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Old 14 September 2005, 09:36   #11
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I wonder how well the 15hp will propel my big RIB??? Hopefully be able to use it for pottering around - may save me some fuel.

Baby RIB(alright SIB)will be great chucked into the back of the car to go to the med etc - would have been great in Gib last year!!!

If only it was still summer I would be temted to go to Guernsey in it - or is that a little too ambitious???
nice one

i have the 340 airdeck version with a 15 yam 2 stroke, couple of tips

if you dont have an electric inflator then the ones in argos or cheap shops that cost around 7 quid are great for inflating most of the way up and deflating to make it easier to get in the bag thing

i also propped mine up to 12 pitch and it goes like stink, slower out of the hole so to speak but i get excellent cruise and top end

also wheels are vary considerably in the impact they have on towing and moving and dragging up beachs, i got the most expensive ones with bent curved arms which put the wheels under the boat when down and they are amazing

my engine a 9.9 but converted it to a 15 for 30 quid

had a bombard tropic which was not very good in comparison and also have an ax3 as a tender

dont let bass touch the floor or tubes as they will make tiny microscopic holes in it for you!!!!!!!

in meva this year we came across a shark longer than the boat by around 1-2 foot each end, but did not have camera or phone to capture the moment...

we should get together for a trip to france in our sibs, ;-)
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Old 14 September 2005, 09:49   #12
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Mine is just a tender really 5knts max, but lots of fun

1 me bird spotting!
2 My brother in law using my tender to my tender
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Old 17 September 2005, 08:14   #13
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I've got the opertunity to purchase a Quicksilver 310 with airdeck, and wheels, and Mariner 4hp. Whole package only used twice so its in excellent condition. Bloke wants 600 for it. What do we think?
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Bite his arm off! Then resell it on boatsandoutboards for 1k.
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Wish I had gone for an airdeck but the wooden floor is getting easier every time I set it up - makes the boat really solid and has to be heavier duty than an airdeck!!!

Was hoping to go out today in it but weather not as good as they promised - maybe Sunday!!!

I also have the HD wheels and they make life so much easier - ESSENTIAL fit in my opinion!!!

600 is a VERY good deal - same boat as mine - still think my bargain was even better though 1050 for a Suzuki 15hp 4 stroke AND the boat - bloody bonkers!!! Really was only used 3 times before I had it!!!
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Old 17 September 2005, 14:22   #16
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nice one

i have the 340 airdeck version with a 15 yam 2 stroke, couple of tips

if you dont have an electric inflator then the ones in argos or cheap shops that cost around 7 quid are great for inflating most of the way up and deflating to make it easier to get in the bag thing

i also propped mine up to 12 pitch and it goes like stink, slower out of the hole so to speak but i get excellent cruise and top end


we should get together for a trip to france in our sibs, ;-)
Already came with one - got a stirrup type pump for 7 from our local RANGE shop - also a bellows footpump for 3.50 - local Yacht chandler wanted 25 for each pump!!!

Remember my engine will also need to power a 9m RIB - maybe 2 different props in order!!!

As to a trip to France - maybe one day - Thames is looking promising though - easier to get it to London than a big boat!!!
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Old 19 September 2005, 03:56   #17
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I've got the opertunity to purchase a Quicksilver 310 with airdeck, and wheels, and Mariner 4hp. Whole package only used twice so its in excellent condition. Bloke wants 600 for it. What do we think?
Have you got this yet?
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I thought about it too long; should have said yes; hes sold it to someone else

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I thought about it too long; should have said yes; hes sold it to someone else

Yep, sounds like it was a bargin!
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Got to be quick - it was bank holiday weekend when I saw mine for sale - had to go to cashpoint just before and just after midnight - then called into 6 Tesco stores to get 50 cashback each time - then striaght up to Brum to pick it up!!! Said he had about 10 phone calls whilst I was on my way up to him!!!
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