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Old 13 August 2015, 12:04   #21
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Looks like the correct shaft length for you SIB... but ask him to measure to be sure. Price is about the right starting price if it starts easily, runs nicely and looks mint under the hood plus it has its tank/line.

Little bit of alloy corrosion that needs spraying on the leg to tidy it.

Nearer 500 might be a target to aim for and see where it ends up??
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Old 13 August 2015, 12:23   #22
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Thanks chaps!!

Well I thought I'd offer 500.. But I'd run to 550. The tank and fuel lines are included too.

That sound about right?

He's been running it on a 3.2m SIB. I'm fairly sure it's correct length now.. thanks Fenlander. I've messaged him to check..

Will let you know how I get on!
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Old 13 August 2015, 14:42   #23
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Thanks chaps!!

Well I thought I'd offer 500.. But I'd run to 550. The tank and fuel lines are included too.

That sound about right?

He's been running it on a 3.2m SIB. I'm fairly sure it's correct length now.. thanks Fenlander. I've messaged him to check..

Will let you know how I get on!
Excellent engine, looks clean. Make sure you see it start and run, check the tell tail and listen for any bearing noise (its very obvious if its not well). They have been selling for up to 800 all summer, grab it quick and get out on the water.
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Old 13 August 2015, 14:44   #24
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It is vital to keep it at the correct pressure, forgot my pump once and only managed to foot pump it up to 3 bar not great but going slow on calm water it was ok
Just in case any newbies are reading, really, really dont inflate to anywhere near 3 bar, your floor will go bang in a big way
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Old 13 August 2015, 17:55   #25
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I think it will be fine with an 8 on it, I had the same boat with a Yamaha 8hp four stroke on for a couple of years and it would easily plane with two adults onboard , I would think it should just about plane with two adults and two children. As mentioned the pressure in the floor is very important , the floor is basically a fairly flat floor with an inflatable keel underneath and if not up to pressure the floor would bend in the middle above the keel and also ripple (especially if someone kneels down in the front of the boat )and really reduce the performance of the boat. I would also recommend a bravo pump to get the right pressure and save setting up time.
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Old 13 August 2015, 19:14   #26
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Many thanks for the tips and information all of you...

Just to let you know, I managed a price of just 500 on the 8hp Yamaha, incl tank, two fuel lines and all the original manuals etc. Feeling quite chuffed with that!

Good to hear it should plane with two adults on board as well! I hoped it would. Thanks for the comment on the Bravo pump as well. I will definitely be purchasing one of those!

I'll let you know how it performs once I've picked up the outboard and had a chance to play with it...
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Old 14 August 2015, 02:17   #27
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My totally bad, got my psi and bars mixed up
So so sorry
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Old 14 August 2015, 02:34   #28
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Well done on buying it... and at that price. I think it will be OK for your needs but you would be in for a certain profit if you prove it runs nicely and then wanted to sell late spring/early summer next year.
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Thanks Fenlander.. YEs, I'm pretty chuffed at that price. I will give it a 'proper' clean up once the season is over, and attend to the bits of corrosion on it. Hopefully come next year it will sell on for a small profit..

I'm already eyeing up a 3.8m boat with a 15 or 20hp engine for next year...! ;-)

Thanks for all your replies folks! I will report back (with pics) once I've got out and about in it!
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