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Old 08 February 2006, 11:41   #1
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Honda v-tec 150 or e-tec 150???

Just looking at some new engines for a possible new boat, which would be better overall for cruising and going out for a blast? Best fuel consumption overall view of which would be better for a 6.2 metre rib.
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Old 08 February 2006, 12:27   #2
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Most of the engines are good and they all seem to use pretty much the same amount of fuel so I think you need to look at the best deal you can find.

Suzukis are great motors and are well priced. Also look at the weights of the engines in the range you are looking at. ETECs are lighter than the 4 strokes for similar power.
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E-tec,s are lighter but no better than a four stroke on fuel
steer clear of the honda
Give the 150 Yamaha ago i two people with them.
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E-tec,s are lighter but no better than a four stroke on fuel
steer clear of the honda
Give the 150 Yamaha ago i two people with them.
Any reason why i should steer clear of the honda, i've got a 90 now and its great, never had a problem.
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Any reason why i should steer clear of the honda, i've got a 90 now and its great, never had a problem.
I think it's just because they are quite an old design now - they seem to have stagnated somewhat - all the other makers are constantly pushing the designs forawrds.
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I thought the 150 v-tec was relatively new in the outboard world.
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I think it's just because they are quite an old design now
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Well maybe if Honda put out a bit more info on their website then we would ALL be more aware your fishiness!!!

http://www.honda.co.uk/marine/RangeS...rangeValue=150

Honda may make fine engines but they don't make it very clear on their website!!!
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i have had a honda for 8 years now and it has been perfect, the new vtec 150 is a very nice engine so i think you would be fine with it and i have seen quite a few ribs with them, apparently a few boats in chichester have the 150 hondas. some dealers who also sell suzukis rave about the 150 honda.

i did post a engine test of the 150s and the honda was in there, do a search on engines and honda for a read

it does seem that hondas are a bit unfashionable on here but most folks who have them love em

i am unbiased as i have a honda, a yamaha, a mercury and an evinrude
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