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Old 11 December 2013, 14:28   #1
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New 200HP Outboard - Advice Needed

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.

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The Verados are a very tidy engine and mine ran with no problems whatsoever.

I had the 135hp version and you can find LOTS of information on them here; Your Source for Verado and 4S Information - Index

Don't expect any 200hp to be a frugal engine and the differences in economy are pretty minimal.

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Verados 200 is an awesome engine not sure what it's like price wise compared to Suzuki or Yamaha though. But don't forget if your looking at the Verados it does come with pretty much everything you need including the battery. The digital shift is really good to use too.
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But don't forget if your looking at the Verados it does come with pretty much everything you need including the battery
Even the hydraulic steering and steering wheel!!!

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Only the 6 cylinder comes with the steering now.
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Only the 6 cylinder comes with the steering now.
Honestly?
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Adam younger has just fitted one to his new rib. Maybe worth asking him how he got on?
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Mercury, I am not so keen on the Opti's, but does anyone have much experince with the smaller block Verado. Cheers David
Don't discount opti's either. Can be had for a snip. Seen 200s for about 10k new!
Light, powerful, sound really good too.
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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.
Second for the opti. All of the above !!
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