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Old 25 August 2014, 04:35   #11
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Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
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I've currently got a Mariner 15hp 2 stroke short shaft for sale as well as Honwave T38IE due to a recent rib purchase.
Engine is excellent and goes really well and is lightweight which for a SIB is one of the best power- weight available
Engine 2002 in very good condition- Selling engine for 800.
Located Christchurch Dorset if interested. PM me if you're interested
Bargain engine price!
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Old 25 August 2014, 06:35   #12
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The Zodiac 2.85 (solid floor, air keel) is rated to an 8hp maximum, with a maximum transom load of 38kg
When l was buying the engine, l posted on here about the hp rating on the boat. The general opinion was that the extra 1.8 hp over the max rated engine hp would not be an issue.

I spoke to my boat insurers, and they were not concerned either. The hull is rated to 17mph and above this speed it is perfectly stable, but becomes harder to steer.

I tend to stay at about 15mph on the rare occasions we are somewhere that allows higher speeds. Even in the estuary at Fowey there was a 6mph speed limit.
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