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Old 23 June 2007, 03:50   #1
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New Avon 560

just so all can see, will post more pics when i get the components, will have all the usual outhill stuff,bench for the girlies, 2 x jockeys etc,
having a A frame made currently, with some Led Nav lights.
chose the Optimax 115 as it was reasonably light, looked great under the current colour scheme,Hopefully economical on the cruise and can be very fast if need be, reckon it will be a great wavejumping beast!! Also need to keep up with Nos!!!
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Old 23 June 2007, 04:45   #2
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looks good did rge merc cost more than a mariner. they wee about 200 quid more whem i bought my Opti. I;m Welsh so I had to buy the cheaper one but I always thought the Merc looks so much better
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Old 23 June 2007, 08:03   #3
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Hope you have tried this engine on a avon 560 ive tried this combination and i have to say was not impressed goes far better with 100 yamaha far better
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Old 23 June 2007, 11:09   #4
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Hope you have tried this engine on a avon 560 ive tried this combination and i have to say was not impressed goes far better with 100 yamaha far better
Do yam do a 100hp? And why does it go so much better?
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Old 23 June 2007, 11:56   #5
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Nice engine Matt should go really well, did you get it from Advance Marine in Portishead?
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Old 23 June 2007, 12:14   #6
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Uh yer, why would a 100 yam go better than a 115 opti, not had an opti myself but looks like the perfect choice of set up to me, had plenty of yams up to a 90 and i rate them highly for there response and torque, but the opti should be a tad more responsive with bags of power.
Yes i think Yamaha did a 100 which i think was a v4.
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Sorry boys didnt read the optimax bit the one i tried was the 115 4 stroke
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Old 23 June 2007, 14:25   #8
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Thanks chaps, i got the engine frome Mobile marine engineers in Lyme Regis, did me a great deal, 5500 with smartcraft and a lifting eye! im hoping it will do 40 kts +, really looking forward to getting out on the water, hopefully team up with Nos on its maiden voyage for some drinking and wall to wall vomiting etc and of course some womanising!!! with permission from Miss Nos of course !
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Thanks chaps, i got the engine frome Mobile marine engineers in Lyme Regis, did me a great deal, 5500 with smartcraft and a lifting eye! im hoping it will do 40 kts +, really looking forward to getting out on the water, hopefully team up with Nos on its maiden voyage for some drinking and wall to wall vomiting etc and of course some womanising!!! with permission from Miss Nos of course !
I think she'll want to come

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10 days,that if the seats etc turn up on Tuesday, i must have polished the toobs at least 150 times, ready for the big day!!!
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Old 24 June 2007, 06:46   #11
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Cool! Are you coming to the Priory Bay picnic if you're finished in time?
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Oh yes!! errr where is it and when???
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Priory Bay on the Isle of Wight, near bembridge. On Saturday 7th July.

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just so all can see, will post more pics when i get the components, will have all the usual outhill stuff,bench for the girlies, 2 x jockeys etc,
having a A frame made currently, with some Led Nav lights.
Matt - which Outhill console are you going for? I presume you're going to have the fuel tank in the console?
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Old 24 June 2007, 15:07   #15
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going for a cc14 low screen with 100 litre fueltank, not sure how it bolts down though, 2 single jockeys and a small bench,
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i have a centre thottle not side mount, Can i run the cables down the back of the fuel tank then?? havent got the consol yet, otherwise i will have to swap it for a side mounted throttle,
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Would hope to be there, have to do a far bit of biulding first but will take a few days off, and also a PDI on the engine, what do they actually do??
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and also a PDI on the engine, what do they actually do??
I don't know-I've never bought a new engine. Doubt it's more than a gear oil change,making sure the autolube's working and running it up at certain RPM to make sure it's usable... I suspect it's a warranty condition though.
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Would hope to be there, have to do a far bit of biulding first but will take a few days off, and also a PDI on the engine, what do they actually do??
Not a great deal - it may be shipped crated and part assembled (eg the prop might not be fitted), so they will uncrate it, fit any parts shipped separately, either fill with oil or check oil levels, check bolts are tight, check any split pins etc are fitted, check any controls fitted are operational, probably check that it starts and runs and that's about it. Shouldn't be more than a couple of hours work, if that.

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Not a great deal - it may be shipped crated and part assembled (eg the prop might not be fitted), so they will uncrate it, fit any parts shipped separately, either fill with oil or check oil levels, check bolts are tight, check any split pins etc are fitted, check any controls fitted are operational, probably check that it starts and runs and that's about it. Shouldn't be more than a couple of hours work, if that.

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On the optimax they prime the oil system by pluging in the comp and running the pump loads of little clicks till its primed 200 on mine i think.They also check the little tank under the cowl to make sure its full by removing the lid to vent.
Primed the fuel line, removed the outlet side of the the bulb to let the air out for first prime
Looked over the engine pipes cables connections etc as i had fitted it

Throttle gear cables linkage movement
topped up the gearbox oil
checked the prop
started it
ran in gear forward and reverse for couple secs at tickover
made me coffee
Stamped my book
About 2 hours
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Old 09 July 2007, 13:03   #19
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its arrived!!

had a delivery from outhill today!! work started immediately of course!! a few pics of the consol layout and seats etc
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Nice looking fittings Matt. Is that bench seat the one with the reversible back rest so that it can be rigged either forward or aft facing?

Keep the piccies coming
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