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bigz posted 07-17-2001 02:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for bigz  
Read the news story here--

http://www.boating-industry.com/news.asp?mode=4&N_ID=24087

nice order at about $10.5k per engine for 500 of them ---

triblet posted 07-17-2001 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
$10.5K for a 35HP. But submersible to 65'
and can be locked out from a submarine.

Not terribly useful on an unsinkable boat.
;-)

Chuck

Eric posted 07-17-2001 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
It's a 55 horse, not a 35, and it must be a ficht engine, since they're not carbed. Interesting story, thanks.
counterstrike posted 07-17-2001 10:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for counterstrike    
Tech newz:
Now we have High pressure Fuel Injection.
WE Do Have High pressure Fuel and Air Injection (One valve = Exhaust) Air & fuel are injected into a cylinder through two seperate injector nozzles, combustion takes place, then the Exhaust is forced out the valve.....

This technique is used in some of the USA's Weapons arsenal.

flwhaler posted 07-19-2001 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for flwhaler  Send Email to flwhaler     
Hum..where can I get one?
Bigshot posted 07-19-2001 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
They are selling the old 35's. Sometimes on E-bay. They have a funky jet system on them, unlike the factory jets.
SuburbanBoy posted 07-19-2001 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
At about $11,000 for each 55hp outboard, it makes the Yamaha 225hp 4-stroke seem cheap at $17,000.

sub

bigz posted 07-19-2001 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Come again on 17k for the new 225 Yamaha 4 stroke add a few thousnd or let me know the dealer that will sell them at $17 would be appreciated -- Z
reelescape1 posted 07-19-2001 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
Check out boats.net...they have the 2002 Yam 225F priced at $13,254...
Bigshot posted 07-19-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ditto on the $13k. List is $17.
Bigshot posted 07-19-2001 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ditto onthe $13k. $17k is list. that 100 looks tempting.
bigz posted 07-19-2001 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Thanks Reel -- always wanted to know the scam on this deal -- well I inquired about purchasing a pair of them --- a "dealer" is supposed to contact me in 24 to 48 hours --- so I'll play the game and let you know just how good a "deal" this turns out to be --

Z

Bigshot posted 07-19-2001 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I was contacted quickly and they are legit. They said they would "work with me" on the prices listed.
reelescape1 posted 07-19-2001 02:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
Good deal, keep us posted...
bigz posted 07-19-2001 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Got an email pretty fast from an operation in Florida just south of Orlando -- same for you BigS? Only problem is they won't ship anything over 40 hp! They have to rig the boat there at $55 an hour (actually not bad) -- won't even ship to my marina which is a Yamaha dealer for rigging -- the other kicker they would not firm up the prices --- said that if I got the boat to them would "work" on the price --- think I'll now try to by a 40hp for our 13
Bigshot posted 07-19-2001 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I live 1.5 hours from Orlando so that was not an obstacle. $55/hr aint bad either as long as it stays under 7-8hrs. On a 13 it takes about 2 hours to mount. My 17 being it already has a Yamaha will take about the same.

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