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Old 16 January 2007, 14:41   #11
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Thanks Nasher, that was pretty much what I wanted to hear
but you still haven't told us what you're up to!
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Old 17 January 2007, 03:06   #12
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Well, if in that case go with the opti, it will put a grin on your face every time you use it!
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Old 17 January 2007, 08:03   #13
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but you still haven't told us what you're up to!
Yes, with talk of this and trailers. Tim must be planning something, although I don't think even he knows what it is .

I think he's been drinking Black Death though his eye again
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Old 17 January 2007, 09:47   #14
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Yes, with talk of this and trailers. Tim must be planning something, although I don't think even he knows what it is .

I think he's been drinking Black Death though his eye again
With all this talk of outboards and trailers, I reckon he's found a dirt cheap hull somewhere he does not want to let on about til he has it in the bag

Can't say as i blame him either!
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Old 17 January 2007, 10:15   #15
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OPTI every time!!!!!
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Old 17 January 2007, 11:48   #16
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Old 17 January 2007, 13:58   #17
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Engine Choice

I have a Suzuki DF140 on my 6.3m RIB and it is good for economical cruising. However, having lived with it for 2 seasons I would now prefer the new DF150 or DF175 for more fun!!!

Having just come ashore from playing in a new Humber 9.5m with two DF200s on the back I was surprised how economical they were, especially at 4500rpm, whilst at the same time providing a huge amount of the 'fun' stuff!

Consequently, I would suggest you look at Suzuki's DF 150/DF175, or if you want more fun their DF200/DF225. They all provide good economy at quite reasonable all-up weights. Finally, you will always want bigger so why not get it right at the beginning !!!
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Old 17 January 2007, 17:09   #18
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Df140

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I am getting a ballistic 6.5 mtr with Johnson 140 on the back. is it enough for general messing about and skiing? The johnson 140 is the same as the Suzuki 140 df.
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Old 17 January 2007, 17:17   #19
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I am getting a ballistic 6.5 mtr with Johnson 140 on the back. is it enough for general messing about and skiing? The johnson 140 is the same as the Suzuki 140 df.
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Of course the 140 is okay. Its just a case of if you want/can afford/need the larger cc's/hp to kick in. The 140 is a good engine but the 150/175 has got to be better. Its bigger and cost more.
Personally I have seen modern/new 90 HP motors on the back of 6 meter boats and they have been okay. If you have got the money splash the cash. If not go for the smaller motor.
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Old 17 January 2007, 17:23   #20
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The 140 is a good engine but the 150/175 has got to be better. Its bigger and cost more.
The 140hp is well proven though, ive not been conviced on the big block yet.

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