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Old 14 September 2012, 14:11   #1
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Those 'special' optis...

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Interesting reading...I wonder how I'd get one

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Old 14 September 2012, 14:29   #2
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Makes you wonder why more aren't made to run on kerosene given the availability and cost?
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Old 14 September 2012, 14:32   #3
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Yep - and the fact the cowls just look 'cool'....be good on Martinis boat for sure. I wonder if our local 'users' in Poole run them ....sure looks like optis under the cowls...
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Want one. Make that two actually

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I have spent many many hours testing these!. They smell like sh*t!!. Well the exhaust does!. I was demoing a pair at seawork a few years ago. They work well but are down on power for the size of engine. They do look cool though!! I got given a Arctic 24 and a pair of those engines and got told make them as fast as the current petrol boats, spent weeks burning fuel and trying all types of engine heights, propellers, jack plates etc etc, couldn't quite get them quick enough!! Great fun trying!
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''95% Same componants'' makes you wonder!!...Bet the ''Brussels Mafia''would have alot to say about emmissions though!
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I have spent many many hours testing these!. They smell like sh*t!!. Well the exhaust does!. I was demoing a pair at seawork a few years ago. They work well but are down on power for the size of engine. They do look cool though!! I got given a Arctic 24 and a pair of those engines and got told make them as fast as the current petrol boats, spent weeks burning fuel and trying all types of engine heights, propellers, jack plates etc etc, couldn't quite get them quick enough!! Great fun trying!
So what’s in the black sacks then???
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So what’s in the black sacks then???
Simulated passenger load?
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Simulated passenger load?
Boring we want drugs or some sort of contraband!
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