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Old 01 December 2011, 10:11   #11
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thats some pick up in performance, I like the look and reduced servicing on the ETEC , is it propped differently.
Also , i'm leaving mine in the water so another reason for keeping an eye on the weight on the back , otherwise i'll be opeing my own marine park after 3 weeks !!!
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Old 01 December 2011, 10:34   #12
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130 ETEC is 171KG which is pretty light , feels like a 30kg ish saving over equiv opti or 4 stroke , hmm time to look on B&O !!
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Old 01 December 2011, 10:36   #13
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AARRGGHHH , done it again , started off looking at 90, talked myself into 115 and now looking at 130 , does anyone else suffer this affliction ??
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My research finds the opti 115 to be 170kg or 177kg for long shaft,? the etec 130 is 177kg or 184kg for a long shaft. The 135 opti is a 2.5L V6, much heavier, whereas the 130 etec is a 1.7L 4cyl block. The 115 opti is a 1.5L 4cyl.

Importantly, what's the price difference of the two?

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I had a 585 with a 90 merc on the back. It went ok until you put some weight in it. You may need to come and see me once you have it rigged as I can cure your low free board problem. I have the original mould for a transom dam that ribtec used and I have an updated version as well

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Old 01 December 2011, 12:55   #18
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ha ha , thats just silly .... any faster and you could travel back in time !!
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Biffer , sounds good , will run for a season and see if i get trench foot , may look to go for a double console as well .
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Old 01 December 2011, 12:59   #20
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point taken on the 90 , what do you call any sort of weight ?
Seriouly , you lot are terrible , 5 posts in and i'm already looking at 115 to 130 , if Biffer gets on me transom i'll be looking at a marinised Rari b4 too long .
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