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Old 13 October 2010, 14:18   #1
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Quiet Opti .....?

Just thought I'd share this with all ....

Took a potential buyer out on 'Nestor' over the weekend whos first comment was ' Its a very quiet engine isn't it' .........

After I had nearly fainted/ hit my chin on the steel work and recovered I suggested he try a decent 4 stroke . But I then went to WOT when he became impressed with the get up & go of a 2 stroke (which he couldn't hear over the wind anyway !

Just made my day to be told a V6 opti was quiet !
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Old 13 October 2010, 14:20   #2
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Peter, thats made my day, it means our new 1/2 V6 125 Opti will be silent then GREAT!
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Old 13 October 2010, 14:33   #3
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Just thought I'd share this with all ....

Took a potential buyer out on 'Nestor' over the weekend whos first comment was ' Its a very quiet engine isn't it' .........

After I had nearly fainted/ hit my chin on the steel work and recovered I suggested he try a decent 4 stroke . But I then went to WOT when he became impressed with the get up & go of a 2 stroke (which he couldn't hear over the wind anyway !

Just made my day to be told a V6 opti was quiet !
I'd get that looked at as a matter of urgency, there's clearly something very wrong there
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Maybe the wind & water affected his hearing aid
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Being fair they aren't bad at low revs, but the growl from half throttle is grrrrreat and then it quitens off again at speed. I love it !

A four stroke is like most Lexus. Silent and dull and slow.

Opti is like v6 golf. Awesome!
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Opti is like v6 golf. Awesome!
If thats the case, then surely the etec would be like that W12 Bentley engined Golf Smoother, quieter, and much more powerful dare I say it
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If thats the case, then surely the etec would be like that W12 Bentley engined Golf Smoother, quieter, and much more powerful dare I say it
As we come into any harbour that has highish walls I can get the revs of both engines synched & the resonance sounds superb, I'd bet a pair of V6s would be even better The last time we launched at Portland, we followed a bloke out of the Marina who had an opti on the back. As well as choking on the smoke, it sounded like a bag of spanners in a cement mixer.
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As well as choking on the smoke, it sounded like a bag of spanners in a cement mixer.
Were you expecting something different?
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If thats the case, then surely the etec would be like that W12 Bentley engined Golf Smoother, quieter, and much more powerful dare I say it
But maybe just not as quick who knows
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I knew you'd bring that up

I'm not trying to make excuses, but I managed a two way average of 52knts dead (proper two way, alone) a while back, just before we had it out of the water, and just after we'd had the hull cleaned, since it had been in for a good two months nearly.

Best I managed one way was 53.08knts, and alone, that was REALLY scary. Above 52 it chine walked like mental, although I think its onset was delayed by the slight chop I was running in, it was rolling from side to side like crazy, each time it took off from the wave it landed slightly side on, so I got a nice healthy dose of g's trying to throw me out the side every few seconds - not a pleasant prospect at that sort of speed. I did have the sense to don the gecko though, I knocked most of my front teeth out last year (not boating) and I don't think that smashing into the screen surround would be very pleasant going on that experience

P.S. there were two dead weights hampering our progress last time

P.P.S. Theres a bloke on the french rib forum from just near us, says hes just aquired a Vipermax called Jigsaw, looks like we'll be seeing more of her in the near future
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