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Old 09 June 2005, 05:19   #1
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Bargain Optimax!

Unused Optimax

Seems like a good deal to me!


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Makes you wonder WHY it has been used for 5 years!!!

Weren't there problems with the heads on Optimaxes of that year???
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Read the description carefully... it's a left-hander.
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What the f**K is a left handed out board ? 225hp left handed... you better have big upper body muscles
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I'm going to guess that it's the left-hand of a pair of counter-rotating engines.
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So a left handed outboard can only be used in conjunction with a right handed one?
I am assuming all single engined boats have right handed ones?
Explains why its cheap I guess!

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So a left handed outboard can only be used in conjunction with a right handed one?
No - I don't believe so. I would think that the only problem might be that you would always have to use left-handed props, and long term supply of some gearbox parts may be a minor issue.

Another consideration could be rigging and performance - it may be necessary to offset the engine to the left instead of the right, and the prop torque may not occur in the manner expected!
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No - I don't believe so. I would think that the only problem might be that you would always have to use left-handed props, and long term supply of some gearbox parts may be a minor issue.

Another consideration could be rigging and performance - it may be necessary to offset the engine to the left instead of the right, and the prop torque may not occur in the manner expected!

Being a left hander is no problem at all - jus may be a bit more prone to dyslexia ko???
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Ideal for gArfie!
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That's strange.
I have just bought one exactly the same only rightturn 2003 model for a very good price.
New machine with 6 hours on it.
Bit less money though

Would look very nice on the black Osprey.

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