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Old 20 June 2012, 17:07   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
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Great stuff, good luck with it Pete.

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Old 02 July 2012, 22:27   #22
Country: USA
Town: Jacksonville, Florida
Boat name: Blue Bomber
Make: Bombard
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard Nissan 8hp
Join Date: Jun 2012
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As a data point for you, I have an 8hp Tohatsu carborated 2 stroke on our 11 foot bombard sport boat. I can plane it easy with my son and I (340# total body weight) and it'll do 17 to 20 mph depending on waves & wind. The motor weighs 55 # has been very reliable and always easy to start. I pluged up the water inlet and overheated it last year. The tell tale was blowing spoke for several minutes before noticed it and shut her down. I bought a new WP kit thinking I smoked it. I was surprised to find that it was found undamaged upon removal. I replaced it anyways as preventative maintenance. I was impressed by the amount of design margin the unit had given the abuse it had put it through. I bought the service manual which was very helpfull in performing the job. However, I had to read it forwards and backwards multiply times to understand it as the japanese translator must not have been very technially savy.

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