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Old 28 April 2007, 19:49   #21
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But then I doubt the average Aux carried would be any use anyway.
Yes they are-they provide blokes in highly polished yellow ribs entertainment as they electrocute the user in Southampton Water </hijack >
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Old 28 April 2007, 20:36   #22
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Yes they are-they provide blokes in highly polished yellow ribs entertainment as they electrocute the user in Southampton Water </hijack >
Yes that was bloody funny.

Wasn't too sure if it was your christmas lights and tinsel that were sparkling or you !!!
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Old 29 April 2007, 03:01   #23
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And your reasons for changing ?

Not changing still have Solentis with the 150 opti just got a new boat for the school and went for the etec as lighter also was very impressed with the e tec . May upgrade Solentis engine to a 175 Opti at the end of the season.
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Hi

Ran my Opti for the first time yesterday, i love that sound
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Old 30 April 2007, 03:03   #25
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very pleased with the opti, great sound, power and economy and no smoke, given the choice i would go for exactly the same engine

however i love the feature of winterise on the etec, if the opti had that i would be totally made up
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Old 30 April 2007, 06:35   #26
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just a thought

today its a current model engine .when you sell it will it be out of date non current model ??

the person that buys it off you might want a current model ?


ask yourself this factor in your desision opti must now be coming up to its 10th year ???
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Old 30 April 2007, 07:50   #27
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Obsolescence is an issue whatever engine you buy. Who is to say that the e-tec will not be phased out in the near future? (and no, I do not know anything!!!). E-tec/Opti, each has its positive features and each has its less desirable aspects. I would choose either over a 4 stroke, but each to his own
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Old 30 April 2007, 07:57   #28
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e tecs will be here another 8 years min . i m in the know ! on that

just so you know opti is already a harder engine to sell on a s/h boat it can only get harder as years go on

think if two identical boats are bought today one with a opti and one witha 4/s or a etec on the back in three years time do you buy the newer type engine or the older one , now everyone does reserch so in a few years time the gap will be harder to make up and can come to only one thing price .
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Old 30 April 2007, 08:57   #29
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Riva is right if you were going to buy a new TV now you wouldn’t buy a black and white one would you why but your money into old technology ?
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today its a current model engine .when you sell it will it be out of date non current model ??

the person that buys it off you might want a current model ?


ask yourself this factor in your desision opti must now be coming up to its 10th year ???
Yes, perhaps a Verado is the way to go now.
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