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Old 11 August 2014, 17:40   #11
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Not a 175 on a boat rated to 150

But.... Opti 150.

Same block and weight. Hence the 175 would be nice, ;-)
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Old 11 August 2014, 17:45   #12
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175 opti doesn't exist any more as far as I can tell :-(

Would be one of my top choices if I were to re-engine my boat.

150 Verado video looks impressive.
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It jumps out of the water

Being trimmed out doesn't help
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I'd look long and hard at the new Merc 150 4 stroke.

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Yeah that does make it jump but powerful engine as should take longer to pop up on the plane being trimmed up but it's almost straight away


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175 opti doesn't exist any more as far as I can tell :-(

Would be one of my top choices if I were to re-engine my boat.

150 Verado video looks impressive.

Shame really but I believe the difference in price from 150-175 was disproportionate, you almost had to spend the same as the bigger 3.0 block 200. So v few were sold evidently. We have one though, whoop! Happened to be on the ex demo we bought.
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I,d look at all 2or 4 st in the max hp then start knocking them down by lack of local dealer support, cost of ownership etc
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I,d look at all 2or 4 st in the max hp then start knocking them down by lack of local dealer support, cost of ownership etc
I agree, very sensible & the proper way to go. But where's the fun in that
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I,d look at all 2or 4 st in the max hp then start knocking them down by lack of local dealer support, cost of ownership etc

Have you seen where he lives?

I'd guess there's no dealer within a days drive. ;-)
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Have you seen where he lives?

I'd guess there's no dealer within a days drive. ;-)
Billy has more marinas/boat yards/boat services on his doorstep than us in the centre of the country could ever hope for.
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