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Old 25 November 2004, 01:53   #11
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Hi folks

Hmmm, 25/30 hp on a 3m sib? I must admit that it sounds a bit too much. As you may have seen from previous threads I've had to take special measures to keep the nose down on my 3.4 when I'm going solo and I have the maximum allowed 15hp. However if the plate says 25 hp.....

The main problem is the shaft length. The sib will most certainly have been designed for a SHORT shaft engine. The longer shaft will alter the handling and tend to lift the bow. Even an engine well within the hp limit but with a LONG shaft would cause problems. A combination of over power/extra rear weight/shaft too long would not be good

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Old 25 November 2004, 02:48   #12
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Sorry to hijack your thread for a moment, Scott!

So come on then, Keith - what are the 'big plans'? Start a new thread and spill the beans!
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Old 25 November 2004, 03:15   #13
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Alan Priddy...you've got to have some Yamaha advice? (Besides 'don't hit a lobster pot' )


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Old 25 November 2004, 05:18   #14
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me thinks i need a new engine...
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Old 25 November 2004, 06:23   #15
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or a bigger boat.
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Old 25 November 2004, 06:28   #16
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cant roll a bigger boat up and put it in the back of my landrover.

Cant tow a trailer, no room to keep a trailer/bigger boat...


the boats the right sort of size.
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A 380.......

........rolls away to not much more than most other smaller sibs. It will certainly fit in the back of a landy with room to spare. Further, a 380 is a whole lot of boat capable of so much more than anything below 3 mtrs (and before you all start - oh yes it is)

I have a pal sellin this one for around 1500 ish with a lovely 15 on the tail.
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mine is actually around 360

I think...

Without actually finding out more about the model i dont know other than rough measurements i took myself.

but no one has ever heard of a Astral AS30

Edit: if i could afford 1500 for a boat i wouldnt have this problem

(Engine, Boat, Fuel tank and a few other items are all freebies from different people)
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Nowt wrong..........

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Edit: if i could afford 1500 for a boat i wouldnt have this problem, Boat, Fuel tank and a few other items are all freebies from different people)
.........with that mate. I started with a 425 Mirror and after buying and selling several boats over 3 years I put myself in my dream boat. Boatings boating whatever your in. If you need anything to get you going let us (the collective forum) know, I'm sure we've got plenty of odds and sods lying around that may assit you. I've a bloody shed and garage full, I'm a terrible hoarder.
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Right now i need a 20-30hp short shaft engine... Just as long as it runs i dont mind if it needs a bit of work (the yamaha needed at least a new Tiller arm and fitting kit as it was operated remotely)

and i'd gladly swap the Long Shaft one for it...
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