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Old 04 March 2013, 15:35   #1
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Which new 60HP.....

Evening folks,

I've been toying with the idea of selling the rib and getting something with a bit more comfort.
Dad and I used to have an Orkney fastliner 19 and miss it in many ways and am thinking of something along those lines again.

I was wondering about engines.....I'd plumb for a 50 or 60.

Whats the best engine in this hp at the moment? I've always been a 2T man in the past but could be swayed towards a 4S for a boat more aimed at chilling and fishing rather than blasting about all the time.

Looking for the best all rounder in terms of price, performance and economy/servicing.

I know its down to personal opinions but it would be interesting to hear everybodies thoughts.

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Old 04 March 2013, 15:39   #2
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A small etec would give you great low speed trolling performance for fishing but granted may not be as quiet as one of the four stroke equivalents. When it comes tro 4 strokes they all look the same to me ;-)
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Old 04 March 2013, 15:52   #3
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I would go for another e-tec but I wonder how it compares on cost to say a 60 mariner 4S. Going to drop Rob@Blackdog a msg and see. Another option may be a Tohatsu TLDI 50.

I've been pleased with my 115 E-TEC but the 60 only weighs about 7 kg less than a mariner 4S which is a 4 pot vrs 2 pot with the E-TEC. I would have thought the 4S would have been sooo much smoother at low revs with twice as many cylinders.

I do have about 4 gallons of xd100 in the garage which would keep a 60 E-TEC going for years!
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Have new mercury 60hp, which is really smooth, and when fishing ultra quiet.
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Old 04 March 2013, 15:59   #5
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I would have thought the 4S would have been sooo much smoother at low revs with twice as many cylinders.
Yep you are probably right however it would be worth a test I have seen a 40hp running and it was suprisingly quiet.
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Yep you are probably right however it would be worth a test I have seen a 40hp running and it was suprisingly quiet.
I'm going to have to spend some time hunting down an E-tec twin I can see running. I'd love another in many ways.
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