Seeking a little bit of advice.
After much deliberation I have decided that the 150 opti is probably the engine for me. However after reading many good threads on the 150 Opti, I came across one article that compared 150s in Finland (http://www.yamaha-motor.nl/products/...s/article.jsp)
, but was produced in a dutch mag!!
The one worry / querry with the article was when it discussed the noise in dB(A). The table from the article is as follows:
The speed at which 85dB(A) was reached:
Evinrude 150DI - 38Kts
Honda BF150 - 34Kts
Mercury 150 Optimax - 20Kts
Yamaha Z150 - 41Kts
Yamaha F150 - 42 Kts
From these figures the opti is a very noisey engine - do you agree, should this put me off?
Your thoughts appreciated