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Old 25 September 2014, 19:26   #1
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I am considering buying an Achilles SG140 SIB ($.27 m) with a Tohatsu 30 hp long shaft.

Has anyone out there had any first hand experience with this model.
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A quarter per meter? That's a great price.

I ran an SG140 with a Honda 40 for several years. Great boat, IMO. As with most SIBs, it can be little harsh in choppy waters, and mine was a little tail heavy with the big 4-stroke on there (probably would have been a better compromise with the 50.)

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Thanks. How do you think that a 30 hp 2 stroke will go. Mostly I will have 1 person on board. Sometimes there will be 2-3 spearfishermen on board (no tanks).
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I wish it was a quater per meter. It was a typo. Should have read. 4.25 m.
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Hi all.

A few picks would be good.
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I just ran a very similar inflatable with a 30
ETEC and got close to 25 on the GPS with two adults on board.
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Thanks. How do you think that a 30 hp 2 stroke will go. Mostly I will have 1 person on board. Sometimes there will be 2-3 spearfishermen on board (no tanks).
Should be fine. I was OK with 4 divers and gear. Spearos 3-up I wouldn't think you'll even notice.

I ran with 7 divers and gear for a few hundred yards once; took forever. Max speed at WOT was something like 4mph.

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Thanks for all of your input. Muchly appreciated
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