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Old 24 August 2015, 07:11   #1
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new boat

after down sizing from the rib i bought a mercury HD 365 with a suzuki 25hp more or less going back to were it all started i wanted a basic set up with a hard wearing boat that i could add to to make it my own so thought i would post see what you think.

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Old 24 August 2015, 08:01   #2
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Looking good Jeff..

Since I sorted mine out for long haul cruising / adventuring ... three years ago... it has cost me zilch to keep going ...not even a lick of paint :-D.

It sits in a rent free dry stack.. in my garden ..and is easy to launch and recover myself ... almost anywhere I choose. I donít even notice it being towed behind the car. Leading the simple life is fun too..

You might want to think of a cover to keep any spray out the vents in your fuel tanks up front ...cost for mine was less than 10 squid...and it keeps the fore luggage dry.

Enjoy the new boat ... I guess old habits die hard..but you should think of posting in the SIB forum now

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Old 24 August 2015, 08:35   #3
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thanks for the tips gurnard your right didn't even think SIB.
the tanks will get a cover when i get round to it, more i wanted to get the lay out sorted as my main tank in under the console and not sure if tanks on the fore deck are where i want them it was more for weight ditribution , i have some large dry bags that might be the way to go.
to be honest i get more fun in a small boat i like to get close in to shore exploring all the nooks and crannies. so i have gone back 40 years where it all started looking forward to getting her wet now.

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Snag with putting fuel up front for weight is on the way home you can't still have all that weight
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Old 24 August 2015, 15:08   #5
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Snag with putting fuel up front for weight is on the way home you can't still have all that weight
Here what you say shiny but the main tank is amidships under the console fuel up front is reserve granted this set up is for long trips and I have worked out the weight distribution to keep the boat running level as far as I can until I try her out bit trial and error,not really sure about the tanks up that high though might put them on the deck behind the cargo net.

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