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Old 17 February 2008, 17:28   #11
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I do not think ETECS are a good choice. Go Suzuki or Verado.
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Old 17 February 2008, 18:38   #12
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Patched up old technology and any engine design that needs to have it's plugs indexed must be borderline. Just my opinion.
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Old 18 February 2008, 06:53   #13
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What technology are you referring to, if its the DI technology then the Etec was redesigned from the ground up with new injection systems, EMM, Oil injection system, new pistons and blocks, new Trim/Tilt, What else is there

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and any engine design that needs to have it's plugs indexed must be borderline
Why?
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Old 18 February 2008, 19:26   #14
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After reading everything I can get in front of me and talking with anyone knowledgeable about OB engines for the last several months, it's become apparent to me that there are no 'bad' engines available. That said, I must admit that I am attracted to the ETecs because there are SO many less moving parts when compared to any 4s. Not a deal killer/maker since if I find the right boat with Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Mercury, etc., I'll proceed, but, given the choice, I like the ETecs for comparative simplicity and lighter maintenance costs.
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Old 18 February 2008, 19:30   #15
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Anybody have any comments on the Protector boats?

I'm very impressed with everything I found at Ribcraft (design, execution, customer service, etc.), but their designs are a bit more commercial in their appeal and my family is looking more for an island cruiser.

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Old 18 February 2008, 19:48   #16
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Protectors are great but very expensive. They originate in New Zealand. A bloke on this site used to have one and loved it. Quite fancy one myself but there are plenty of other nice boats around!!!

have a look at Revengers - stunning boats. I think there may be dealers in the USA???
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Old 18 February 2008, 21:11   #17
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nautica ribs are much more family friendly as far as seating etc. much more yachty looking as well. i hear good things about them and they also have hypalon tubes.
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For Revenger boats you should contact Gordon McMath who I think has a office in Miami. He is a member of the forum.
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Protector make great RIBs and are on my shopping list for my next vessel. Expensive maybe but no more than other high end RIBs.
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http://www.revenger.co.uk/revenger31/rev31inb.html

Just looked at the Protector site again and I still think the new Revengers will take some beating. A much deeper V and higher power and yet still a nice family boat!!!
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