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Old 19 May 2007, 14:57   #11
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Richard, if it not a silly question why have you decided to go from 2 X 275 hp verados to 2 X 225 hp optis? What do you think the difference will be in speed and fuel consumption?
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It is likely to be the Northstar system, just need to play with one first, certainly got a very nice hi res screen to it. Plus having a link to the Smartcraft will be useful.
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Richard, if it not a silly question why have you decided to go from 2 X 275 hp verados to 2 X 225 hp optis? What do you think the difference will be in speed and fuel consumption?
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Hi Rick,

See my post 5 for a longer version, but hopefully a 35% fuel saving and 5 knots off of the top speed, based on information from other Parker 900 Baltic owners running 225 Opti's
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Hi Rick,

See my post 5 for a longer version, but hopefully a 35% fuel saving and 5 knots off of the top speed, based on information from other Parker 900 Baltic owners running 225 Opti's
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Well today I placed and order with Andre for a Parker Parker Baltic 900, with 2 x 225hp DTS Mercury Opti's.
Hi Richard, so what is so different with these 'DTS Mercury Opti's than the Standard Mercury Opti's? Are they a new engine?

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Hi Richard, so what is so different with these 'DTS Mercury Opti's than the Standard Mercury Opti's? Are they a new engine?

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The DTS, just mean you can use the fly by wire throttles which come with the Verado's, they are more expensive, but personally I think worth it as the Verado throttle are just superb.

Hopefully the rib will be in your neck of the world tomorrow morning.
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The DTS, just mean you can use the fly by wire throttles which come with the Verado's, they are more expensive, but personally I think worth it as the Verado throttle are just superb.

Hopefully the rib will be in your neck of the world tomorrow morning.
Ok I have got your drift with the DTS meaning, apart from the fuel situation would you have gone for the Varado's again? as we are pretty set on them either the 275 or the 300. Plus fuel is cheeper over here I think.

Yes I look forward to seeing her again, I think he would like a cover made for her so he may bring her down to Jersey and let our guys make one for him
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Ok I have got your drift with the DTS meaning, apart from the fuel situation would you have gone for the Varado's again? as we are pretty set on them either the 275 or the 300. Plus fuel is cheeper over here I think.

Yes I look forward to seeing her again, I think he would like a cover made for her so he may bring her down to Jersey and let our guys make one for him
Yeah, if fuel here was the same price as here then I think for the fun, sheer grunt of the Verado's I would possibly have gone for the 300 Verado if I was running it as a leisure so keeping the 3 year warranty in place. Not that in the 100hrs I have done did I have any issue with the Verado.

IF you go Verado you will absolutely have fantastic time GO 300hp, you will still be able to drive the rib flat out with no handling issues, no chine walking at all, my rib still felt very sure footed in the water. naturally I will have to come over for a play too.
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Yeah, if fuel here was the same price as here then I think for the fun, sheer grunt of the Verado's I would possibly have gone for the 300 Verado if I was running it as a leisure so keeping the 3 year warranty in place. Not that in the 100hrs I have done did I have any issue with the Verado.

IF you go Verado you will absolutely have fantastic time GO 300hp, you will still be able to drive the rib flat out with no handling issues, no chine walking at all, my rib still felt very sure footed in the water. naturally I will have to come over for a play too.
Yes we are 99% going for the 300 just a bit worried why you went for the Opti's but from a commercial point of view I supouse the fuel is a issue, but yes here fuel is cheeper and it yes she will be used as a demo boat, but for a little playing too by all means you would be more than welcome to come over for a play, but im just sitting back and waiting for Chris to come back with a price for the boat before I get to hyper. The 300 is only coming out in the next month or so I think, Chris did say they are keen to get a pair on a 900 ASAP. 60kts maybe, they are the same weight as the 275.
But with the opti's 225 and 55kts and 35% less fuel thats still a wicked combo!
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Plus Verado 300 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy better looking than the Opti
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