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Old 04 February 2005, 12:34   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembrokeshire
Boat name: Pendragon
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 suzuki
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 85
Yamaha ME421 or Volvo KAD43DP

Can anyone coment on pro / cons of these two engines.
I propose to fit into a 7.5m and would like to know peoples personal comments / findings.

Service, reliability and overall performance.

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Old 05 February 2005, 07:29   #2
Country: Ireland
Town: Carigaline/Baltimore
Boat name: XS-600
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc Optimax 150 XL
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 682
Excalibur Ribs have just fitted a Yam ME421 to a 8m Rib. Joe, the owner of Excalibur posts on here as "tsunami" may be worth asking him how they are getting on with it? Certainly sounds smooth anyway!

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Old 06 February 2005, 13:19   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2x610hp jets
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 74
i had a kad 42 in my last rib 7.5 meters and it was a great engine and now have the 420 sti yamaha in my new rib both engines are great only reason i didnt go for another volvo was dealer up here in scotland was too expencive to deal with yamaha has a nice smooth drive, but id have to say both are really good engines.
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