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Old 27 July 2004, 07:37   #21
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I don’t know if we have just been unlucky with the auto-lube engines but now most of the clubs opinion is “if we cant get a pre-mix 2 stroke we’ll go for a 4 stroke”
I ve got a 1992 Suzuki 40 which is oil injected, I ve had it since October last year and I ve had to strip down the carb twice has anybody else had similar problems with autolube/ oil injected outboards.

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Old 27 July 2004, 08:37   #22
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No I have a 1992 Johnson GT V4 100hp had it from new (1994) with no problems to data!
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Old 27 July 2004, 14:18   #23
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thanks guys for input.

I will stay with the 25hp then.

I hope my boating buddies dont become bored, cos im not wanting to end up a sad lonely old muppet in a boat!

Bikes are bad enough on the lonley front - thats if you're not talking shite with the boys, standing round with yer bike doing nothing.
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Old 27 July 2004, 15:31   #24
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thanks guys for input.

I will stay with the 25hp then.

I hope my boating buddies dont become bored, cos im not wanting to end up a sad lonely old muppet in a boat!

Bikes are bad enough on the lonley front - thats if you're not talking shite with the boys, standing round with yer bike doing nothing.
Timmy you had a BMW GS 1150 and found biking lonely
HOW

They must have the largest following of all bikes in the world, I have been out on many rides with our local GSUK club even though I didn’t have a GS, you couldn’t find a friendlier bunch of people.
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Old 27 July 2004, 16:01   #25
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Timmy,

Congratulations on ordering your new boat!

My first boat was a Zodiac MKII GT (13ft 9 inches), which I had for three and a half years. It had a 15hp Mariner and was regularly used to go from Itchenor (Chichester Harbour) to I.O.W. Great fun, if a little hard when it landed! One particularly memorable landing was about 6-8 ft off the top of a large wake outside Poole Harbour. I wasn't very popular with my wife for a while after that!

I'd like to say that I've learnt from the experience but I'm hoping that with my next boat (2006) I won't feel a thing!

The Futura hull was pretty new when I got the Zodiac (about 18 years ago) but it seemed like a great way to cushion the bumps and, by all accounts, works well.

I'm sure that your boat will go like the wind with your chosen engine.

Good luck!

Chris.

P.S. I turned to the dark side for a while ("Aries II") but I've reformed and am now working towards a new RIB!
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Old 31 July 2004, 08:15   #26
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Jackwabbit,
ur right about the BMW following.

After years riding all sorts of bikes i have just decided to give them a rest. Besides, reading all the hype and sh*te about the next new bike to hit the road has got a little tiring.

So, Im taking to the water!

Cheers Chris, I pick up my new Futura and outboard on Mon - i think thats 2nd August - from Falmouth.

Yep, i cant wait.

Have sorted out a 20m chain and rope with 4lb Hooker anchor; is that a near enough correct set up for my 4m+ boat, anyone?
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...thats if you're not talking shite with the boys, standing round with yer bike doing nothing.
Plus ca change, plus ce la meme chose

What's a 4lb hooker? You're probably best off with a small-medium folding grapnel, a couple of metres of chain and length of rope four times the depth you'll be anchoring in. Yes, I know the books say six times, but who really puts out that much rope for a summer picnic? Bit different for a yacht overnight in a storm!
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