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Old 19 December 2003, 14:22   #11
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6.5m is too big to tow behind my car(sensibly) and i will struggle to store it where i plan to store a 6m.
remember to check LOA or waterline length, jasons 6m is 6.5 loa
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remember to check LOA or waterline length, jasons 6m is 6.5 loa
I would even go further and say check the weight specially if you have a specific car in mind for towing.

The weight of my Seahawk with full fuel , no persons on board is
1050kg, then of course the weight of the trailer, not sure about this. My trailer is twin axel. But you could comfortably use a single axel trailer.

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Old 19 December 2003, 15:35   #13
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USA site listing cost with legs

http://www.go-fast.com/mercury_mercr...ine_Prices.asp


also compering it to 135 hp petrol in and out board. Bla bla bla

http://www.popularmechanics.com/outd...er/print.phtml

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Old 19 December 2003, 17:12   #14
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jasons 6m is 6.5 loa
Did check that. Jasons 6m has a 6.2m loa.

How did you get the 600kg for the weight of your boat in the spec you sent me Andre?
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Old 19 December 2003, 17:37   #15
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Did check that. Jasons 6m has a 6.2m loa.

How did you get the 600kg for the weight of your boat in the spec you sent me Andre?
Sorry that is boat only without engine . I should have said that
will modify spec

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Old 20 December 2003, 09:26   #16
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Yes i am serious but not only is it over my buget too, i think 6.5m is too big to tow behind my car(sensibly) and i will struggle to store it where i plan to store a 6m.

Change yer car.

I'm sure you could squeeze in half a metre extra length. Reshape the hedge, dent the garage door etc.

Where there's a will, there's a way.
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Old 20 December 2003, 09:56   #17
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Im not struggling too much for length.

However if it gets much wider it wont fit through the gate at the end of the drive.

And i dont have enough height for the a-frame so either ill "adjust the garage" or leave the back end of the boat sticking out with a cover over it.

Its not a proper enclosed garage....more of a large shelter
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However if it gets much wider it wont fit through the gate at the end of the drive.....

There's an obvious solution there...... how are you with a spade?
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Old 21 December 2003, 09:34   #19
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Mercruiser 1.7 ............I have found the engine and alpha1 drive in America for 4700. So it would cost under 5500 to buy it and ship it back.
4700 is a very good price for the package, but your estimate of 800 isn't too realistic if I'm correct in thinking that's for getting it back here with all shipping and duties paid.

You need to be aware that packages bought in the States are normally ex propeller, so you need to factor that cost in. You also need to realise the warranty situation, although they have a "world wide warranty", it will only be for a year, not two. You also need to know how the system works, coz when your motor goes wrong, your friendly british dealer has to submit the serial number to Barrus for authorisation to do warranty work, and this shows the motor to be a grey import. Not really a problem other than there tends to be a lengthy delay whilst the dealer waits for spare parts, sometimes months pass before the part turns up!!

The other problem is finding someone to install it. The cost of installation is normally lost by the boat builder when he gets to supply the package, so you normally don't appreciate the true costs involved. Having a boat built without a motor is a lot different to having a boat built ready to accept a motor!!!
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Old 21 December 2003, 11:04   #20
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I have tken into account most of what you've said. I know the warrenty will only be valid if installed by a certified mercury fitter.

Hadn't thought about the prop though.....

As for the boat Humber were going to charge 600 to have the hull mods incorporated ready to take the diesel.
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