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Old 26 July 2013, 08:54   #11
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Fair priced 9.9 longshaft Yam here which IIRC will convert to 15??

Yamaha Outboard Engine 9.9F 13.5A 15F 1997 | eBay

Another 15 longshaft here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1710838441...#ht_368wt_1320

PS - agree with the others here - forget rowing a SIB especially in salt water. As JK says just get a tiny little 3.5hp or similar - that will allow you to pootle about at displacement speeds and be a doddle to transport, fuel and carry on the beach etc.
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Old 26 July 2013, 09:24   #12
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I did the same thing and sold the sea kayak and bought 2 inflatable Advanced Elements kayaks and love them! Had one of the 70 ones from Decathlon and it was OK for a mess about as well, pretty much a disposable item at that price.

Recently bought an inflatable catamaran and its the first boat that all the family like but it was pricey!

Agree with others get a small OB. Will be a fun outfit though with the right engine.
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Old 26 July 2013, 10:44   #13
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If only you'd have bought it from here or my website Andy instead of the dreaded eBay, you'd have saved a few extra quid. Anyway I have the Yam 25hp 2 stroke we could package it up with. I'd add it to the deal for another 1,000, reduced from 1,295 if you wanted the lazy option. If its just for pottering around on though it might be a bit too big (heavy). We also have a Mercury 8hp 2 Stroke available for 600 if this was any better ? Both on our website www.BoatsandOutboards4Sale.co.uk

I'm planning on packaging it up on Monday for dispatch so it will be with you by Wednesday in any case. Drop me an email or call if you have any further questions

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Old 26 July 2013, 12:13   #14
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Hello Peter - can't be helped about buying through eblag, but I think the price is fair anyhow, especially now that you offer the Yam 25 at that price! You have a PM.

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Old 26 July 2013, 13:51   #15
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Go on buy that 25hp from Peter to go with it. That would be a cracking outfit!

Fully accept what you say about being good with car or LR engines. I've done a fair bit myself with vehicles but an outboard is one engine I want to restrict to preventative maintenance and avoid repairs.

We're near Peterborough... i.e. too far from the sea to just nip out any day. Sibbing tends to be related to holidays (usually Scotland) and fitted around the time/financial demands of our two teen girls.
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Funny old world of the sib when you think of it. Buy a boat with oars that one can't row and buy an engine for it which works on a temperamental basis. You can see why some stick to self powered paddles or sails. Sorry engine troubled pessimism.
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Old 26 July 2013, 14:39   #17
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We're near Peterborough... i.e. too far from the sea to just nip out any day. Sibbing tends to be related to holidays (usually Scotland) and fitted around the time/financial demands of our two teen girls.
I discovered in my only slightly misspent youth that a 4m SIB with a 25hp outboard could be a lot of fun on the River Nene. I suspect that would be frowned upon these days!
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Old 26 July 2013, 14:42   #18
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Go on buy that 25hp from Peter to go with it. That would be a cracking outfit!

Fully accept what you say about being good with car or LR engines. I've done a fair bit myself with vehicles but an outboard is one engine I want to restrict to preventative maintenance and avoid repairs.

We're near Peterborough... i.e. too far from the sea to just nip out any day. Sibbing tends to be related to holidays (usually Scotland) and fitted around the time/financial demands of our two teen girls.
Yup, I think the offer of the outboard from Peter is too good to turn down. Accelerates my plans a bit but in a good way!
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Old 27 July 2013, 04:45   #19
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What sort of speeds are you guys getting with a lightly loaded (say 1 adult, 1 small child + minimal gear) 380 and a 15?
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I'd guess at around 20 knots lightly loaded. Only in the very flattest of seas would I want to go any faster to be honest. If you're 4 up then the 15 will start to struggle a bit.
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