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Old 13 February 2018, 09:30   #11
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Looks very good! How much does that engine weigh? Will you keep it on the boat while towing it?
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Old 13 February 2018, 11:47   #12
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Thats a seriously cool setup!
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Old 14 February 2018, 15:14   #13
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Looks very good! How much does that engine weigh? Will you keep it on the boat while towing it?
Yes the motor will remain on the boat but with supports while towing, Tohatsu says it weights 209 lbs and transom is rated for 235 lbs.
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Old 15 February 2018, 04:09   #14
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The support is a good idea. Yes, I had a C4 for a bit, it was rated for up to 50hp and 109kg if I remember correctly. At 95kg, you have a reasonable margin and it is a bit too heavy to be lifting on and off regularly.

Does the boat have pressure relief valves fitted?
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Probably want to be careful with that weight on a set back jack plate though, that will put more stress on the transom
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Very true, I missed that. I guess the weight should be taken into account too.
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Yes the weight and 4 inch set back will cause more pressure on transom and I am going to be mounting support bars from transom to floor and a extra support bar while towing.
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Does the boat have pressure relief valves fitted?

Just the 3 fill air valves that it came with, not sure if they are also pressure relief, does it need it ??
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I had C5 for a while and it was been fitted with valves which had a wee gauge integrated into the top, very useful and I missed them in my next boat. Probably not worth paying lots for but worth keeping your eyes open in case you come across some.
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As far as I can remember, my C4 did not have pressure relief valves fitted.

I am not sure, I just thought that if it is hot and sunny where you are and given that the boat is black, they may be needed. Never had an issue with sun here... unfortunately.
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