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Old 12 September 2006, 18:00   #21
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Everyone told me my Suzuki 225efi would be as thirsty as hell because it's not one of the latest 4 strokes or high pressure systems - and yet I find it no worse than other people's claims.
Most leisure users will never do the kind of hours that are needed to break even on the HDPI/4 stroke outlay compared to the traditional carbed outboards.

The only benefit is the increased range, a bit quieter, no need to buy oil and the environmentally friendly bit.

My Ribtec is for sale for 15k so you'd have some change if you wanted. PM me if you want more details.

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Old 12 September 2006, 18:58   #22
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Most leisure users will never do the kind of hours that are needed to break even on the HDPI/4 stroke outlay compared to the traditional carbed outboards.

The only benefit is the increased range, a bit quieter, no need to buy oil and the environmentally friendly bit.

My Ribtec is for sale for 15k so you'd have some change if you wanted. PM me if you want more details.

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But don't you think its a bit like fitting LPG to a big V8 engine. The one off expense hurts but then its gone, a bit like shipping figures where you draw a line under the Titanic and start again, and you get a feel good factor every time you use the boat rather than thinking "ouch" on a regular basis every time you have to fill it up

If my engine went bang or if/when I get a new RIB I'll definitely be looking for something more efficient - the Johnson I have now drinks so much I might as well just disconnect the fuel hose at the engine and hang it over the transom...
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Old 13 September 2006, 04:26   #23
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Most leisure users will never do the kind of hours that are needed to break even on the HDPI/4 stroke outlay compared to the traditional carbed outboards.

The only benefit is the increased range, a bit quieter, no need to buy oil and the environmentally friendly bit.

My Ribtec is for sale for 15k so you'd have some change if you wanted. PM me if you want more details.

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Thanks but I don't think yours ticks any more boxes than my present boat!
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Old 13 September 2006, 06:56   #24
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Spotted your post and Andys reply. we have just had in our first used 860 shearwater. last years boat with 225 optimax, posted a couple of picks for you ( cabin pick is robbo's boat but almost identicle ) lots of toys flexiteck floor now fitted 42K allot above your budget but sounds like it would suit your needs.in Bembridge if you need more pictures - demo let me know regards Jim
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Old 13 September 2006, 07:03   #25
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If my engine went bang or if/when I get a new RIB I'll definitely be looking for something more efficient - the Johnson I have now drinks so much I might as well just disconnect the fuel hose at the engine and hang it over the transom...
That's interesting as my understanding is that it's the same OMC/Bombardier engine as my 'Rude Ficht 115 which is so frugal I have found myself wondering if I have an airlock in my tank when I'm filling up!

In answer to the question posed by the original poster, why not speak to Lee at Leeway. He could custom-build you a boat with all that you require for your budget (have a look at the website!). I still love mine.
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Old 13 September 2006, 07:37   #26
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Spotted your post and Andys reply. we have just had in our first used 860 shearwater. last years boat with 225 optimax, posted a couple of picks for you ( cabin pick is robbo's boat but almost identicle ) lots of toys flexiteck floor now fitted 42K allot above your budget but sounds like it would suit your needs.in Bembridge if you need more pictures - demo let me know regards Jim
Thanks Jim I think it ticks all the boxes but one the price!

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Old 13 September 2006, 08:37   #27
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[QUOTE=Lostboy] That's interesting as my understanding is that it's the same OMC/Bombardier engine as my 'Rude Ficht 115 which is so frugal I have found myself wondering if I have an airlock in my tank when I'm filling up!

In answer to the question posed by the original poster, why not speak to Lee at Leeway. He could custom-build you a boat with all that you require for your budget (have a look at the website!). I still love mine. [/QUOTE

Not quite - the Johnsons are carbs or 4 strokes - Ficht is direct injection
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Old 13 September 2006, 11:16   #28
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That's interesting as my understanding is that it's the same OMC/Bombardier engine as my 'Rude Ficht 115 which is so frugal I have found myself wondering if I have an airlock in my tank when I'm filling up!
I'm more likely to be left wondering if I have a hole in my tank!!!
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Old 15 September 2006, 06:39   #29
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Hi Pete,
Thanks for the mention. Will be sad to see her go.

Nick,
Hot Lemon would tick all the boxes except the sun lounger. Would be open to offers if it is going to a good home on ribnet! Its been a great boat.

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Will be sad to see her go.
If it's the boat that was parked up in Cowes Yact Haven last Monday, it very nearly came home with me.


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