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Old 11 December 2013, 17:00   #11
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+1 for the opti too excellent motors. Seen loads used commercially with huge hours.
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Old 11 December 2013, 17:17   #12
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Honestly?
Yeah, you can add the steering to the 4 cylinder at cost price but its not included.
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Old 11 December 2013, 17:23   #13
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Don't discount opti's either. Can be had for a snip. Seen 200s for about 10k new!
Light, powerful, sound really good too.

Thats really cheap! I think i buy them for over 10K! Ribnet price from us for an Opti 200 is 11,1650 Retail price is 13,957. Verado 200 retail price is 15,999.00
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Old 12 December 2013, 14:45   #14
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Thanks for input guys. Merc's seem to be the front runner, however I may be stuck with an Etec, given other cost considerations.

Does anyone know what the difference is between an 200 HCX (238kg) and a 200 DHX (228kg), both are 25" HO engines, but it would be good to know why one has lost 10kg.

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Old 12 December 2013, 15:14   #15
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[QUOTE=Davidgriffiths;587260]The time has come to source an outboard for the new smaller Osprey (6.5m).

I ve been toying with the idea of an Etec 200HO etec, but after previous experiences I am not so sure!

The other V6's Suzuki, Honda etc all look a bit too heavy.

The new yam 4 in line could be worth a look but I am betting its expensive.

Mercury, I am not so keen on the Opti's, but does anyone have much experince with the smaller block Verado. Dave
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Thanks for input guys. Merc's seem to be the front runner, however I may be stuck with an Etec, given other cost considerations.

Does anyone know what the difference is between an 200 HCX (238kg) and a 200 DHX (228kg), both are 25" HO engines, but it would be good to know why one has lost 10kg.

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On a 6.5 Opsrey I would definitely go for the small block normal 200. The 190kg motor is a much better fit, and better balances the boat IMO and from what others have found. The 200HO is really for big heavy boats and american pontoon boats (though they have a separate product line for those now I think!), something that in 6.5m guise the Osprey isn't

The 200 vs 200HO debate is slightly different that the other high end motor HO v non differences due to the significant torque advantage of the big block, but in this case the light weight will bring way more benefit than the torque and extra 20hp.
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forget about the money side of things i would opt for the verado
these engines are so smooth and quiet
you hardly hear them running at tick over
the warranty and parts backup in the uk through barrus is excellent not that youl need the warranty !!
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Old 15 December 2013, 06:09   #18
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Just fitted a Verado 200 to my Osprey 6.5 Vipermax and I love it Still running her in so no news on the top end yet but I'm very happy

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