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Old 26 September 2009, 13:25   #1
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My sib & engine

I everyone ,im new here and would like a bit of advice.
Just got myself an AVON S400 .
In my garage ive got a real nice 30hp suzuki to go on the back of it.
My suzuki is old but in great condition and not done many hours and i always service it well etc.
Can anyone tell me if this would be good enough to pull a wakeboard or ringo etc,
and what could i expect to get out of it with 4 people onboard when not pulling anything.

And any idea as to what it will go like with just one person on board.

i hope to try it out in the very near future and will get some pics to put on here



p.s this is a great forum



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Old 26 September 2009, 18:58   #2
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If the Avon is 4 meter long, with a 30 Hp engine will do fine, if wake boarding or ringo the best set-up will be just the driver + 1 mate on bow + wake border to have better hole shot and wot speed. You should plane well with 4 mates evenly distributed. As for max speed, a matter of taking a GPS and finding out, test on calm waters, no wind and light sib.

Will doubt changing your mind and budget if someone told you that a 40 HP is the way to go. Get the best of what you have now and have fun. Get rid of the fourth mate if the sib engine combo does not perform as expected.

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Get rid of the fourth mate if the sib engine combo does not perform as expected.
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Old 27 September 2009, 06:12   #4
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Thanks for advice,this rig will mainly be for plodding up and down the thames and chichester harbour.
But there will be the odd occasion when i want to pull a few toys around with it.
Now if like above and the 4th mate has to go, i must stress that the 4th mate is the wife.

what a forum, its come up with the best excuse to get rid of the wife





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Old 27 September 2009, 06:18   #5
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Thanks for advice,this rig will mainly be for plodding up and down the thames and chichester harbour.
But there will be the odd occasion when i want to pull a few toys around with it.
Now if like above and the 4th mate has to go, i must stress that the 4th mate is the wife.

what a forum, its come up with the best excuse to get rid of the wife





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