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Old 03 August 2006, 06:29   #21
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That is exactly what I have just done...I have just sold my boat with a 225 Opti which I loved although I did find at times it lacked a little torque and at times the noise was a little intrusive, I am going for a Verdao on the new boat on the basis that it addresses the two issues I had with the Opti whilst keeping the fantastic Smart Gauges which are a real benefit on the boat...
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Old 03 August 2006, 16:53   #22
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Ollie, are you buying another Scorp?
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Old 03 August 2006, 18:00   #23
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Yes I am. Went round and round the houses since last December and kept coming back to the Scorpion. New boat expected in September so fingers crossed for a mild autumn

8.5 with a 275 Verado and lots of toys not found on Tickled Pink. A slower boat but a capable cruiser I hope.

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Cool.



Apologies, Jon T for the wee diversion from your thread.
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Old 04 August 2006, 09:31   #25
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No problem - keep it going............

Dont worry about the "diversion" boys - its all good stuff!

I don't recon I have a concern over economy (comparable with same size 4 stroke as far as I can tell). I am concerned about noise though. I've moved from a 75hp Mariner 2-stroke partly because of noise levels - I'd like to have a boat I can have a conversation on!.
I have been told that a 135 - 150 opti won't be a lot quieter that this (although its a nicer noise!), which would be a problem. We all know how quiet 4 strokes are.

Any views?????????????
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Old 04 August 2006, 11:30   #26
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Any views?????????????

Yer, i agree with you, you can't have a chat with an opti above 3/4 throttle. But can you on any RIB given the wind factor ?
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Old 04 August 2006, 12:44   #27
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Dont worry about the "diversion" boys - its all good stuff!

I don't recon I have a concern over economy (comparable with same size 4 stroke as far as I can tell). I am concerned about noise though. I've moved from a 75hp Mariner 2-stroke partly because of noise levels - I'd like to have a boat I can have a conversation on!.
I have been told that a 135 - 150 opti won't be a lot quieter that this (although its a nicer noise!), which would be a problem. We all know how quiet 4 strokes are.

Any views?????????????
My 2 stroke Suzuki is no louder at speed than similar sized 4 strokes - at idle in the harbour it does sound pretty meaty though - 4 strokes are whisper quiet at idle. The new Evinrude ETECs are pretty quiet though.
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Old 06 August 2006, 15:55   #28
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E-tec, E-tec, E-tec chanted the South Coast massive!!! (Well one of them anyway!!).

In all seriousness I would listen to both the Opti and the E-tec, you will be stunned how quiet they are, people always assume mine is 4-stroke.
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Old 07 August 2006, 05:40   #29
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Complexity?

Having looked under the cowlings of both Optis and e-tecs there is much less to go wrong on an e-tec.

As well as fuel pump / injectors etc an Opti also has a compressor and air injectors and the associated valves and piping.

Once the e-tecs are 5 years old, have fully proved themselves, and secondhand values have stabilised I think that I would go for a boat with one without hesitation.

Would still go for a boat with an Opti on just as readily.
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RNLI use Evinrude on their Atlantic 75's...........................
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