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Old 23 September 2002, 22:47   #1
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suzuki 140 4 stroke

does anyone own one ? read a few articles and they look quite promising. nearly a 100 lbs lighter then the honda 130.
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Old 24 September 2002, 02:57   #2
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Hugo of RIB International fame, used one on Redbay 6.5, going around Ireland this Summer . He sayed it was a good motor , but I broke down due to dirty fuel. they are very quite.

Redbay Boats in Northen Ireland Have fitted them to a few boats you could contact them from there web site www.redbayboats.com and they are very help full.
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Old 24 September 2002, 17:30   #3
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be careful of the older ones - spent an hour trying to start a mates one today!
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Old 24 September 2002, 18:10   #4
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I've been using the 115hp 4 stroke this summer (same block) and have found it very reliable, quiet (-er than an Evinrude!) and economical. I seem to remember being told that the 140 is lighter as they took the weight out of the PTT mechanism - others on this forum would probably know the deatil better than me, though.

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Old 25 September 2002, 13:12   #5
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I saw a twin Suzuki 140 4s setup on I think it was a Zodiac rib at the boat show - the chap had both engines running, and you couldn't hear either.... just the trickle of water idling out the back.

Yes, the 140 is lighter than the 115 and 90 - the extra longshaft 140 engine is 191kg, and the extra longshaft 90 and 115 engines are 194kg according to the brochure I picked up from the stand at the boat show.

I haven't as yet heard anything particularly bad about them, which is why I'm hoping to have a 140 installed on a new Humber 6m rib which I am hoping to purchase in the next month or so

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Old 25 September 2002, 21:30   #6
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thanks everyone, Nigel please let me know how that combination works out as i am also looking at putting a 140 on a 6 m rib. anxious to see what kind of performance one can expect. i am hopeing for a 35 knot cruise at a resonable rpm. chris
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