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Old 21 December 2012, 17:36   #21
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A Y Class?

I just picked one up today
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Old 21 December 2012, 17:50   #22
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I just picked one up today
Yep. Any photos of yours? You will enjoy!
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Old 21 December 2012, 17:56   #23
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A few pics, I don't know a lot about them but she's absolutely mint, the engine too.

I've been looking to see what equipment she would carry, but can't find a list. Also been trying to find out what compass fits on the tubes?
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A few pics, I don't know a lot about them but she's absolutely mint, the engine too.

I've been looking to see what equipment she would carry, but can't find a list. Also been trying to find out what compass fits on the tubes?
Looks great

Very jealous of the engine! Mine has had the transom cut down by about an inch, bit of a pain as I get a lot of spray from my outboard.

The compass you are after is the Silva 70UN. I ended up buying mine from a cycling shop as it was the cheapest online.

If you can see the original service number, mine was visible underneath the hull. Ask on lifeboat24-7.co.uk and they will give you the history.

Does your floor mat have the cut out for a fuel tank?
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Looks great

Very jealous of the engine! Mine has had the transom cut down by about an inch, bit of a pain as I get a lot of spray from my outboard.

The compass you are after is the Silva 70UN. I ended up buying mine from a cycling shop as it was the cheapest online.

If you can see the original service number, mine was visible underneath the hull. Ask on lifeboat24-7.co.uk and they will give you the history.

Does your floor mat have the cut out for a fuel tank?
Cool thanks

No cut out as I have two fuel bladders
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No cut out as I have two fuel bladders
Noticed your floor didn't have a cut out, mine has a space on the starboard side for a fuel tank. I have just got hold of an extra fuel bladder so now have almost 60litres fuel capacity! Not bad for a little SIB, and so much better than the plastic tanks.
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The compass you are after is the Silva 70UN. I ended up buying mine from a cycling shop as it was the cheapest online.

If you can see the original service number, mine was visible underneath the hull. Ask on lifeboat24-7.co.uk and they will give you the history.
Was this the place?

Silva Compass 70 UN | Compasses | 497 - Cycle Sports UK

I'll get the number tomorrow

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now have almost 60litres fuel capacity!
Fancy round Isle of Wight?
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Silva Compass 70 UN | Compasses | 497 - Cycle Sports UK

I'll get the number tomorrow
That was the one, although one appeared on here for sale just after I bought it. Might be worth checking if its still avaliable.

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I'd give it a go. Only ever used mine in Devon/Cornwall, did do a fairly long trip out of Falmouth in September, along with a D-class, and must say I hurt the next day. Probably shouldn't have really been out in a 3.5m boat with a 9.9hp engine, but did manage to get the prop out the water a few times

I get as much enjoyment, maybe more, from this little boat as my old searider and mariner 40.
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I'm sure I had one of those compass's on the 4.7 I sold to Trevor G

Thinking of going out for a test between xmas and the new year and if all's well go from Lymington to Yarmouth on the nacho run
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Id say i need another 50 & im good to go!
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