Newbie member - advice needed
Hi I'm Mark and I have just acquired my first RIB.
Having driven many small RIB's over the last few years as a helper and safety driver for my son's racing class (Toppers) I decided that next year's program called for our own support boat. I have now got a 4.5M avon searider (2000) in very good nick but with a Sea-water damaged 70Hp Yamaha engine.The motor will initially be removed from the boat and stored pending engineers advice.
I am looking for a suitable 40-50 Hp replacement.
Here's where I need some advice. I have the opportunity to buy a 50Hp Selva 2 stroke with automatic oil mixing of 2001 vintage. Its not done too many hours and is quite a light engine including electric start,P,T&T. Now apart from having a reasonable regard for Italian engineering nous, I know nothing about Selva as a brand or even if they are actually Italian built.
Can anyone tell me anything about their experience with these motors or Selva in general?
** Kids in Toppers? ... Like herding Cats!.. But HARDER!!** :-))