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Old 12 January 2006, 05:07   #1
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Which twin outboards for Revenger 29?

Phil Morris at Revenger has suggested a few options for the non-stepped hull twin outboard Revenger 29 I may be ordering next week, and here they are :-

2 x Mercury 225 Optimax
2 x Evinrude 225 E-TEC
2 x Evinrude 250 E-TEC
2 x Yamaha HPDI 250
2 x Suzuki DF250

My preference is for 2-stroke and price wise there's not a huge amount in it except for the Yamahas which are quite a bit more expensive.

I know everyone has their favourite, but what do you think? Or is it a case of any option will be fine?
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Old 12 January 2006, 06:14   #2
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I'd go for the twin 250 etecs...
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Old 12 January 2006, 07:50   #3
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I'd go for the twin 250 etecs...
And me - if you want 4 strokes then suzuki but ETECs if I had the choice - and may as well be 250s as they weigh the same - you may not want the top speed but throttling back they will be less stressed.
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Old 12 January 2006, 07:56   #4
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check around for 2005 engines and see if you can pick up a bargain there, not sure you have to worry about cost as much as i do but every little helps, i got a stonking deal on my engine but also got some very keen down to the bone pricing, pm if you want to know who was doing some great deals



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Phil Morris at Revenger has suggested a few options for the non-stepped hull twin outboard Revenger 29 I may be ordering next week, and here they are :-

2 x Mercury 225 Optimax
2 x Evinrude 225 E-TEC
2 x Evinrude 250 E-TEC
2 x Yamaha HPDI 250
2 x Suzuki DF250

My preference is for 2-stroke and price wise there's not a huge amount in it except for the Yamahas which are quite a bit more expensive.

I know everyone has their favourite, but what do you think? Or is it a case of any option will be fine?
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Old 12 January 2006, 07:58   #5
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Yamahas

I was told by a chap on the yamaha stand at LIbS that they were dropping there range of 2 strokes at 150hp in europe. Not sure if thats the same for the bigger engines or if that's a sign they may follow soon.. .
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Old 12 January 2006, 09:00   #6
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Magnum if you live in Cheshire then you are very close to me i have an Etec 225 on my rib which I bought from Ian at Liverpool Power Boats i can only tell you they are a fantastic engine if you fancy coming over to see it you can PM. me and I would sugest talking to Ian about these engines he pointed me in the right direction
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... and may as well be 250s as they weigh the same - you may not want the top speed but throttling back they will be less stressed.
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Old 13 January 2006, 09:22   #8
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I'm leaning towards a pair of 225 Optis. They are well proven, light and I am told are supplied with good instrumention although not sure if this is the SC1000 system? Price is good too.
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the smartcraft system also interfaces superbly with Navman electronics.

http://www.navman.com/marine/product...aft/index.html
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i have done a lot of research on the current engines and i think you can do a lot worse than optis, they are proven as you say, Etecs are the latest technology but they are not strides ahead of optis in terms of performance, economy etc, i have reviewed quite a few reports from the usa and quite often optis come out on top for economy, equal for performance or an etec 1mph faster so i think a lot of it comes down to personal choice. For me etecs have not gained a significant advantage in terms of design and performance over the optis to warrant the risk. Personal view I know...

it seems the large 4strokes like verados are very thirsty especially at speed, very expensive, and very quiet but also not as fast as optis, that is why etec are happy to market against verados as they can perform better than verados but not optis!!!

some folks have said about the noise levels but i actually do like the noise i must say.

ask for a price for a pair of 2005 optis and look for a cracking deal, i know there are some out there, was a 2005 225 at the boat show

i purchased a 200 opti for my rib in dec

the smartcraft gauges etc are superb and feel free to ask any questions you like on em and with other engines you pay more for smartcraft gauge type functionality

also go for the gen 2 binnacle type controls and ultraflex top of the range cables

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