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Old 25 June 2012, 20:57   #1
Country: Netherlands
Town: Amsterdam
Boat name: futura
Make: zodiac
Length: 4m +
Engine: mercury 40 4stroke
Join Date: Feb 2012
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what engine for Zodiac Medline 1 ??

Hi all,
Just got myself an upgrade, from Zodiac Futura to Zodiac Medline.
Its a 2001 model, so the first medline.
It has a 40hp Evinrude 2 stroke on the back.
The metal plate on the boat states 75hp is the maximum for this boat.
I didnt get the manual for it and i cant find online the max weight for the engine. Me thinks a 75hp 4 stroke might be to heavy?
Anyone knows the max engine weight or has a Medline 1 manual??
Any advise for upgrading the engine power?
many thanks!

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Old 26 June 2012, 11:12   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Jammy Dodger
Make: Avon Adventure 7.20
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Yamaha
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Hi there, I bought a Medline I last year.

It came with a Mariner 75 2 Stroke - it flied!

I decided, as I was taking it to Portugal that I wanted something a little more fuel efficient etc. So bought a new Suzuki 60 4 Stroke. Still does 32 knots with that!

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Old 26 June 2012, 16:57   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Make: Lomac
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda 50
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I second the Suzi 60 4 stroke - it only weighs 104kg so is probably comparable in weight to many 60-75 hp 2-strokes. It is also very efficient with lean burn technology.
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