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Old 12 August 2014, 08:17   #31
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Most of the seafari type ribs up here certainly used to run Etecs, noticed one in Corrywrecken recently that has had Yams fitted so maybe the tide is changing.

I liked the Etecs, they were slimmer and lighter at the time I re-powered, the instant power was fantastic. They did seem very sensitive to water in the fuel, however I have no idea if a modern four strokes injectors would have fared any better.
Fair enough, And I'm not knocking people's choices,just re balancing the Two stoke chorus, who always seem very sensitive,if not prickly on the Subject!
Although The big Sea Safari RIB operation.. run out of Easdale would seem to have taken the other choice
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Old 12 August 2014, 08:24   #32
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175 opti. Only cos I know/like them and it's not let us down.
really I thought you had a whole heap of issues with it when you got it, or is my memory failing?

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Jambo will like that - he should be able to get all the way home then rather than stopping short ;-) even if DD has been playing!

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I'd guess there's no dealer within a days drive. ;-)
He's got at least one within a days walking distance - and probably most within an hour's tow!

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The commercial RIB operators Market is always a good indicator...and I wonder what the ratio is between those which run 2stk and 4strks these days?
On that basis he needs to fit a diesel inboard - as thats what the local commercial RIB guys use - but then none of them are 5.85m boats
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Old 12 August 2014, 08:25   #33
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Fair enough, And I'm not knocking people's choices,just re balancing the Two stoke chorus, who always seem very sensitive,if not prickly on the Subject!
Although The big Sea Safari RIB operation.. run out of Easdale would seem to have taken the other choice
Aye, it was one of theirs that had the Yams fitted, would be interesting to know why they have changed over. I think these guys do give a good indication of whats reliable. fast and efficient, they run the engines for long hours and do a good combination of slow and fast running.
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Got to be down to cost, surely?
If it were me, I'd be getting prices on Yam F150, Suzuki DF150, Merc/Mariner F150 and Merc/Mariner Opti 150, then buy the Opti 'cos it's best value for money and put up with the noise at idle.
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Old 12 August 2014, 08:30   #35
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Jambo will like that - he should be able to get all the way home then rather than stopping short ;-) even if DD has been

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[QUOTE=Poly;639048]really I thought you had a whole heap of issues with it when you got it, or is my memory failing?



Memory failing. Hard to identify, intermittent fault, but it was just one chafed wire entering the cowling...??????
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I run 2 X 2st and 1 x 4st all Yams, I love the quiet 115hp on the 6m and it is very frugal to run
I also love the growl of the 50hp 2st on the Sr4, but it does about the same fuel consumption as the 115!!
As for the 15hp 2 st on my Bombard, it is lovely and quiet and great weight at only 36kg, no way would I want a 4st on a Sib.
I put a 150 Opti on my 5.75 osprey viper way back and it was just awesome and the noise was great, but for general boating and water sports the Yam 115hp 4 st is my favorite all rounder
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really I thought you had a whole heap of issues with it when you got it, or is my memory failing?

Jambo will like that - he should be able to get all the way home then rather than stopping short ;-) even if DD has been playing!

He's got at least one within a days walking distance - and probably most within an hour's tow!

On that basis he needs to fit a diesel inboard - as thats what the local commercial RIB guys use - but then none of them are 5.85m boats
Poly you surprise me!...(for once!)....
For someone so pedantic over the finer points of posting on the Forum...Please refer to the O.P.
I think apparent to all..that Jambo is asking for opinions, preferences and EXPERIENCE about OUTBOARDS
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Poly you surprise me!...(for once!)....

For someone so pedantic over the finer points of posting on the Forum...Please refer to the O.P.

I think apparent to all..that Jambo is asking for opinions, preferences and EXPERIENCE about OUTBOARDS

Hear hear that man!!


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So far for me .. the new Etec is proving very efective, its got good pick up and fuel economy is very good compared to my previous lumps, I'd say a Verado is a hard engine to beat though, particularly in fly by wire guise. Ive had a 150 Opti as well for a few years, and I did like it. Bar one, all my engines were bought new, and the 150 opti was the only one that failed in warranty (so far) where it had some injectors that had to be changed, not so much of a hassle except the trip home in guardian mode
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