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Old 06 November 2003, 11:26   #1
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Mercury 115 or optimax 150

I have ordered my new Avon 620 and need to decide on the engine had decided to go for the four stroke mercury F115 ELPT EFI but wondering if I should go for a Optimax 150
If you have any thoughts be pleased to hear them.

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Old 06 November 2003, 11:32   #2
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....the "Common Rail Diesel"........Sorry Steve, just messing about. I'm just so pleased someone has posted something other than "TCRD" - Thank You
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Old 06 November 2003, 12:10   #3
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You know my view

I dont think you will be happy with the 115hp, the minimun i would be looking at is a 135 Optimax or waiting for the new merc 150hp 4 stroke. Of course the 140hp 4 stroke Suzuki is a great engine - there one on boatsandoutboards.co.uk ex demo 7000 i think.
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Old 06 November 2003, 14:19   #4
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Suzuki is a great engine - there one on boatsandoutboards.co.uk ex demo 7000 i think.
Mmmm, I wonder why?
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Its got to be the opti realy. It is only 25kg heavier than the 115, probably as fuel efficient if not better than the 115 and you get Smartcraft guages too
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Between the two you mentioned its gotta be the opti.
However, the suzuki DF140 would be even better.
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Not sure that the Avon hull would handle all the power the Opti would put out, suspect you'd be safer with a 4 stroke.
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I was being facetious really, it's just the Suzuli mob got in first and I thought, well, might as well let em win one, after all it's only Stevecares money that's being wasted!

Looking at the 620's hull it has quite a shallow V and I do genuinely wonder if an opti 150 would be a bit ballsy for it and as I said he would be safer with the lack of oomph you get from a 4 stroke

However there is a guy over on boatfad who is saying that the RYA is bringing out a new one design junior racing boat which is powered by a mercury 60hp optimax efi 4 stroke.......Shurely shum mishtake
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