.

Chris will be along shortly to tell you that the engine need to be high on the transom, he's a bit funny that way!!
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Old 08 July 2010, 10:35   #18
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I have a Honda 90 on my Ribcraft 5.3, gives me over 40 knots. Very quiet and economical and can only recommend. I bought it because at the time it was by far and away the lightest 90. ..........
Phew! That's good to hear. I was just beginning to think I may have made a big mistake . Storms and gales ever since I got the RIB home, so I've not had the chance to try her out with the new Honda 90. Maybe this weekend. Looking forward to seeing how it compares to the old Merc 90 4st.
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Old 08 July 2010, 14:41   #19
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Shop around for quotes, speak to John at Quinquari Ribs, he was doing very competitive quotes and is very knowledgeable. Other than that I've had no running issues with them at all.

Chris will be along shortly to tell you that the engine need to be high on the transom, he's a bit funny that way!!
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Old 13 July 2010, 13:48   #20
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The Honda 90D is completly different to the 90A much lighter and more powerfull. I would really recomend the 90D a great engine you wont be disapointed.
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