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Old 08 January 2004, 19:45   #21
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Old 08 January 2004, 20:24   #22
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Diesels are smelly, not like these new 2-strokes. The price of the opti oil is not as high as everyone makes out, but granted you don't pay for any on a 4-s. I can't really comment on oil consumption as i am only a few hours out of the extra-oil period, i think this will alse give me better fuel economy (more efficient combustion?).

As a thought won't a service on a 4-s cost more?
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Old 08 January 2004, 21:38   #23
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Steve,

If I remeber correctly we discussed the 4/2 stroke battle quite wellin your previuos Avon/Ring thread so there is no point going in to it on this one.

The bottom line is the difference in the cost of fuel will be very small and I think the choice is personal. It's like the difference between the Corrs (beautiful, desirable supremely talented, perfumed) and Lynnyrd Skynnird (hairy arsed, supremely talented , smelly and needed expensive fluids/substances to perform well) both produce excellent quality cd's but only one of em performed Freebird

For me it's a no brainer get the Opti. The Avon will take the power and like any situation in life having a bit in reserve won't hurt.

we did 300 hours plus on our Opti this year most of it flat out and loaded with people. I have just checked the accounts and we spent 170 quid on Opti juice, ( I then bought a 45 Gall drum at the end of the season which I have only started to break into)

That's me I am done

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Old 09 January 2004, 06:31   #24
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Mmmmm the Corrs!

If you still want to split that barrel with someone, I have a brand new 225 opti in the workshop that will need some oil soon ............ fancy doing a deal?
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Old 09 January 2004, 08:23   #25
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Hi

We have the 135 optimax on our rib and it is a great engine. The only thing I would say against it is that if you were using it for long periods of time at low rpm around 4 – 6 knots in our boat the engine is not entirely happy. IMHO I think that a four stroke would better in this sort of role.

They are very frugal on oil consumption and I can’t say that we have found it a significant cost.

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Old 09 January 2004, 13:20   #26
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I always thought the Corrs were a very aptly named Band


A 225 Opti. cookie your are truly blessed. Yup love to split the barrel. I can even deliver it to you as I have to go down those parts of the country soon. I'll PM you I'll even chuck in a Lynnyrd Skynnyrd CD (copy)

Hey there P Morgan how much speed do you get out of you boat
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Old 09 January 2004, 13:23   #27
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The only thing I would say against it is that if you were using it for long periods of time at low rpm around 4 – 6 knots in our boat the engine is not entirely happy.
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Old 09 January 2004, 13:24   #28
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Wave - I'll sort out the oil after the 17th when I get back from skiing - Cheers mate!
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Old 09 January 2004, 14:16   #29
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then again Cookee when you live 5 mins from a perfect slip onto the Thames at Windsor it is handy to be able to spend a sunny day on the River even though you cant get above a fast tickover.
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Old 09 January 2004, 17:12   #30
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That's where I was today. I dropped in at the Leisure Centre & was on the water for an hour testing.. The current was 5 knots towards Windsor!!!!!
Had a great time & everything worked perfectly.

My RIB is looking Better!

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