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Old 25 September 2005, 16:41   #1
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I was at SIBS today and saw a suzuki BF250 and several BF50s running on the show patrol ribcrafts. was amazed at how quiet they were. what i want to knwo is if i buy a bf15 it will be that quiet? its a 2 cylider model if that helps at all.
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Old 25 September 2005, 17:42   #2
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Codprawn's now the resident expert in Suzuki 15s!!!!
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Old 25 September 2005, 18:44   #3
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Codprawn's now the resident expert in Suzuki 15s!!!!
Too right!!! Trouble is I have nothing to compare it with - YET!!!

It is pretty quiet but a little bit lumpy at low speeds - assume a 2 stroke would be smoother?

You have 2 lay it on one side only or better keep it upright - not really a problem.

Starts first pull when you remember to pull out the choke knob - push it in as soon as it's running though.

I am totally amazed by how little fuel it uses - so far it works out at about 1.5 litres per hour - even when running pretty quickly - has not had much use flat out as you need pretty flat waters for that - it is quite a small boat after all.

It is a bit awkward to lift - could do with a proper carrying handle - easy enough with 2 lifting it out of the boot and onto the transom - then just push the boat on it's wheels!!!
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Old 25 September 2005, 19:16   #4
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Too right!!! Trouble is I have nothing to compare it with - YET!!!

It is pretty quiet but a little bit lumpy at low speeds - assume a 2 stroke would be smoother?

You have 2 lay it on one side only or better keep it upright - not really a problem.

Starts first pull when you remember to pull out the choke knob - push it in as soon as it's running though.

I am totally amazed by how little fuel it uses - so far it works out at about 1.5 litres per hour - even when running pretty quickly - has not had much use flat out as you need pretty flat waters for that - it is quite a small boat after all.

It is a bit awkward to lift - could do with a proper carrying handle - easy enough with 2 lifting it out of the boot and onto the transom - then just push the boat on it's wheels!!!
is this the rib a couple of threads mentioned you were waiting to get?
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Not quite!!! Waiting for an 8.5m with a 225efi suzuki on a transom jack
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I went out in a ribcraft fitted with suzuki DF90 at SBS and yes it was quiet at tickover and pootling around, but I was surprised how noisey it was when up on the plane, not any quieter than my current yam 60hp 2 stroke!
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