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Old 08 January 2004, 13:59   #11
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Just have a look at the second hand market.

Boats with 4-stroke engines are holding there value so much better than those with 2-strokes.

Fuel economy will be better with the 4 stroke because its a 4 cylinder, the 135 opti is a 6.

True it will be working harder but that wont matter in the slightest if it is for recreational use. If it were to be used all day every day i would say get the larger block.

115 opti, if there is no power advantage then get the fourstroke.
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Old 08 January 2004, 15:08   #12
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The opti 115 has more grunt and pull than the F115, i had one on holiday back in October. A Mariner 115 Opti on a 6.20 Valiant and the boat flew.



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Old 08 January 2004, 17:45   #13
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why have you got a four stroke on your boat then?
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Because i've had a Yam 150 hpdi before and wanted to try new F150. Having a Ribeye that are paired with Yamaha it was the only choice, any more smart comments?
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Old 08 January 2004, 18:14   #15
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sorry,didnt mean to make it sound smart. Are you happy with the 4/s or would you go back to a HPDI/Opti?
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Old 08 January 2004, 18:42   #16
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Hang on a minute re the secondhand market.

Are you talking about actual selling prices or what matey booat owner would like to get for the boat.

If what you are saying is that a boat with a 4 stroke is more expensive secondhand than a boat with a two stroke. Then no surprises really as the engine would have cost at least 20% more so the secondhand price would be higher. What a boat sells for is usually considerably less than the asking price.

To give you an example, take a 2000 6.5 Scorpion with an Optimax 135 or with a Honda 130 4 stroke which would you pay more for secondhand and what would you pay less for new

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I supose your right.
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Old 08 January 2004, 18:54   #18
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hey dont jump to conclusions. Im not be finished yet.
Though i am bored of the whole 4 vs 2 stroke thing when diesel is obviously the best of all.
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