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Old 10 June 2013, 18:30   #11
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the only thing stopping me is the size of the outboard! trying to wrk out if I could actually manage it alone or if it'd need two...

looking like 70 kilos.... thats a two man job really....
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Old 10 June 2013, 18:34   #12
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the only thing stopping me is the size of the outboard! trying to wrk out if I could actually manage it alone or if it'd need two...
I wouldn't go above 15hp if you are intending to remove the engine every time.
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Old 10 June 2013, 18:37   #13
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I suppose I coould get one of these for getting it from the car....

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I suppose I coould get one of these for getting it from the car....

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with the deal your getting, why not just buy a cheap trailer for 200?
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Old 10 June 2013, 19:05   #15
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If that's a 380 meter sib and plan to place and retrieve engine everytime the combo is used, you could trade that 25 which weights around 50-55 kilos for a 2 strokes 15/18 HP that weights around 40 Kg. Or better, get a trailer and have that nice 25 sitting on transom permanently.

The crossroads issue : seller wants the more he can get, buyer the least to pay. Don't waste that nice opportunity, the combo looks real mint cond...

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As with buying any second hand boat, I'd take a cheap pump up pressure sprayer filled with soapy water and just spray the whole boat (top and bottom) to see how many leaks there are (small micro bubble leaks not an issue, big bubbles will see the boat lose pressure in a few hours). Also check the last two digits of the serial number. These will indicate the year of manufacture. A zodiac will last a good 15 years if looked after well.
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Looks really decent condition, and that Suzuki looks huge

Its a good price for a late 90's rig.
And it runs on LPG Result..although the cylinder would be better inside rather than Hung off the Bow
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with all that power i suspect ill be needing something heavy like that at the bow!

im reminded of when i was a kid in my xm260 with slatted floor i allways had a small grapnel type anchor and my ten litre fuel tank to keep the bow down!
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And it runs on LPG Result..although the cylinder would be better inside rather than Hung off the Bow
At least they got a matching colour cylinder
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well folks thanks for your advice, i've made an offer, hopefully hear from the seller soon.

Unfortunately I can't test it before I get it as it's about 200NM away but i've had plenty of pictures and the seller has even said they are happy for me to send it back if I am not satisfied ith the description they have given which is 'excellent - as new'

I'm still a little unsure of wether or not the outboard is too big but I guess i'll think about that when it arrives...
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