Originally Posted by brucehawsker
Is the diesel going to be powerful enough to scare the hell out of me?
Do you scare easily?
I would suspect that the answer will be... yes, initially... until you get used to it. Then you'll want about 140-150hp on a 6.5...
When can you next get out for a day on the water? I'm sure I can find some time to test your limit of "scare factor". If I can't find it, I pass you to Daniel. If he can't find it, he can pass you to Rogue Wave. If he can't find it, you're a nutter. Cookee may be able to assist, but after Cookee, only Alan Priddy or Jan Falkowski can deal with the totally insane!
But seriously though, you really do need to do some test drives. That's the only way you'll get a feel for what you want.
BTW modern 2-strokes (Optimax, HPDI and E-Tec) are a bit different from old technology carburetted 2-strokes. Electric fuel priming, automatic electronic fuel metering so no need for choke and no smoke on start-up.
Tim, was your Ribeye UK built or South Africa built?
(Chrisallse - thanks for not burning my house down whilst I was away for the weekend!)