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Old 01 September 2009, 14:07   #1
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Optimax 200 v Honda 150

Sure it has been asked before but have been asked the advantages/disadvantages of both engines and how they compare. Would be interested to hear your comments. Thanks all.
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Simple - one has 50hp more than the other!!!

A fairer question would have been to ask how both 200hp engines compare.
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Simple - one has 50hp more than the other!!!

A fairer question would have been to ask how both 200hp engines compare.
Point taken how do they compare, cost of running, service, reliability etc
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I've used 6.5m ribs with both an opti 150 and one with a honda 150 fitted and with out doubt the opti used noticably more fuel in similar conditions.
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I've used 6.5m ribs with both an opti 150 and one with a honda 150 fitted and with out doubt the opti used noticably more fuel in similar conditions.

never experienced a honda engine! I think the 150s have had some saddle issues and breaks in the racing circuits! MY opti is very very economical in my mind and amazes people at the amount of fuel i dont use!
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optimax 200

Although I have very little to compare against, I think my 200 Optimax is great.
On comparison with other ribs on prevoius trips out, it has always used the least fuel, mine being the biggest boat and therefore having the most divers and kit this amazed me.
It also pushed 8 divers, kit and 1 coxn up to 40kts no bother with some still to go.
I have had it up to 50kts before I lost my nerve.

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Old 02 September 2009, 09:04   #7
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Thanks everyone, any comments on reliadility/service between the two, one being a 4 stroke the other being a 2 stroke?
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I have had it up to 50kts before I lost my nerve.

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Can I see how fast it'll go and you can see how fast my SR4 goes!
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Thanks everyone, any comments on reliadility/service between the two, one being a 4 stroke the other being a 2 stroke?
My opti has never failed to get me home, a few issues with battery wires corroding ( but not the engines fault) , uses little oil , and is not much more to service than my 50 Yam .

Plus its a great noise when you open it up !
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Can I see how fast it'll go and you can see how fast my SR4 goes!
Sure, will give you a shout the next time we are out.
I should be getting it back from Humber soon.

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