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Old 05 August 2009, 15:34   #61
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200 looks/sounds so much better than 150 eh?
Depends how high you fly?
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Old 05 August 2009, 15:39   #62
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OK, your engine point is noted, and I imagine that I will go for a 150 but it would be nice to have a 200 if a nice second hand one comes in. I know its a bit sad and unneccessary, but I for one look at the hp rating of any boat with an o/b I see, and 200 looks/sounds so much better than 150 eh? I will proobably also look at a suzu to buy over here, because my freind at the boat yard is a suzu specialist
I would rather have a new 150 over a second hand 200 but I guess thats just my way of thinking.

I would love to have one of the big block 200 E-tecs on the back but they do weigh quite a lot more than the small blocks and although the 6.5 could take the weight I think it would not be as well balanced a boat as a result.

Anyway based on your earlier comment "Rogue Wave - great seakeeping not mad about speed, but preferably cruise 30-35knts" I think you would be happy with a 150

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Old 05 August 2009, 15:49   #63
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I would love to have one of the big block 200 E-tecs on the back but they do weigh quite a lot more than the small blocks and although the 6.5 could take the weight I think it would not be as well balanced a boat as a result.


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From the 2007 etec brochure it appears that the 200 and the 150 both weigh 194kg?
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Old 05 August 2009, 16:00   #64
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From the 2007 etec brochure it appears that the 200 and the 150 both weigh 194kg?
Its the 200HO or high output version its based on the larger 90 degree 3.3litre block used in the 225 and 250
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I would rather have a 150 over a 200 but I guess thats just my way of thinking.

I would love to have one of the big block 200 E-tecs on the back but they do weigh quite a lot more than the small blocks and although the 6.5 could take the weight I think it would not be as well balanced


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bollox you'd go 200HO everytime, who wouldn't
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Old 05 August 2009, 16:22   #66
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I imagine thAt it be my ignorance but why would you go for a high output 200 over a normal one? Surely this would decrease your top speed becuse isn't ho just a thrust type of sailpower spec type engine?? Or would the acceleration just be so phenomenal that you wouldn't mind?
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Yeh go for the 200, your cruising speed will be increased without a noticable drop in fuel consuption. You'd also have plenty of grunt when needed.

Don't know how much VAT you're charged in France but with any savings from the boat purchase, could you not invest in a new outboard?
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I imagine thAt it be my ignorance but why would you go for a high output 200 over a normal one? Surely this would decrease your top speed becuse isn't ho just a thrust type of sailpower spec type engine?? Or would the acceleration just be so phenomenal that you wouldn't mind?
Chris is the ex spert but I belive it gives you 225 horses on the Etec and while you're at it you want the 220 litre fuel tank to give you maximum range if you go for a Vipermax, no point in having all that grunt if you've got to tow a fuel barge
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Oooooooohhhhhh.... I must say I'm torn between the two!! I think I might compromise with a 175 :P or a normal 200? But the 200H.O. sownds GGGRRRR88888!!!! lol I think Probable a normal 200or the 175 in white will do me fine found this 200 http://www.ribstuff.com/component/pa...art/Itemid,29/ I cant find an ho at the moment, but the 175 is also on the ribstuff site, Ill have another quick peek at boats and outboards....Icidentallyu, I had a wierd dream where I specifically had a Yamaha 200 fitted 2 mi Pro?!

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