Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 January 2006, 11:14   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
have you had your Opti in the water yet Hugh?
__________________

__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 11:24   #12
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
not yet, it is not pdi'd yet and tubes dont go on until the end of the month, but cant wait i must say



Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
have you had your Opti in the water yet Hugh?
__________________

__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 11:39   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
did you used to run Opti's on your previous boats?
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 11:48   #14
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
no, is a honda on my hard boat, had suzukis, evinrudes and have a yamaha but will be my first time with an opti but have driven a few boats with optis now so like them
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
did you used to run Opti's on your previous boats?
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 11:48   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Looe
Make: Delta
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,335
I would go for the Opti's but then i would say that of course.
The other thing thats worth thinking about is what sort of back up you will get after you buy the engines. Which dealers are near you, and can you get parts quickly if you need them? etc etc. I think after sales serivce goes along way.
__________________
Turbodiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 12:21   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 332
a significant advantage in terms of design and performance over the optis to warrant the risk. Personal view I know...

What risk they both as far as Iam aware come with a three year warranty
__________________
Milan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 12:28   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Surely a pair of " Silver Centurys" would be the way to go on this Revenger.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 14:01   #18
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
i was looking at the suz 175 and etec 200 small block both due out now or early this year, both unproven, that was the risk i refer to. I suspect both engines will go on to be stonkers but was happy with an opti. price and backup were other good reasons to go for them

a few dealers have shyed away from etecs because of the history around evinrude over the last few years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Milan
a significant advantage in terms of design and performance over the optis to warrant the risk. Personal view I know...

What risk they both as far as Iam aware come with a three year warranty
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 16:00   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wickham
Boat name: Aries IV
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Etec 250
MMSI: 235036477
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 273
Hugh,

You may be right about the 2.6 litre E-tecs but they look like the perfect twin engine set-up to me. Much lighter than the 3.3's and a good deal smaller, thanks to the 60 degree V configuration.

Logically, they ought to use less fuel than their bigger block cousins but no doubt someone will correct me on this!

I have the 2006 Evinrude catalogue in front of me. Weights for the 25" versions are:

250 (3.3 litre) - 238kg (534lb)

200 (2.6 litre) - 194kg (427lb)

That's a weight difference of 42kg (107lb) per engine

In a twin set-up, the smaller block engines will be over 15 stone lighter!!!

I hope this is usful info!

Chris.
__________________
Chris Murray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2006, 16:46   #20
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
the weight saving and promise of being new technology were strong reasons to consider these engines but i would have kicked myself if they proved to be thirstier and more unreliable than an opti

plus dates on when they would be available were all over the place with nothing firmed and i did not want to be in a position of waiting till may/june for an engine and missing out on some fun

plus was not a big deal as i may go for building a bigger model at some time

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Murray
Hugh,

You may be right about the 2.6 litre E-tecs but they look like the perfect twin engine set-up to me. Much lighter than the 3.3's and a good deal smaller, thanks to the 60 degree V configuration.

Logically, they ought to use less fuel than their bigger block cousins but no doubt someone will correct me on this!

I have the 2006 Evinrude catalogue in front of me. Weights for the 25" versions are:

250 (3.3 litre) - 238kg (534lb)

200 (2.6 litre) - 194kg (427lb)

That's a weight difference of 42kg (107lb) per engine

In a twin set-up, the smaller block engines will be over 15 stone lighter!!!

I hope this is usful info!

Chris.
__________________

__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.