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Old 28 August 2008, 09:35   #11
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BRP has also set up manufacuring facilities in China for their ETEC outboards. I'm not sure if it is for their whole line or just certain models. Sign of the times, I suppose. I heard that the Chinese themeselves are now setting up factories in other countries where they can find even cheaper labour.
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Old 28 August 2008, 15:56   #12
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Lord Pol, As always waisting precious available space with your personal issues.

* Woops sorry for not reading the profile (no one does)

Have just received 10 Tohatsu 18 HP, 5-50 HP, 2 strokes, new all black/red model. Anybody wants/needs one.

* Thanks English Proffesor, Next time will probably write in Spanish.

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Old 28 August 2008, 16:04   #13
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Rather than buy new I will probably go for second hand for now - get back into the swing of it before spending more money. I have 2 nice packages on offer at the moment:

1. A 380 Zodiac Mk 2C GT 380 with a Mariner 30 HP on a Trailer


2. A Yam 430 with a Mariner 25 on tha back - no trailer


Questions:

1. How much room would there be in the 380 for 3 people with diving
gear for 2 of them - and would this cope with the weight


2. Is a 25 on a 430 big enough to get it on the plane with 3 people and
diving gear for 2 people?


3. Is the Zodiac a better quality boat?


Any advice / comments welcomed
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Lord Pol, As always waisting precious available space with your personal issues.

* Woops sorry for not reading the profile (no one does)

Have just received 10 Tohatsu 18 HP, 5-50 HP, 2 strokes, new all black/red model. Anybody wants/needs one.

* Thanks English Proffesor, Next time will probably write in Spanish.

Happy Sibbing
Loco, how about instead of being obsessed that I have some sort of vendetta against you, you actually answer the point. I genuinely don't know if you were saying the boats were good or bad perhaps you can clarify?
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Old 31 August 2008, 00:19   #15
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Loco, how about instead of being obsessed that I have some sort of vendetta against you, you actually answer the point. I genuinely don't know if you were saying the boats were good or bad perhaps you can clarify?
Pol, nobody is obsessed, but instead of giving me free public English classes, that nobody is interested in, why don't you simply ask properly: " I genuinely don't know if you were saying the boats were good or bad perhaps you can clarify ? "

I cannot give a true opinion for a product that don't know, haven't owned or never seen, so I will assume the product is good as the engines. If you aren't a pro boater, just a summer user, don't plan to leave you boat on water & sun all year long, have a low budget, it could be a nice alternative to more costly boats. Have a look, reinforced Heavy Duty PVC 1.2 mm 6.20 Rib, accepts 120 HP engine for less than $ 8,500 bucks (engine not included) see complete line of accesories to match. And definitely Tohatsu boating has come to stay.

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[QUOTE=GraemeCooper;261440] Rather than buy new I will probably go for second hand for now - get back into the swing of it before spending more money. I have 2 nice packages on offer at the moment:

1. A 380 Zodiac Mk 2C GT 380 with a Mariner 30 HP on a Trailer

2. A Yam 430 with a Mariner 25 on tha back - no trailer

Questions:

1. How much room would there be in the 380 for 3 people with diving
gear for 2 of them - and would this cope with the weight

* Tight room, engine 30 HP OK, 430 better option*

2. Is a 25 on a 430 big enough to get it on the plane with 3 people and
diving gear for 2 people

* Will plane, balance correctly towards bow, 30 HP engine much better performer,
* Convert Mariner 25 to 30 HP, if 2 strokes, look for conversion method on threads.
* Buy a used trailer

3. Is the Zodiac a better quality boat?

* By quality you mean: boat built or fabric material ?
* Zodiac is Strongan made, a fancy French name for PVC
* Yam, probably PVC too, Asian Built
* Compare both and decide.

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Wooooooow!

Talk about a blast from the past

The quicksilver 430's are a great package and on special offer at the minute.

Drop me an email off the website, we must catch up!

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I have been offered a package with a Tohatsu 4.2m SIB and a 30HP Tohatsu Enginehave seen these fro sale etc but never seen one for real so to speak. Anyone know if these are any good - and how they compare to the Quicksilver / Yam / Excel / Mariner / Mercury ranges. Thanks
I was looking at a quicksilver sib last week when i took my boat to the dealers , he said they were about to take on the tohatsu sibs and rib and was very impressed with them . Pretty much the same as quicksilver for quality was his opinion.
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I was looking at a quicksilver sib last week when i took my boat to the dealers , he said they were about to take on the tohatsu sibs and rib and was very impressed with them . Pretty much the same as quicksilver for quality was his opinion.
Told you guys "Tohatsu sibs & ribs have come to stay", cheers for that!

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