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Old 13 February 2018, 14:19   #271
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Hard to see from the photo, is yours made of box section?
The oval tubes are fine, just the new transoms aren't as tall as I'd like
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Old 13 February 2018, 14:28   #272
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Mine are square tube
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Looks more like the new oval tubing there, same as mine. It's alright and very strong but means the engine has to be mounted quite high above the top of the transom
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Yeah as you see i used aluminum square shim because the engine was too low.
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Hi chaps,


re: The Thunderbolt - why did he sell it? I keep flipping between a Ribcraft rib and Thundercat/Surfcat/GRX420


Has he had the Surfcat out in the water yet?
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He decided the thunderbolt wasn’t for him, got out of it too quickly I think, didn’t set it up properly. I was only out in it once but was surprised how flexible it was, I thought the floor would be a lot stiffer. Certainly didn’t feel as good I expected.

I had a surfcat before I went to thundercats, amazing boats. Very capable in rough and choppy water and incredibly comfortable. Not quite as fast as a thundercat and it definitely feels a lot more tame, but as an all round boat I’d say it’s hard to beat. If you get one go for at least 40hp, I had it first with a 30hp and although it worked fine the boat feels better balanced with a 50hp, which is what it’s designed for. Still did 34 knots with a 30hp! The whole boat weighs about 85kg, very light and easily launched on your own. Ceasar build quality is excellent too
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Getting hold of a boat even though they are in SA sounds like the easy part, finding a 50hp short shaft tiller, no electrics is probably quite a challenge.
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Getting hold of a boat even though they are in SA sounds like the easy part, finding a 50hp short shaft tiller, no electrics is probably quite a challenge.
I’ve got a couple tohatsu 50’s in my shed
Doing them up at the moment, they’re ex zapcat engines, already got extended tillers, steering dampers. I’ve got them apart at the moment, both will have all new crank bearings and welded cranks. Will be for sale once I’m done
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