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Old 29 June 2010, 18:33   #11
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Had 90 opti for 4 years. 3 cylinder, v economical, never broke, awesome pick up/throttle response, would buy again. Bought 2.5L v6 175 opti after, not so reliable, not so quiet(nice growl), warranty excellent, awesome performance. Don't buy a 4 stroke as not much lpm difference and no comparison in pick up.

Can't comment on tohatsu, never seen one
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Old 29 June 2010, 18:46   #12
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Had 90 opti for 4 years. 3 cylinder, v economical, never broke, awesome pick up/throttle response, would buy again. Bought 2.5L v6 175 opti after, not so reliable, not so quiet(nice growl), warranty excellent, awesome performance. Don't buy a 4 stroke as not much lpm difference and no comparison in pick up.

Can't comment on Tohatsu, never seen one
The in-lines are great motors.

I have a 75 on a Valiant rib myself and its never skipped a beat in 2 years. We run the boat as an RYA training boat so had to fit something economical and something we had confidence in.

The V's are just pure monsters, love working on them.
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Old 29 June 2010, 20:00   #13
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My mate had a 3-cyl Opti 75 on a Pilothouse fishing boat and that was very economical and quiet, compared to the V6 Optis.
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Old 17 August 2010, 10:05   #14
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have seen the Tohatsu for as low as 5249
and an Optimax for 5439...
I would love to put an Etec on it ... just dont have that sort of money
Where have you seen them for those prices? Are they ex VAT or inc VAT?

I assume you have to keep up a service schedule for the warranty to stay valid so does anyone know how much this is each year for each engine? Would be interesting to compare this with the more expensive etec that doesn't require servicing for 3 years.
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