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Old 19 May 2008, 12:58   #11
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Nah get a 200hp - they are all the same weight!!!

I would love an ETEC - I just wish they would bring out a nice light 400hp V8.........
A 300 Etec would still be quite a step-up from the Suzy Choo Choo. Too many ponies and the old 'Pro Spurt' might start to fall to bits.
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Old 19 May 2008, 13:52   #12
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Old 19 May 2008, 14:43   #13
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A 300 Etec would still be quite a step-up from the Suzy Choo Choo. Too many ponies and the old 'Pro Spurt' might start to fall to bits.
Nah not enough - if she will handle 2x 250 then a 300 won't tax her much!!!

It's a choice between the Mercury 300xs or the Verado 350 - or maybe the Etec as you say.
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Nah not enough - if she will handle 2x 250 then a 300 won't tax her much!!!

It's a choice between the Mercury 300xs or the Verado 350 - or maybe the Etec as you say.
How many hours on your Suzy and how much
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We have a few companies that used to use them out here. They went thru 8 power heads in one year(200HP). Another company went thru 2 power heads in one year(200hp as well). The warranty stood up but both companies took their new etecs and sold them and bought Suzuki df 250's. Bear in mind the engines see about 1000 hours of use in a year. I run df140's right now and I would love to go to the etecs for power and weight issues, but I am not so sure how they are in a commercial environment. The warrenty for pleasure use seems unbeatable. A pair of 175 would be ideal for me. The df140s have been pretty good to me except they are very prone to overheating. I cracked a head last year with just over 1000 hours. Good luck with your choice, I went back and forth between optis, etecs and suzuki and finally settle on the df 140's. I have run yamahas for a long time but ended up with a lot of repair bills not to mention the weight.
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That's not good, but as you point out, that's a huge number of hours....
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How many hours on your Suzy and how much
Very few hours but don't really want to sell it cos it's lovely - just my boat needs lots more grunt. Anyway Nasher has 1st choice but you never know...............
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running etecs on 4 Aircraft ribs, 2 have 175 and 2 have 225Ho, no problems at all mine is now 2 years old and as good as new
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Old 19 May 2008, 18:00   #20
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Thanks GED.. and Chris, I have replied!
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