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Old 05 February 2005, 06:03   #21
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
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Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
I was gonna offer him a lend of my Merc 9.9 but if he's got all thise toys then stuff him...cos I am jealous
Wouldn't be jealous of the Robinson - is it an R22 or R44 - didn't know they did a R30. The R44 aint bad but the 22 - yuch!!!

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Old 05 February 2005, 08:32   #22
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
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Originally Posted by MeMe

Phil, a 3.1 Avon with a 9.9 on the tail will fly, I thnk it may even frighten you. For use on the open sea, great - lets go as fast as we can - however, on tidal esturies, lakes and other such "slaughter grounds", why not consider a 8hp which will, without question chuck you along at a tremendous rate of knots.

Finally, the Lada (Tohatsu). NO - DON'T GO THERE, yes it may be the sensible option but hey - come on - get a grip.

Link to the Yam 8 & 9.9 4st

A 9.9 giving frightening performance? Come on!!!

My 3.5m zodiac SIB is rated for up to 25 hp. In the past I've had (older) 15 & 18 hp 2 strokes which can't get myself & 2 other adults to plane, let alone frighten me. I'll be getting a more modern 20 - 25hp for it this spring. I'd say go with the most power you are legally allowed, you never know when you'll want to take extra gear.

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