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Old 20 April 2006, 06:25   #1
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Mercury or Yamaha?

Hello, I am not sure what to do here should I buy a 200hp optimax or a 200hp yamaha vmax the opti is 3032cc 3lt and the yama is 2596cc 2.5lt what do you think would be more fuel efficient. Any apinion on the 2 motors mentioned very appreciated.
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Old 20 April 2006, 07:05   #2
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i would proberbly say the opti is more efficient,it depends what boat its on.
but the v-max has a special leg that reduces drag, im not sure whether this effects fuel consumtion.
i would still go for the opti unless you want to race etc...
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Old 20 April 2006, 09:39   #3
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i recently reviewed all the 200s and 175s both 4 stroke and 2 stroke, the optis are more economical than the verados and a heck of a lot cheaper and have more grunt, but with regards to the yam or the opti, opti should be a lot lot cheaper, ask around for a 2005 model, the stickers are different! and you could save a lot of money


i expect a yam max would have cost me 3-4 k more

the opti is very economical so far and makes a wonderful noise, i am very chuffed especially as it was the cheapest by far
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i would still go for the opti unless you want to race etc...
What makes you say that?
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Old 20 April 2006, 10:20   #5
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Hello, I am not sure what to do here should I buy a 200hp optimax or a 200hp yamaha vmax the opti is 3032cc 3lt and the yama is 2596cc 2.5lt what do you think would be more fuel efficient. Any apinion on the 2 motors mentioned very appreciated.

Have you looked at Evinrude or Suzuki? They would be my choices all other things being equal.
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Old 22 April 2006, 08:09   #6
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Thanks everyone I have decided to buy the Merc. The price of the 200 opti is $19500.00 AUD and the Yami was 18000.00. Check out the boat its going on, www.allisonboats.com.au [its the Vision 21 boat]
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