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Old 29 May 2014, 09:05   #1
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My Suzumar 320 sib

Hello everyone!

Just got my first boat. It's a 2000 used Suzumar 320.
I was looking for something else but ended up buying this boat. Here's the original topic: Are Viamare boats any good?
Anyway, I'll use this thread to post upgrades and developments and to ask for advice.

Here's the first pic of the boat:



Now the first things on the to do list are:

-Get an engine
-Get rid of those silly dolphins
-Paint that ugly ass tow black

About the engine, I am limited to 6 hp engines so, as Locozodiac suggested in the old thread, I will be looking into the 2 stroke Tohatsu 6 hp and carb swap to 9.8 hp.

About the dolphins, any suggestions as how should I remove them? The are painted on the tubes.

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Old 29 May 2014, 21:39   #2
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Congrats, nice sib. That's the European model, more bow space. Probably will need to live with dolphins. Will need a strong substance like Acetone, Acrylic Paint Thinner. Probably will make a paint mess trying to remove dolphins...

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Old 29 May 2014, 22:28   #3
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Thanks mate! I'm really excited about this boat. Now all my mates want to go fishing too...

Today I deflated the boat to store it for the weekend and the paint from the dolphins started splintering from the tube. Probably I can remove the rest with the high pressure washer or maybe just my nail.

By the way, is there a correct way to fold a sib?
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Nice boat, I like the Suzumars.

Try a Scotchbrite pad (very gentle type) with Acetone, this should do it.

Deflate fully, fold the sponsons in over the transom, fold the side tubes in so the boat is the same width all over then roll lengthways in three or four layers.
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If the dolphins have not been put on with PVC paint they will start to fall off after you have rolled it up a couple of times. Gently scrape off as much of the residue as you can then use acetone as Max suggests. Make sure you wash the area well after use because the acetone could damage the boat if left on for too long.

Dont use a pressure washer on the inflatable part, it can easily damage the fabric.
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Thanks guys! Those tips will be useful.

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Dont use a pressure washer on the inflatable part, it can easily damage the fabric.
Hmm... My pressure washer isn't very powerful. For example, it won't cut my skin if I put my hand right next to the gun's tip (unlike the ones from the gas stations). Do you think it can still damage the fabric?
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I rinse my rib with a Karcher water gun, the ones you wash cars with set at low pressure and my tubes are still intact....

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Excuse my ignorance, but should I get a short or long column engine?
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Hmm... My pressure washer isn't very powerful. For example, it won't cut my skin if I put my hand right next to the gun's tip (unlike the ones from the gas stations). Do you think it can still damage the fabric?
Thats called a hosepipe, not a pressure washer

You want a short shaft engine.
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