Sorry to reopen an old thread but it seemed better than starting a new one on the same subject. I'm seriously looking at an SD330.
I notice that Philpot has a 15hp on his. Does anybody have a view on the minimum needed to get up on the plane, 1 or 2 up?
And lastly, if Philpot happens across this post....how is that Parsun working out? I've read a lot about the company that makes them, there seem to be a fair few positive reviews and as they are selling 70,000 a year i would have a lot more bad ones would have come up by now. The only thing that bothers me slightly is a lot of the UK dealers mentioned on the .co.uk website don't appear to stock them.
The difference in price is very tempting.
I should add that engines are a mystery to me, so buying an old second hand engine worries me!