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Old 04 June 2011, 02:28   #1
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Yamaha F70


I am wondering if anybody have used the new Yamaha f70 4-stroke on a rib.
At this moment i use an Mariner 75 on a Ribcraft 5.0 Would the new Yamaha be capable enough for the Ribcraft ?


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Old 04 June 2011, 05:49   #2
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The new Yammie F70 is an expensive bit of kit compared to just about anything second-hand on the market, 4-stroke or 2-stroke, especially at this mid-range size. Sure it's quiet, comes with YCop fitted as standard, will be relatively frugal... but with a MRRP of 9k?

If you're looking for another Mariner 75hp, here's an Optimax from 2008: Mariner 75 HP Optimax 2008 for Sale - Inverness, Highlands boat brokerage

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Along those lines, Any new outboard will cost a lot compared to a used one.
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Old 05 June 2011, 03:15   #4
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The optimax is too heavy for the boat .
Here , in Holland, i have a quotation for 6900 pound. That is with the mariner trade in.

My concern is that the relatively small yamaha engine will be disappointing compared to the 2-stroke 75 hp ?
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Old 27 June 2011, 12:08   #5
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its a great engine the F70 has loads of grunt compared to the F60 etc. cos it has the bigger prop and gearbox of the F80 without the weight...
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