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Old 16 November 2006, 03:52   #1
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Suzuki DF175

Dear Knowledge base,

I've just sold my Hona 225 due tp too much weight and to short shaft. I'm looking to buy av Zuki 175 instead. Any hand-on experiences amog you all? Look-out or worries? Better buys?

The boat is an Osprey Viper 6,25

Yours in ribbing,
Matt
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Old 16 November 2006, 10:27   #2
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I have just ordered a new Ribcraft 6.5m with a 4-stroke Suzuki 175. I did a reasonable amount of reasearch on it, and it was all positive.

I reacently tried the 150, which was a fantastic engine, where the 175 is the same but has Variable Valve Timing to give it the extra umf! Benefit of the same engine is that its the same weight!

The guy who used to service my Yamaha reckons the Suzuki's are now as good as the Yamaha. (but cheaper)

Hope of some use!
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Old 16 November 2006, 13:15   #3
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i had a go on a rib,(6.5) with a 175 and it flew, but it sounded luuuvly,, very smooth and powerful,
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Old 17 November 2006, 10:43   #4
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Dear Knowledge base,

I've just sold my Hona 225 due tp too much weight and to short shaft. I'm looking to buy av Zuki 175 instead. Any hand-on experiences amog you all? Look-out or worries? Better buys?

The boat is an Osprey Viper 6,25

Yours in ribbing,
Matt
I have had my 175 for 9 months on a solent 6.5
bloody lovely
quite
plenty of get up and go

Iam getting 1.2 miles/ltr ave

top speed to date 51knts with 3/4 fuel and 4 up

get one you know it makes sense

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Old 17 November 2006, 11:10   #5
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Iam getting 1.2 miles/ltr ave

top speed to date 51knts with 3/4 fuel and 4 up

steve

Thats excellent MPG.
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Old 17 November 2006, 11:32   #6
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Thats excellent MPG.
Thats an ave

not wot

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Old 17 November 2006, 12:01   #7
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Thats an ave

not wot

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I understand that. Its better than I got last week on my Ribcraft 585 and 140 Suzuki. Although I did a little towing for a couple of miles most of my trip was at about 4200 revs with only a couple of miles at WOT.
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Old 17 November 2006, 12:14   #8
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My "old fashioned" Suzuki DT225 2 stroke will do 4mpg crusing on a heavy 9 m boat - not bad but compared to a car.......
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