Originally Posted by petergbike
well i dont have one but i heard they have a reputation for lasting about a year or two and then they just dont run anymore!
be better of with a yamaha or tohatsu!
Good job they have a three year warranty then 'cos you can keep updating them FOC!!!
You'll get everyone on here telling you that Optimax is better/worse, Yamaha/Suzuki/Honda/Verado 4-stroke is the way to go, "I've heard this" and "I've heard that" but it appears that they are as good or bad as any other engine out there.
My DI has been brilliant but if you look down about 3 topics on this page you'll find a big Sunday Sport headline "Another DI problem" or something similar, so there's at a least two that have issues! There's more than two people on the same thread that swear by theirs, one of whom is looking at updating his to the Etec!
It'll do a good job, it has a warranty and it's got a good dealer network.