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Old 01 December 2005, 11:51   #51
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[QUOTE=Hugh Jardon] still need me reliability and economy!!!!!

A Merc race lump would go on for ever on a leisure boat, not to sharp in the fuel dept. though.
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Chris, re: the skin blemish. It is but a light globe of moisture teased from her golden skin by the burning afternoon sun.....

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no it was something on my screen, all clean now and she looks perfect again!!
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my mind is almost made up to go optimax

the suz will probably be a great engine but the power and acceleration is probably closer to a 150 opti i suspect, and i have not read enough good stuff to show an etec is head and shoulders above an opti to make me sway that way, i dont think there is much in it between the opti and the etec and quite often the opti comes out on top in some aspects of the tests

they are all good engines but i can get an Opti for less

probably gunna go for an opti.......
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Which ever engine you choose can I suggest that you have two batteries since Opti's can't be hand started unlike older 2 stroke engines.

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Which ever engine you choose can I suggest that you have two batteries since Opti's can't be hand started unlike older 2 stroke engines.

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Hand Started !!! !!! I didnt even know that was an option for large outboards. - How ???
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Hand Started !!! !!! I didnt even know that was an option for large outboards. - How ???
Piece of string around the fly wheel. I have managed to start my Yam 115 v4 on a couple of occasions before now although I should add that the engine was warm. We also managed to tow start an Evinrude 115 v4 much to everyones astonishment.

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thanks pete


i always have double battery arrangements on my boats and much to my amazement most folks i know dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have the string and handle option for the honda 90 but would never consider using it on anything other than a warm engine. but handstarting a 3litre 2 stroke mmmmm leave that to the batteries, plus the way they start by turning almost a revolution before they fire i doubt starting other than a battery is an option.

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plus the way they start by turning almost a revolution before they fire i doubt starting other than a battery is an option.
It isn't, on the Optis they need the compressor running to provide the pressure for the fuel, hence the flywheel doesn't have the extra pull start pulley that you would see on the older 2 strokes.

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