Ocean Rib second hand
I'm thinking about buying a used Ocean rib, 5.9m. It's very difficult to find out anything about them on the net! Been looking for suitable outboards, and have found a few 150Hp Optimax's about at a good price.
1. Any differences between Mercury and Mariner?
2. Any comments on putting this engine on such a boat?
From the links on another thread to a 150Hp test, the optimax seems to be almost as good as 4 strokes except at WOT when it loses out.
Another option would be to buy an old 2stroke and use the money I save for fuel! For instance, Bembridge are selling a 150Hp johnson 1989 for £1600. That's a lot of petrol although that particular engine is maybe a bit too old.
Any comments welcome! Also, can anyone put a value on a 5.9m 1994 Ocean rib, say with an almost new optimax 150. Can't find any for sale to figure out what to offer for it!
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