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Old 25 January 2009, 04:06   #11
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I am not - I want MORE power - a 400hp would be great but as they aren't available I will have to settle for a 350hp Verado. With the sudden collapse of the £ it will have to wait a while though - it is almost double the price I was hoping to pay!!!
More power ??? why?
We manage 60+ knots with ours and that is only for very short spurts!
Try the Verado over the 2 stroke its fantastic!
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Old 25 January 2009, 04:15   #12
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Would you position the tank etc over the transom?
No, so true. My boat has a definite max at 300 hp so that'll do it for me. I'm in Sweden so the sterling has gone the right way for me .
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Old 25 January 2009, 04:55   #13
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I am not - I want MORE power - a 400hp would be great but as they aren't available I will have to settle for a 350hp Verado. With the sudden collapse of the £ it will have to wait a while though - it is almost double the price I was hoping to pay!!!
I WANT a 40ft Fairline, the £ can go up, down and dance around, but I still wont be able to afford one.
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Old 25 January 2009, 05:13   #14
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I WANT a 40ft Fairline, the £ can go up, down and dance around, but I still wont be able to afford one.
Have you thought about trading in the Crownline?
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Old 25 January 2009, 05:15   #15
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Have you thought about trading in the Crownline?
Or stretching it by 22ft.
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Old 25 January 2009, 11:24   #16
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More power ??? why?
We manage 60+ knots with ours and that is only for very short spurts!
Try the Verado over the 2 stroke its fantastic!
My boat is quite a bit heavier than yours - I think I will need 350hp to break the 60 barrier - 60mph would be great but if I can hit 60kts I will be in heaven - hopefully not at the same time............

The main reason I want a bigger engine is for fuel economy - less time spent at WOT.
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Old 25 January 2009, 11:27   #17
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..The main reason I want a bigger engine is for fuel economy - less time spent at WOT.
So, with these savings, what would be the payback period on the additional outlay of a new motor?
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Old 25 January 2009, 11:29   #18
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So, with these savings, what would be the payback period on the additional outlay of a new motor?
It won't - what it will really mean is that my economical cruising speed will rise from 25kts to 40kts for about the same fuel usage - I hope!!!
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Is the 'new engine' going to be a long drawn out saga with no forseeable end?
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It won't - what it will really mean is that my economical cruising speed will rise from 25kts to 40kts for about the same fuel usage - I hope!!!
So you may have some money for a trailer

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