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Old 21 January 2007, 17:58   #1
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Suzuki,Verado,ETEC,OPTI 150 HP

I am wondering if anyone has knowledge on other forums on any of the following engines compared with each other. (I know about the 250s in Rib Intl, I just want the 150)
Suzuki 150 4 Stroke
Verado Merc/Mar 150 4 Stroke
Mercury OPTImax 150 2 Stroke
ETEC 150 Stroke.

Not everyone is interested in the big guys 225 etc.
I am most especially interested in the ETEC vs the OPTI to evaluate recent improvements in 2 Stroke Technology.
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Old 21 January 2007, 18:03   #2
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You'll probably find the Optimax to be cheapest and the Suzuki most expensive (as you didn't list the Yam). Verado 150 was quite competitively priced a couple of months ago (about 10% more than the Opti, at the time) - I think people are reluctant to go for these as they have a reputation for being thirsty.
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You'll probably find the Optimax to be cheapest and the Suzuki most expensive (as you didn't list the Yam). Verado 150 was quite competitively priced a couple of months ago (about 10% more than the Opti, at the time) - I think people are reluctant to go for these as they have a reputation for being thirsty.
Its true they are thirsty but only in the very upper rpm's. Otherwise they are the most amazing piece of engineering. No question for me, the Verado everytime, and thats after running an Opti for 200 hours
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Why exclude the Honda 150 and the Yam?
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Its true they are thirsty but only in the very upper rpm's. Otherwise they are the most amazing piece of engineering. No question for me, the Verado everytime, and thats after running an Opti for 200 hours
I agree, my Verado's are running at a l/mile per engine when cruising at 36 knots when flat out then the economy goes way out the window but that is to be expected. If ever I was ordering a new rib again I would choose Verado, very impressed with mine.
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I agree, why exclude the Honda 150?

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I agree, my Verado's are running at a l/mile per engine when cruising at 36 knots when flat out then the economy goes way out the window but that is to be expected. If ever I was ordering a new rib again I would choose Verado, very impressed with mine.
Blimey my 115hp Johnson probably uses more than that at 36kt!!
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Aren't they heavy?
Why is everyone so obsessed with the weight of their outboard for. Yes if one was 100kg heavier that the other but we're only talking a max of 20kg's between engines.

You don't tell your crew that because they weigh more than a certain amount they can't come, do you?
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You don't tell your crew that because they weigh more than a certain amount they can't come, do you?
No, but I make sure they sit in the right place though.
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