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Old 20 August 2004, 04:12   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
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Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
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Optimax 150's

A friend asked me yesterday what I thought of Optimax engines and the 150 in particular. I told him exactly what I tought but then I am biased towards them so I was wondering if the forum had any views on them as engines.

The questions were to do with reliability and longevity. I don't want to open up the two stroke v 4 stroke debate I just want to know if people reckon optis or not and why.

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Old 20 August 2004, 05:21   #2
Country: Ireland
Town: Carigaline/Baltimore
Boat name: XS-600
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc Optimax 150 XL
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Great engine the 150, very happy with mine, but that means I'm biased doesn't it, anybody else??

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Old 21 August 2004, 09:48   #3
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Town: Bucks
Boat name: Blue & Ding Dong
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I would love to stick one on the back of my boat but till the old Johnson kicks the bucket it is hard to justify the cost!
So far it is the favored for me!
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Old 21 August 2004, 16:42   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
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Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
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Not had any major problems with any that we look after. They had a shakey start with dodgey fuel injectors but that has all been sorted and they seem very reliable.

I wish I had one
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