Originally Posted by Max...
How do you find the engine Chipko? - WOT/pick up/fuel consumption etc? That DF20 seems to be the default choice now if going for a 4 stroke.
I've had the engine 2 years now and has been faultless so far.
Main reasons for buying was lightest at 44kg and the only 20hp with battery less EFI - 2 years on these benefits still apply.
Run mine on both 3.5 Zodiac and 3.8 Aerotec and often towing 18 year old son on a kneeboard. Solo will power both boats around 24/25 mph and two up towing kneeboard 21/22 mph. Very good hole shot and has no trouble quickly pulling kneeboard on to plane. If we didn't tow regularly I would up the prop pitch, as with the standard 9.25" x 10" it easily hits the rev limiter even two up. We briefly had an F-Rib 375 and really felt underpropped on this!
Not sure how economical it is compared to other 20hp four strokes but 10 litres will last a good 3 hrs for general hooning around - not towing but using lots of throttle!
Only downsides so far is 1 year less warranty at 5 years and slightly more vibration noted at low to medium revs.