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Old 02 November 2003, 14:39   #11
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Re: Optimax

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Thanks for the info.
What sort of consumption do these engines give .( I won't use the word economy).

Thanks very much for asking that question, I've just come back from having a real good time out in the Solent, it was quite bumpy and dark out there and very invigorating. to be honest I dn't have the bottle/stupidity to get up to 6000 revs but I'll do that in the daylight next week.

at 4000 revs fuel burn was 28.3 LPH ( about 35mph)
at 5000 revs fuel burn was 45.5 lph (about 50 mph)

I#ll get it up to 50 knots in the daylight and come back to you, Jackeen dya fancy coming out on the test run!

As I was out in the rougher stuff, with the wind howling, the waves crashing and the sharks a circling, I was very pleased that I could gauge the engine revs from the varying pitch of the beutiful sound eminating from my outboard. You can't do this witha n engine youcan't hear. When it's choppy you don't want to be looking at your instruments to see what your engines up to
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Richard B keep out of this!
Which bit, Stu? Surely not this bit...
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The suzuki 140 would be my ideal choice...
Doesn't that put us back to square one on the Opti v 2-stroke thread

Good point about listening to the engine tho' - as this is a bit topical:
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Hi Richard the bit about selling opti juice, that's all
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Jackeen dya fancy coming out on the test run!
You bet I do Name the time and place and I'll bring the bottle of wiskey to kill the pain

So we where In yarmouth today and I taught I seen you basting past at a snail pace. Guns blasting and yahhooning

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I can do 20 litres for 80 kwid as I bought a 45 gallon drum and it cost me 799 poonds
Stu i don't want to piss on your fire mate but i only paid 19 for a 5li can, of which i put two into my tank 'tother day old boy.

Now which one of us has got our knickers in a twist?
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hi Daniel

I think you'd be the one with the twisted underwear, probably that's not all it is after yesterday

They don't do 5 litre cans, I think you will find they are 4 litres (1 US gallon as opposed to an imperial gallon). Even so for a 4 litre that's a good deal. It's 22.75 round these here parts. I was expecting a better price for such a large quantity and if it was available I'd have preferred 20 gallons

It doesn't matter if I dont sell any on as it's still there when I want it, but it would help me offset the large outlay. It is nice though having it to hand as opposed to waiting for a chandlers to
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Just checked my bill. The 38 is quite insignigficant on the whole scale of things but is the price nevertheless.

It is possiable this is a special price given the amount of 's i've just spent with the people.

You are right about the 4li thing though, that'll explain why the smartcraft gague said i had 8.1li of oil when i filled it up, and i thought it needed callibrating
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