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Old 24 August 2004, 18:28   #11
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Hi Nasher,

Yamaha hpdi is certainly a good engine. Compares well with Optimax, but you might not find the same deals available due to lower sales volumes.

Check out Yamaha's web site http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/p...jsp?view=specs for the weight of hpdi engines - I think the 200 is quite light but the 175 and 150 may be a bit heavier than the Optimax equivalent.

Keep your eye on Ebay for some occasional genuine 2nd hand bargains - yes, there are some around! Also, dealers regularly sell good 2nd hand motors, so keep looking... If you live anywhere near Portsmouth I would speak to Lee Fairweather http://www.fairweathermarine.co.uk/ or check out Wayne Maddox in Margate http://www.waynemaddoxmarine.co.uk/
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Old 24 August 2004, 19:08   #12
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with the Verado's coming on line you may well fing Opti prices getting keen.

Also with your international connections it might be worth sourcing one in the States
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Having had the joy of ownership of both "the nobber"'s 200 HPDI and a 150 Opti, if I were spending my own money on a new engine I'd go Opti on performance for lower price plus the benefits of the smartguages. (Blue Ice came with the HPDI fitted already).
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Old 25 August 2004, 05:06   #14
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Old 25 August 2004, 06:37   #15
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Got to agree here, had to make decision 6 months ago on HPDI/Ficht/Optimax. Now I'm positive I made the right decision.
Optimax was just too good a deal to let go. Twin Smartcraft and 21" Stainless Laser 2 on everything 135hp and above as standard!! After 60hrs she still makes me grin!!
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After 60hrs she still makes me grin!!
Sorry can't resist the option to chime in again and tell the world how pleased we are with our OPTI. It really is adictive - loads of times I've just been about to have to slow down for a river entrance and I've had to turn round and go out for more

I'm afraid that doesn't help you very much trying to make a rational decision - but there do seem to be a few of us on here passionate about our OPTI's.
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Old 25 August 2004, 07:49   #17
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I'll have a spare 150 lump in a couple of weeks. It's destined to go on the Camel ( ) but you are welcome to bolt it on to your boat for a go if you want. It gets a lot easier if the mounting holes are the same and I think they might be.
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Thanks for the kind offer, I may well take you up on it particularly as I want to end up with a 175 and as you rightly said they are the same engine just tuned different, so the mounting holes will line up.

However you have a buisness to run, and being such a helpful bloke will not get you anywhere, so if I borrow it for a couple of weeks we can come to some agreement on hire costs.

I'll let you know very soon, trouble is I still have to get the money together for the new engine which will take a few months.

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