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Old 16 February 2006, 15:46   #21
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Oops sorry, missed that. Couple of thoughts, the boat was cheap, keep the engine cheap and simple too so if in a couple of years Mike decides to change then its an easy sellable package. Servicing costs cheap and a DIY job taking an hour tops. Notice how the sub 5m rib owners are always out on the water doing it, lots to be said for small ribs, shown by Daniels (DJL) epic voyage back from Weymouth in 2003. Hmm that gives me an idea

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Is there a story attached to that little snippet about DJL. If so any chance of posting a link. I would like to read it.

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Old 16 February 2006, 16:29   #22
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Nick, I wasn't there (thank god ) so can't add much detail, but on the Sunday a group who cruised down from the Solent to Weymouth found some very rough seas, some decided to stay, but DJL and a couple of others pressed on home arriving exhausted but safe.

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Old 16 February 2006, 17:02   #23
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There certainly is a story attached!

Pete, it was 2002.

Here on RIBnet there are a few words here and some pictures here.
Also, I'm slowly getting round to PDFing all of BIBOA's back issues of Riblines so the issue with another account of the 2002 BIBOA Weymouth cruise will soon be available for download here.

The 2005 BIBOA Weymouth cruise video can be downloaded here, but be warned, it's 180MB.
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Old 16 February 2006, 17:22   #24
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id go for a nice recent yam 50 myself in the two stroke variety, they last well, reliable and a good buy second hand
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Old 16 February 2006, 17:24   #25
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id go for a nice recent yam 50 myself in the two stroke variety, they last well, reliable and a good buy second hand
I agree with this comment.

Love my 4 stroke but its very heavy. Cheaper on fuel and probably cost the same second hand. But if you want out and out performance the Yam 50 2 stroke has to be the ultimate. Get one with PTT and your laughing.
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Old 16 February 2006, 19:04   #26
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I'm slowly getting round to PDFing all of BIBOA's back issues of Riblines so the issue with another account of the 2002 BIBOA Weymouth cruise will soon be available for download here.
Oops, wrong issue! It was the February 2003 issue, and I've uploaded it now. You can find it here.
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My vote for Honda 50. 93kg versus 86 kg for Yam 2 stroke. Add in the extra fuel for the two stroke and oil and its a wash. I burn 6-7 litres per hour at 4600 rpm giving me about 30 mph on a 4.5m aluminum rib. Can't beat that fuel economy!!. Expect the Yam to burn 40% more. Top speed at 39 mph @ 6000 rpm.

However it the quietness and lack of smoke of a four stroke. I don't know why old technology two strokes sell, except they are cheaper. Soon to be banned in North America any ways.
I also think the Honda is the best looking engine and has a great warranty which you will never need. Only downside is lack of EFI versus Yam and Suzuki 50's and an issue around leaving old gas in it for an extended period and clooging the carb's.
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Having just purchased a new honda the dealer told me that 2 strokes of any make will not be available after next year.
Not sure how that will change second hand values , but they were selling new mariners at big discounts
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[QUOTE=Downhilldai;134143] Cheap, yes but Standard shaft. Seariders run Longshafts.



How long is long? I am looking for an engine for a 98 SR4. I'm seeing ads for 16 inch shafts which are obviously too short and other ads for used 20 inch short shaft engines. Is a 20 inch shaft engine correct for this boat? Thanks for any advice.
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Cheap, yes but Standard shaft. Seariders run Longshafts.



How long is long? I am looking for an engine for a 98 SR4. I'm seeing ads for 16 inch shafts which are obviously too short and other ads for used 20 inch short shaft engines. Is a 20 inch shaft engine correct for this boat? Thanks for any advice.
20-21 inch shaft length is right for an SR4. If you're unsure measure from the inside top of the clamp to the anti-cavitation plate(a) (in pic) and then measure from your transom to the bottom of your hull(b). The number for (a) should be the same or an inch less than the number for (b).
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