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Old 31 March 2012, 12:35   #1
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Anyone used a Seago 2.7m?

I'm looking at a Seago 2.7m airdeck as a tender. It's rated to 6hp, but I've just picked up a rather nice 8hp short shaft Yamaha for use as an auxiliary on the Ballistic (exactly the same as the 6hp bar the carb).

1) Anyone got any comments on overpowering it by 2hp?

2) Anyone know how small the Seago 2.7 airdeck will roll up or how durable they are? It'll be inflated on deck by an electric pump.
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Old 31 March 2012, 14:24   #2
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I'm looking at a Seago 2.7m airdeck as a tender. It's rated to 6hp, but I've just picked up a rather nice 8hp short shaft Yamaha for use as an auxiliary on the Ballistic (exactly the same as the 6hp bar the carb).

1) Anyone got any comments on overpowering it by 2hp?

2) Anyone know how small the Seago 2.7 airdeck will roll up or how durable they are? It'll be inflated on deck by an electric pump.
Nos...we've got a Seago 2.9m rated to 10hp but fitted with a Suzuki 5hp. Won't plane at all with 2 1/2 on board. Ours is rolled up at the back of the garage behind the RIB. If you can't get any 2.7 info I'll measure the 2.9 if you like. Let me know...

Difficult to see how an extra 0.2m can shift it up from 6hp to 10hp.

Haven't any comments on durability...only had it a couple of years. Quality looks ok, seems nicely enough made apart from the front storage bag which ripped on the first outing
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Old 31 March 2012, 16:05   #3
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Cheers. I've got 'package sizes' but it doesnt say if it's the box size or the actual rolled up dinghy size. It's rectangular so I'm assuming it's the box size.
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Old 31 March 2012, 16:21   #4
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I'm looking at a Seago 2.7m airdeck as a tender.
OK, this confirms it. 'Magnum' has stolen Nos' account!! Now F'k off you RR Sport driving, slack wearing tosser of questionable sexuality and give us back the long haired bike riding, Searider driving BLOKE that is Nos!
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Old 31 March 2012, 17:20   #5
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Oi, I'm only doing it so I can cruise up the Thames in June playing God Save the Queen...
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bloody hell leapy i just noticed your from sheepy parva , dont know a good italian do you
i have a 3m boat rated up to 10hp but i use a 15 hp engine as the same model of boat in 3.1m can take a 15hp.... i figured that the transom plate would still be the same and my weight would add `ballast` to the front...i`m sure there must be a calculation out there....but figured i dont have to twist that handle
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I ended up with a 2.9 Seago, just because it was cheap and for sale a mile from home.

It doesn't look too bad actually and it'll fit in the bow easily.
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bloody hell leapy i just noticed your from sheepy parva , dont know a good italian do you
Just across the road from us
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I ended up with a 2.9 Seago, just because it was cheap and for sale a mile from home.

It doesn't look too bad actually and it'll fit in the bow easily.
Hello mate i have used a SEAGO 2.70 with a 3.3hp pop pop for years ,great fun and a tuff old sib ,caught more and bigger fish then the bloody Earl so far,lol,all rolls up small ,i have hard deck tho.
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Old 03 April 2012, 20:25   #10
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Thanks Thorny-I did wonder as they aren't the most tough looking sib but nobody's said anything bad about them so far
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