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Old 03 June 2013, 06:12   #31
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Hi everyone,


I'm having some slight issues with getting an outboard, I do really want a 20 hp to go on there but they seem far and few between. The ones I do find are out my price range, so I was wondering would you see much difference between a 15 or a 20?

Thank you
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Old 03 June 2013, 07:32   #32
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Are you talking 2-stroke or 4-stroke?

If 4-stroke, have you ever tried man handling one >10hp?

I'm pretty strong although admitidly have a hernia op to consider and I would say that 10hp 4-stroke is just about the limit of me lifting in/out of car.

Obviously 2-strokes are lighter, but only available in Europe as 5+ year old second hand. If you want newer, probably with better selection, then 4-stroke is your option.
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Old 03 June 2013, 09:41   #33
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The Bombard Aerotec 380 is defo the best SIB. With its deep 'v' hull, it performs superbly in all conditions. I fish from mine and don't have a problem, the floor when inflated correctly would be very difficult to penetrate with a hook.....Dont entertain a long shaft
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Hi everyone,


I'm having some slight issues with getting an outboard, I do really want a 20 hp to go on there but they seem far and few between. The ones I do find are out my price range, so I was wondering would you see much difference between a 15 or a 20?

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Depending where are you located, if available go for a 2 strokes Tohatsu 18 HP OB, great punch engine, beats any 15 HP brand engine.

Happy Boating
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Old 06 June 2013, 04:28   #35
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Hi everyone,


Just wanted to report back on my boat findings and I've gone for a 3.8 Ali floor xpro commando. I'm only going to go out on the rivers at the moment until I can afford a larger engine.

Thank you for all you help with locating a good boat
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