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Old 01 January 2012, 07:13   #11
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What are your thoughts on wasting my time with a useless answer? The transom weight rating is 110KG. I am quickly reminded why I never bother with these forums.
Hey fella, this isn't Ask.com - What's Your Question?. If this is your posting style, I can see why forums aren't for you. If you want an opinion/help/info, there's no shortage here.

Likewise, if you want a scrap...
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Old 01 January 2012, 09:53   #12
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What are your thoughts on wasting my time with a useless answer? The transom weight rating is 110KG. I am quickly reminded why I never bother with these forums.
Well I've got another 18 days offshore to pass so I can carry on if you like?
What I was meaning is that with a 50hp on flooding hull you could run the risk of swamping, I had a 2 stroke Yam 55 and the transom top was close to the water.

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V true. Chewy is one of the most helpful on here, with over 4k posts.

He'll have meant well I'm sure. His opening gambit was welcome!
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First day of the year I've already upset some one lol.
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Old 01 January 2012, 09:56   #13
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Hey fella, this isn't Ask.com - What's Your Question?. If this is your posting style, I can see why forums aren't for you. If you want an opinion/help/info, there's no shortage here.

Likewise, if you want a scrap...
I guess I don't have a "posting style"...too much to do to be wasting time on the internet to develop one, I guess. I was just looking for some advice and the first reply I got came across as sarcastic and rude to me. If my interpretation was wrong, I guess that's the risk of using humor in a passive-agressive internet forum. Speaking of passive agressive...no, I don't want a "scrap"...or whatever...this isn't pub room, tough guy.
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Old 01 January 2012, 10:01   #14
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I guess I don't have a "posting style"...too much to do to be wasting time on the internet to develop one, I guess. I was just looking for some advice and the first reply I got came across as sarcastic and rude to me. If my interpretation was wrong, I guess that's the risk of using humor in a passive-agressive internet forum. Speaking of passive agressive...no, I don't want a "scrap"...or whatever...this isn't pub room, tough guy.
I thought you'd have learnt by reading the other posts that my first post was a welcome one and a note of humour regards a 50hp 4 stroke been potentially too heavy.

Willk is again another person who contributes some very helpful posts and also like me, likes to have a bit of a lol.

If you want to gain help from this forum its probably best to be a little more friendly?
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I guess I don't have a "posting style"...too much to do to be wasting time on the internet to develop one, I guess. I was just looking for some advice and the first reply I got came across as sarcastic and rude to me. If my interpretation was wrong, I guess that's the risk of using humor in a passive-agressive internet forum. Speaking of passive agressive...no, I don't want a "scrap"...or whatever...this isn't pub room, tough guy.

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Anyway...aside from the poster above, you all were very kind in "gently" letting me know that the joke is clearly on me here and my apologies to Chewy for a sarcastic response. I'm sure if he can see why getting that as a first post in a new forum set me off on the wrong foot

Guess the humor got lost somewhere on it's way back across the pond...either that or I'm too numb to recognize it


My thanks to the useful posts...for those that actually want to keep it on topic, I think I'll be looking for a low hour used two stoke Yam
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Glad we've kissed and made up

Are you looking at getting an outboard in the US or one shipped from the UK?
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A good sense of humour always goes goes down well on here TC, looks like you have adopted one already Happy New Year
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DON'T let Chewy kiss you. He uses tongues.


The 50hp 2 stroke Yam with PTT really is the best option if you're going for a 50hp on it.It really will make you grin if you want to be a nutter and it's not overly heavy.

You could always go for a 40hp-it'll still be quick, but I much prefer the larger propped Yam 50 2stroke engines. Apart from anything else, if you need to tow anything with it, it'll be a breeze. It'll also stand on its prop if you want it to
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I run 4 x sr4's with f30's on the back which I can get around 25kts from with the correct prop and 2 people on board on flat water.

The f30 and f40 are the same engine and weigh in at 89kg. The f50 is 110kg. I wouldn't want the transom any lower at rest and I'd imagine that extra 20kg would make a lot of difference to the way it sits and handles.
If funds allows I'd go for a new f40. Not much less power but a lot less weight so probably just as quick as the 50.
I'm not sure I'd want more than 40 on the back having driven one a few years ago. I've never driven one with 50 on but it will chine walk a fair bit with a 30 at WOT when trimmed out and one person on board. Ease of a bit, trim in or put another person onboard sorts it but a 50 must be scary!

I'm amazed at how much more efficient the new fuel injection f30's are than than the old triple carb versions. The 40 can't be that much more thirsty as its the same engine just detuned a bit, presumably by electronics or restricting the exhaust.

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