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Old 06 August 2016, 08:16   #31
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Little Nelly, great name! Good to hear the update many happy voyages to you
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Old 06 August 2016, 13:30   #32
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Great set up Ash, nice one. Super rig you've got, spot on first time round.
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Little Nelly, great name!
I thought so too. Note early use of Go-Pro:

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Old 08 August 2016, 16:37   #34
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Old 15 August 2016, 03:47   #35
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Excellent. A great setup,plenty of hours of fun ahead.
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Excellent. A great setup,plenty of hours of fun ahead.
Thanks. Spent most of the weekend on her. Stopping at coastal pubs and small inlets.
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.....and that's what it's all about.
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Good choice , i also purchased a 4m Honwave with the Ali floor and also went for the 20hp Honda , i read loads of stuff about being too heavy etc but decided i'm a strong chap and decided to go down that route.

Yeah it's heavy and the 20 hp is on the limit of what would be safe for one guy to manage , the setup is fine once you suss the floor assembly , we manage to get the 5 of us + kit + boat and engine into a rangerover without a roof box , all good . I made a stand for the gear so the floor bag goes in first , engine on top and the main boat sits on the stand , it fits well and nothing gets damaged from the weight of the various items.
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I went for the 25 HP 4 stroke in the end.
I don't understand this and to me it doesn't make sense why manufacturers are selling any of these. When I picked my SIB up there was a Excel RIB with 25HP Suzuki and side by side it was a magnitude bigger than my 20HP, a third heavier and probably 1K more expensive for just 5HP!

The reason I chose 20HP was because it is the same weight as the 15HP, and only a couple of hundred pounds more expensive. Following the same logic why buy 25HP when you could run a 30HP which would be less stressed pushing the same load? At least you get 10HP for the extra weight and price penalty. However in this category there's also the E-TEC 25 to consider which I might have purchased if they didn't make them so darned heavy (don't know the price comparison with Suzuki 25 though).
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You might not have spotted that Ash is using his outfit from a trailer which is a luxury that negates the worry over outboard weights.

The Suzuki 25 has 50% greater capacity and is a smoother running outboard as it's a 3cyl rather than ours being a 2cyl... you will notice once you get out ours has an odd offbeat vibration due to its cylinder configuration.... and if money weren't an issue I'd choose a 25 for a trailer outfit if the transom was rated for it.... but no way could I lift its 62kg for a daily setup.

I note from my local dealer the 25 is 470 more than the 20 but the 30 is a whopping 1070 more. So as usual these price differces are both tempting and also barriers depending on your point of view... or what you tell the Mrs.
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