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Old 26 August 2003, 14:49   #11
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Heh, heh Steve- take care now!
Lee, you plonker its a FICHT.
hey, party saturday, party sunday, party monday, us youngsters are what we used to be ya know

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Old 26 August 2003, 16:23   #12
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Both Fichts and Opti's inject double oil for their run in period.

We also had big probles with the Fichts but so far have un up big hours on Opti's (over 1000 ) with only a couple of small probs.

A pair of 200 Fichts should be far cheaper to run than 3oo promaxes, there is a third more power and they are a totally different engine. Nice tho I bet.
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Old 26 August 2003, 16:25   #13
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Opti 225 experience

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Have not run Ficht myself but my new 225 Opti is very good. As -<=[Tw18]=>- stated both engines use more oil during run-in period. Mine has done about 10 hours & oil consumption has reduced noticably. Opti oil is avaliable at 17.25/5ltrs from Yellow Penguin in Poole, not sure how this compares with ficht oil.

I can't compare these new type engines as H20 events can, but I can confirm the 225 Opti on a 7.5 Phantom Evolution is using about the same amount of oil & fuel as my old BWM deep sea 18 with a 135 Merc Carb engine. This is also happening at higher speeds.

The Opti passes fuel barges & sniggers. I can't believe it yet.........it actually seems to do what it says on the tin.

Hope this info helps.

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Old 26 August 2003, 16:26   #14
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Seahound where did you get a quote that made them so much more expensive, you must have spoken to the wrong guys.

Did you prefere the Ficht or was it just the price that won the deal.
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Old 26 August 2003, 16:28   #15
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I can probably get oil for your opti cheaper than that. Let me know if you want some.

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YES PLEASE. My very local dealer Chris Lewis (Marinatuque, at Cobbs Quay) charged me 45.00 for 10ltrs last time.

Do I have to buy large quantities?
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Guys - the worst thing you can do now is tell Steve he could have purchased his engines cheaper elsewhere!
BTW, Steve....that Icom 401 you bought in Jsy for about 180.00 is now on sale from the same place for 135.00 -sheesh, I am a little bastard
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No Send me an e-mail and Ill price it up.
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Old 27 August 2003, 13:25   #19
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Believe me when i say that i did a lot of research, and did a lot of phoning about (starting off with all the major players then working out from there) the companies that i called as it was in Jan of this year. You have to do the research when paying that kind of money.

The qoute i got for the fichts included finding a buyer for the promax, which as you can imagine have a v limited market.

So far i like the ficht, noise levels greatly reduced, good mid range power and way less fuel consumption. Being in the CI with fuel prices being reasonable, going for the Opti which were several thousand more expensive was never going to be make up with the better fuel consumption, if indeed that is the case.

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Old 27 August 2003, 18:46   #20
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I was only wondering why you got quoted a few grand more for the Opti's, you can usually get about the same deal on both makes, but as you said part of the deal was taking your old promaxes which I can imagine was difficult and that is what caused the problem.

Good luck with your engines, I imagine she flies with those on the back.
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