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Old 22 August 2008, 10:39   #1
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HELP: Suzuki DF300 or Evinrude ETEC 300 on RING RIB !?

Hi folks !

Im currently running a 10.5 RING RIB with two Suzuki DF300, which run good, but if fully seated I just lack torque. high speed is good!!

Now I look into a ringpowercraft 11.3 with three engines and would like to give the Evinrude ETEC 300 a try, anyone has experience with these !?

or even better, anyone mounted one-three Etec on his rib that I could testdrive (willing to pay if absolutely necessary) somewhere in europe !?

Please help !!

Thanks, folks !
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Old 22 August 2008, 16:17   #2
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Have a look at the Mercury Optimax 300XS - it's a very light 2 stroke and also quite good on fuel. basically it's a racing engine for the consumer market - they have a very good reputation.

I would also look at the Verado 300 or the new 350 which will be out in October.
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Old 23 August 2008, 04:53   #3
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no optimax !

The optimax would be the perfect choice, but: no CE certification for Europe !!

that's a real pity...

that's why the etec seem so interesting to me ...

did you try the verado against the dr Suzuki directly ??
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The optimax would be the perfect choice, but: no CE certification for Europe !!

that's a real pity...

that's why the etec seem so interesting to me ...

did you try the verado against the dr Suzuki directly ??
I know people have been using the 300XS in the UK and we are part of Europe so does it matter?

The ETEC 250 has a great name so the 300 should also be very good. I LOVE 2 strokes!!!

I have not tried the Verado but some people on this forum have - they are very good for triple engine setups as the controls are so good.

I always said the Verado was too heavy to be of use but the 300 and the 350 have a much better power to weight ratio.

I think one of the biggest problems with the Suzuki is the shortage of good props - with Mercury you have so much choice.
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Hi folks !

Im currently running a 10.5 RING RIB with two Suzuki DF300, which run good, but if fully seated I just lack torque. high speed is good!!
I find the verado has stunning grip and accelaration, ....would love to try a twin 300 verado setup ........the top speed lags a bit, but getting there is the fun part
also as codprawn states mercury have a good range of props ..........


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Old 25 August 2008, 18:57   #6
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Just found this video



Ring with 4x 300hp Verados - you could contact them and ask what they think!!!
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We run twin Suzuki 300's on this 10m Humber/Quinquari Offshore Wide Commercial. Obviously Cat 3 for 12 passengers + 2 crew. Boat goes well, plenty of power. Boat used for whalewatching or a 30 mile ferry run. Cruises 25 knots at 4,000 RPM using a total of around 75 litres per hour. Flat out is a smidge under 40 knots fully laden with fuel and passengers (39.8 knots was recorded) The fuel consumption at this speed soared to 180 litres per hour!)
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Hi folks !

Im currently running a 10.5 RING RIB with two Suzuki DF300, which run good, but if fully seated I just lack torque. high speed is good!!

Now I look into a ringpowercraft 11.3 with three engines and would like to give the Evinrude ETEC 300 a try, anyone has experience with these !?

or even better, anyone mounted one-three Etec on his rib that I could testdrive (willing to pay if absolutely necessary) somewhere in europe !?

Please help !!

Thanks, folks !
I would look at experimenting with different props first.
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Old 27 August 2008, 18:59   #9
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props ...

.... believe me, we tried all of them ,-) ... the rig is running quite good at top speed and has "quite good" acceleration but just doesnt "kick it" .....
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Put a couple of 496 mercruisers in . I have a 10m rib with 1500 litre fuel tanks and when full has bags of it.
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