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  1. Cladone

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    You've got a knack for explaining things patiently and clearly
  2. Cladone

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    Yes I understand those rules and logic it was more directed to the manufacturers ratings. I spoke to at least 3 about their payloads and they had very little to say about how realistic they are. Was more a general observation. When batteries are 30kg a piece, there's always at least 200kg of fuel and about the same for engine, half your payload is a write off. Can be overlooked and misleading
  3. Cladone

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    Sorry haines 680 has 1300kg Max load but 9 people capacity at 720kg and 280kg Max for engine. That's 1t. Would that mean 300kgs for fuel, water, gear, batteries, accessories etc is that how it all works?
  4. Cladone

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    On the issue of weight, all boats typically have a Max payload. I've noticed these are usually unrealistic. Like the haines signature 680 if I'm not mistaken has 720kg or baysport 705 has 840kg. I assume that means everything like petrol engine people gear. How does that work. Like that baysport 840kg Max payload. It fits 7,theres about 600kg, after 200kg for a typical engine what's left? Or is that not how it's calculated? Otherwise I believe my load will be similar to yours most often. Me and two guys fishing, some gear and fuel wouldnt put us much over 2.1t. If family and guests
  5. Cladone

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    Yes all of those I guess is what I'm saying. Less revs to get to a given speed. I assume these are connected to some extent, but ultimately what I'm trying to say is the first one
  6. Cladone

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    Why would I prop down to 15p?
  7. Cladone

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    Can i just ask as an informal survey of sorts and just to get others' line of thinking, whether you would you personally find it justified or would you personally spend approx $8k more on a 175hp outboard brand other than Honda given the above quotes?
  8. Cladone

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    also just to clarify the honda 175 is also a v6 3.6L above contrary to what i have written
  9. Cladone

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    Sorry when i say " Dual Set Up" i dont mean engines, i mean i have two helms and therefore need to two throttle/binnacle set ups
  10. Cladone

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    At this stage, in ringing around a few places, the following prices have been quoted for an all inclusive price fitted. I note that in most cases the 200hp version is only marginally more expensive. Suzuki 175 4strk DBW Dual Set Up - $30,000 all inclusive of install/cables and incl ss propeller. Honda 175 4strk DBW Dual Set Up - $23,800 all inclusive of install/cables and incl ss propeller. Merc 175 V6 with DTS Dual Set Up - $32,000 all inclusive of install/cables etc and incl ss propeller. (Merc 150 4strk Proxs Dual Set up - $25,000 approx) Ya
  11. Cladone

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    I've been looking at the dts / dbw assortment in the plus 150hp range. Yeah spot on... In my ongoing investigation over past few days, erring on the side of caution, I think I'll go with a v6 and prob the merc.. Was looking at the yamaha and Suzuki also... I'll ring a few places tomorrow and get some quotes.
  12. Cladone

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    And as for the 150 I guess if there's doubt then there is no doubt. The performance was fine... But just that. I figure add a few people cruising or have some heavier mates and add a bit more gear... Wasn't blown away so to speak but was satisfied. Thought playing it safe would be wiser... Although I'm not married to any option, that's half the problem. I guess I also like learning the theoretical stuff too it's interesting hence all the queries
  13. Cladone

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    Thanks for that response. I like the new merc v6s also. At this point, it may just be a price difference determining things given that by and large there is probably not a world of difference between the engines being discussed. I can get the new 175 Honda v6 with dbw fitted for like 23k and the Yamaha and merc v6 equivalent closer to 29k fitted.
  14. Cladone

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    Yeah I get your comments and appreciate their bases. In terms of personal preference I'd be looking perhaps 175 to 200 Honda, yammies or Suzuki. Or otherwise the proxs 150. I don't know all the theoretical or mathematical technicalities at all. I'm just assuming a v6 higher hp engine with suitable prop would push the same boat to the same speed at lower rpm. My terminology and conclusion could be very ignorant and wrong admittedly but I'm hoping you know what I'm trying to say, but just an assumption based on admittedly very limited understanding
  15. Cladone

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    And no doubt 200 would negate it but would be overkill for the boat, plus balancing budget, fuel efficiency and just wanting the right weight and most suitable engine that's all. Whether it's 150 through to 200 not fussed as such just trying to work out most suitable whatever it may be. The boat with the weight I stated above had the 150 merc 4 stroke and seemed to be fine. We discussed the proxs and I was sold it would be sweet, then started hearing need heavier engine to compensate for bow heaviness, v6 would be more fuel efficient and work less hard to achieve cruise etc so just start
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