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Old 22 January 2007, 18:47   #21
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Can someone shut this tool up please?
Its ok, I will go quitely now. But before I go, I just wish to say your name sounds like a young ladies Nightie......
A tool is useful, it gets rid of undesirable nuts.
Oh and with regard to shutting this tool up, many have tried and all failed.

Get over it!
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Old 23 January 2007, 10:19   #22
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Engines

The best performer for my money is the Honda 150 4-stroke. It is economical, reliable and very quiet.
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Old 23 January 2007, 16:03   #23
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The best 150HP engine!

Defiantly the Honda as the 'all rounder'

Just have a look at this.

http://www.yamaha-motor.at/products/...ws/article.jsp
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That article says nothing about Suzukis though. Shame really as its always nice to see comparisons on engines and boats that you actually can relate to.
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Old 23 January 2007, 17:22   #25
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Defiantly the Honda as the 'all rounder'

Just have a look at this.

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great article, gets us 1/5 there need more guys, we need revs versus consumption and speed.

Anyone can prove which is the best 150 hp machine (100, 200, and perhaps our version of 150 there after) let us have it,!!!!
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Ive used each of these engines for 4 years one after the other, a Mariner 135 2 stroke, then Optimax 150, and now a Verado 275 in that order. Out of the 3, the Optimax, was the best all rounder, powerful, fuel efficient and cheap to run & reliable. I'm no merc dealer, but optimax was the dogs
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Ive used each of these engines for 4 years one after the other, a Mariner 135 2 stroke, then Optimax 150, and now a Verado 275 in that order. Out of the 3, the Optimax, was the best all rounder, powerful, fuel efficient and cheap to run & reliable. I'm no merc dealer, but optimax was the dogs
This is the sort of information that people want though. If the originator is serious he should contact you for more info etc.
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Ive used each of these engines for 4 years one after the other, a Mariner 135 2 stroke, then Optimax 150, and now a Verado 275 in that order. Out of the 3, the Optimax, was the best all rounder, powerful, fuel efficient and cheap to run & reliable. I'm no merc dealer, but optimax was the dogs
Having also gone from the Suzi to a 225 Opti and then the Verado I would agree that the Opti performed best and was also the most economical, however I would say IMHO that the Verado gives me a greater sense of security. It feels heavier and better engineered. Long distance cruising always had my mind playing tricks with me with the noises coming from the Opti, dont get that niggle in my head from the Verado. I know that its more expensive to buy, run and maintain but to me its like an E Class Merc, not the most exciting, quickest or economical and will kill itself on resale but real quality and a feel good factor thats hard to describe without using it.
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I know what your saying about the Verado quality, and the optimax noises, but to be truthful, I've had odd noises from all of them. True the optimax was the weirdest, it depended on revs/load etc, but it was a faultless performer, when considering it shared the same block as the 135 2 stroke which spluttered a lot, wouldnt start when hot sometimes and died when pulling skiers etc. The injection technology puts it up there with the best. I should say I've only had the Verado for 2 years, but straight away, having spent more to buy it, it showed just how good the opti was, as the verado didnt offer anything substantially better. Fly by wire on Verado is good though, but no safety detent in throttle/shift is bad. Instant power from Verado is good too but take it to the limit and watch that fuel guage fall. TBH, I was very close to a dual opti 150 installation, and it was the weight that put me off. Whilst I like the verado, I hoped the the latest 4 stroke technology would have been a leap forward again and it is, but not as big as the leap from 2 stroke to 2 stroke opti IMHO
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I hoped the the latest 4 stroke technology would have been a leap forward again and it is, but not as big as the leap from 2 stroke to 2 stroke opti IMHO [/QUOTE]


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