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Old 02 December 2004, 09:41   #1
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Verrado versus E-tec

Hello,

I just bought a RIB and still have some time to make up my mind about the engine

First I was thinking of getting the Verado 250. My local dealer told me it's a very good engine but it burns a lot of fuel at WOT namely 110l/h. It is also a heavy engine for a 7.5m rib. The rib would be a less stable by bad weather.

So he advised me to get an E-Tec. I was wondering if someone had information about the last one. Is it true that it is performing as well as the Verado 250? And what about the fuel? What would you guys recommend? Verado or E-Tec?
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Old 02 December 2004, 11:05   #2
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See here
http://ribsters.proboards22.com/inde...num=1101906838

They have changed from the honda to the etec and had it out yesterday for a good spin.

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Old 02 December 2004, 11:41   #3
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According to Brambles it sure looks nice. 21gph for the E-Tec at WOT while the Verado takes almost 32gph at WOT. I'm just wondering about the performance. I have read some reports that the Verado could be compared to a Yamaha VMax 250 in terms of acceleration and speed.
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Old 02 December 2004, 14:15   #4
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Hi guys,

Here are some piccies of the 250 Etec clipped on & plumed in. The package is very impressive, quiet, fast & fuel consumption comparable with a BF225 Honda.


Regards.

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Old 02 December 2004, 14:50   #5
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Looks great - simpler than a 4 stroke - smaller and lighter - more torque, smoother and just as good fuel consumption - what more could you want????

Keep us posted on fuel figures - reliability etc etc - may be tempted myself next year!!!
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A gentle maiden voyage back to the yard. Cowes to Poole boat park in 45mins
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we had some problems with prop selection yesterday. we had a 26" raker which was causing cavitation problems. Scorpion are arranging for a selection of props for us to test in 10 days. Will post more reliable fuel figures then.
I think it is fair to say that e-tec matched honda 225 on fuel right up to point boat speed was over that obtained by honda. at 38Knts we were burning 15gph which was identical to honda. honda maxed out at 44Knts and 18-19gph. e-tec at 44knts 18gph e-tec at 48knts 21 gph.
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Thanks for the info. It's good to hear Scorpion are sorting you out prop-wise. Hope you have a lot more luck with this engine and look forward to cruising with you again in the new year!
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Cowes to Poole boat park in 45mins
That's good going. She's well run in now...I know I know you don't have to run it in. (I met Mr. Scorp. He's a nice guy.)

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