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Old 19 September 2014, 15:01   #11
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Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
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Engine: 200HP Optimax
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Sounds like a good boat Adam. When do I get a go?

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Old 20 September 2014, 13:54   #12
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very good fuel consumption I have a brand new Honda BF90 vtec on a 5.25 rib last time I used it a ride for around 2hrs at 27kts at 4200rpm and consumed around 35lt

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Old 21 September 2014, 16:02   #13
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
I understand that the next 200hp Suzi is 226kg?
Yeah, the new 4 cylinder Suzuki DF200 is 226kg to 233kg ish depending on the model. Looks like a great engine, should be good competition for the Yam 200
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Old 23 September 2014, 03:08   #14
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Hi Adam where is the fuel filler?

On my old 8.1 scorpion we could fill to the gunnels and seem to have had an an amazing run on efficiency until - it settled, burped and farted ( never at the pump or in time to sit at pumps waiting) then you could easily add another £50 till it was truly full..

Just a cautionary note from expensive experience
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Old 23 September 2014, 03:30   #15
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Slightly off topic but Suzuki 200 related..
Our new 7.4m with DF 200 appears to be horrendous on fuel.
Difficult to tell exactly due to lack of any smart gauges, and the filling issues the previous poster mentions meaning filling brim to brim very difficult.
We think it's using 2l per mile on a mixture of 25-30 knot cruising with very occasional WOT (to see how fast it'll go...). This on a trip from Portsmouth to Christchurch and back in F3 to 4, 2 persons, clean hull.

I've no experience of this engine, but to me it doesn't sound 'right'..very little V6 throaty warble, and even sounds like it's missing in the midrange. Nothing like a 200 Opti I tried.
Having said that, it pulls very hard and tops out at 5800rpm on a 21" prop.
Dealer is checking the motor with a laptop again this week.

Any advice / opinions appreciated.

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