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Old 07 July 2014, 09:07   #11
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In truth I'd start with what sib do you need for your use then see if the engine still suits.

I would say SIBer's experience of an easy Tohatsu 9.8 powered plane with 2 adults, 2 kids, full fuel tank and kit is unusual unless adults are very light weight and kids toddlers. Most people find a 15hp is required to get that performance.
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:02   #12
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I want a sib for fishing with me and a friend combined weight 180-190kg a light tackel bag and 12lt fuel tank, I do go out on my own so I need to be able to recover it alone.
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:08   #13
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try and get a boat no more than 40kg then , the bombard is 43kg I think and even with the light 9.8 on the back and zodiac launch wheels , beach launches on soft sand or steep slippery slipways you will struggle on your own , a few times I have had to take the engine of and carry that to the water separately .
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Old 07 July 2014, 13:22   #14
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monkey thats what I do anyway, I push the boat down on the trailer go back for the outboard, to recover I just pull on to the trailer and winch the trailer and boat back up the beach (12v winch in the back of my van) but I dont want to do my back in getting it on the trailer.
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Old 07 July 2014, 15:05   #15
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I can manage the Bombard with a 15hp 2 stroke and all the gear on my own. I weigh in at about 80kg. If you put everything over the transom wheels it makes it a lot easier to lift the bow.
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