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Old 11 August 2014, 12:58   #1
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Optimax re Fourstroke

If you had the option to re-engine a 5.85 RC (surprise ) what would you buy and why?


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Old 11 August 2014, 13:13   #2
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175 opti. Only cos I know/like them and it's not let us down. Thousands of units produced and proven tech these days.

Depends as always on your useage.

If not that it'd be a suz 4s as they seem very reliable/economical and quiet, max hp allowed.
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Predictably a 150 Etec 'cos it's a 2 stroke & that's what an outboard should be
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No No No PD two strokes are a thing of the past, even Yamaha the world leader stopped making em!!
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Not a 175 on a boat rated to 150

But.... Opti 150.
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No No No PD two strokes are a thing of the past, even Yamaha the world leader stopped making em!!
No they didnt, they still sell 1000's World wide, its just us and our backward cousins that stopped importing them.
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Im only teasing!!
Davis G kindly let me have a blast in his 585 with opti 150 and went like the proverbial.. as a brill all rounder,the Suz 140
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There is a you tube clip somewhere with a 585 and 150 verado. It jumps out of the water. Not sure if you can still get the 150 though


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Found it http://youtu.be/f8EgJVy4xu0



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Not a 175 on a boat rated to 150

But.... Opti 150.
My 585 had a 175 FICHT on the back
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