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Old 13 August 2014, 06:10   #51
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I'll be sure to let you know if that's the case!...But for now I don't see how a few semantics really matter either way.....,and I'm sure the small number of people actually interested get the gist!
Hopefully Jambo will make a decision that suits him...like everyone else
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Old 13 August 2014, 09:18   #52
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.....buy the Opti 'cos it's best value for money and put up with the noise at idle.
What da man says. I've had one, they're 'awesome' value for money. :-)
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Old 13 August 2014, 09:35   #53
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What da man says. I've had one, they're 'awesome' value for money. :-)
Optimaxes are certainly the best value for money at the minute. A new ETEC 250HO will set you back the best part of 25k (rrp).

Also, I apologise for misleading in my last post, it was actually 6900, but included all smartcraft gauges, harnesses and the correct SS propellor.
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Optimaxes are certainly the best value for money at the minute. A new ETEC 250HO will set you back the best part of 25k (rrp).

Also, I apologise for misleading in my last post, it was actually 6900, but included all smartcraft gauges, harnesses and the correct SS propellor.
I seem to remember the happymax was quick too
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Old 13 August 2014, 13:39   #55
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Did CJL have one of the new mercury 4 stroke 150s on a ribtec 585?
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Merc 135 Verado on a Ribtec 585
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If cash is tight and you do less than 500hrs a year get the Optimax. You won't notice the fuel difference, they sound lovely, are easy to fix and are a good all round cost effective engine.

The Verado is juicy and the fourstroke is expensive to buy in my opinion.

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The Verado is juicy
That I would agree with, although mine was the biggest engine Ive ever had at 275 ... the difference in consumption between 4500, and 5500 was eyewatering ... Most out boards would do the same but I found the consumption gap more brutal with the Verado. That said .. It was the only outboard that could push me back into my seat when you opened the throttle, and I dont mean a hole shot ... I mean when going from 3500 to 5.. say
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It does this:-

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Love my Opti.

It does this:-

But Who did you lend the Boat to Nos...??
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Love my opti too. Looking forward to trying out my verado though...
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