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Old 18 October 2014, 14:30   #1
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Finally sorted an engine!!

Hi guys,

After many hours trawling eBay and guntree I finally found an outboard...

I now have a Yamaha 30HP Autolube, that I bagged for 795!!! Running as it should, fully serviced, new tiller arm fitted! And it has less than 30 hours on it!!! I will post some photos of it looking very nice on my SIB tomorrow ☺☺☺☺☺

I suppose the main question is... what sort of speeds would I get, 3 and 4 up with 15kgs of kit?
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Old 18 October 2014, 14:44   #2
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Old 18 October 2014, 17:30   #3
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>>>suppose the main question is... what sort of speeds would I get, 3 and 4 up with 15kgs of kit?

Well I guess you will soon be able to tell us! ....but it's going to be a nippy outfit for sure.
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Yep nippy for sure but make sure you wear your kill cord around your wrist and not your ankle....

Believe me, it's not always about falling out of the boat when you need it

But I guess you'll know that already
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Yep nippy for sure but make sure you wear your kill cord around your wrist and not your ankle....

Believe me, it's not always about falling out of the boat when you need it

But I guess you'll know that already


EEK - never put killcord round wrist! it's too easy to come off.

lifejacket / BA attachment or use a Velcro wrist attachment like personal water craft...

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>>> use a Velcro wrist attachment like personal water craft...

Yep that's what I use these days... far more secure than having it round your wrist clipped back to itself.
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Fingers crossed the weather is good next weekend! If it is then I'll be off out and I'll let you know how quick it is Thinking about getting an annual pass thing from Littlehampton Harbour (10 a day or 65 a year) so I can launch and recover there, beats beach launching as there's barely any useable or decent slipways round here! The picture is my SIB and my new Yammie... I just had to re-adjust the floor, hence half of it is delfated!
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Any advice on towing it with the engine on? I can't remove the engine as it's 50kgs! It took 3 people to get it on the in the first place :/ I was going to have it down and resting against the trailer so there is no strain on the transom but this obstructs the number plate (the 1 and G of the reg number, see picture) and transporting it fully up doesn't seem safe, either way it will be tied down using a rachet strap to keep it secure
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>>> use a Velcro wrist attachment like personal water craft...

Yep that's what I use these days... far more secure than having it round your wrist clipped back to itself.
Do you guys have a link to said kill cord wrist strap for future reference
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Any advice on towing it with the engine on? I can't remove the engine as it's 50kgs! It took 3 people to get it on the in the first place :/ I was going to have it down and resting against the trailer so there is no strain on the transom but this obstructs the number plate (the 1 and G of the reg number, see picture) and transporting it fully up doesn't seem safe, either way it will be tied down using a rachet strap to keep it secure
If it's going to be a permanent fixture then you could always look into bolting the engine on to the transom?
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