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Old 26 March 2014, 12:04   #1
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Old 26 March 2014, 12:11   #2
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What!!!!! only a 2.5 HP engine, you definitely will be goofing, pottering around all day with that huge HP performance. Get yourself at LEAST a 5 HP or a Tohatsu 2 strokes 9.8 HP for that nice dingy and water adventure....

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Old 26 March 2014, 15:04   #3
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What!!!!! only a 2.5 HP engine, you definitely will be goofing, pottering around all day with that huge HP performance. Get yourself at LEAST a 5 HP or a Tohatsu 2 strokes 9.8 HP for that nice dingy and water adventure....

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thats all we will be doing,pottering around ,besides theres a good pair of oars for the son to streghten his upper body ,for the rugby LOL
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Old 26 March 2014, 15:18   #4
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I think you will struggle against a strong wind with such a small motor, but it's better than rowing!
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One of the greatest boating pleasures I have is going to sea in my 2.7m seago inflatable boat powered by a Suzuki 2.5 hp four stroke engine.
I have explored a lot the major sea lochs off the west of Scotland including the wild and remote ones such as Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis .. and even circumnavigated the island of Gigha in that small boat and engine combination
My pleasure comes from puttering along at displacement speeds.. watching for otters, seals, cormorants, puffins, eagles, whales, dolphins, basking sharks etc... while trolling lures for mackerel (and dare I mention sea trout) while taking photographs of the wildlife and scenery.. bottom line is ... I just enjoy the slow pace of the wilderness after the fast pace of everyday life in the city.
I do research the tides and its times for the areas that I visit and know how to make them work for my journeys.. I keep well away from strong tides that would work against me.. I also choose my weather window carefully ..but personally I get a far greater sense of adventure and satisfaction exploring such places in a small boat that I do in the larger boats I have had .. I also miss a lot of sights and wildlife when I got at planning speeds.
Everyone is different and has different ideas for their pleasure.. thats what makes the world go round. Im sure you will get a lot of funfrom your boat and engine too BGEE if those kinds of things I mention float your boat as they do mine :-D
Just respect the sea ..know what it is capable of...what you are capable of and keep safe..
That way you will enjoy your journeys..regardless the size of your....
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Old 26 March 2014, 17:01   #6
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One of the greatest boating pleasures I have is going to sea in my 2.7m seago inflatable boat powered by a Suzuki 2.5 hp four stroke engine.
I have explored a lot the major sea lochs off the west of Scotland including the wild and remote ones such as Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis .. and even circumnavigated the island of Gigha in that small boat and engine combination
My pleasure comes from puttering along at displacement speeds.. watching for otters, seals, cormorants, puffins, eagles, whales, dolphins, basking sharks etc... while trolling lures for mackerel (and dare I mention sea trout) while taking photographs of the wildlife and scenery.. bottom line is ... I just enjoy the slow pace of the wilderness after the fast pace of everyday life in the city.
I do research the tides and its times for the areas that I visit and know how to make them work for my journeys.. I keep well away from strong tides that would work against me.. I also choose my weather window carefully ..but personally I get a far greater sense of adventure and satisfaction exploring such places in a small boat that I do in the larger boats I have had .. I also miss a lot of sights and wildlife when I got at planning speeds.
Everyone is different and has different ideas for their pleasure.. thats what makes the world go round. Im sure you will get a lot of funfrom your boat and engine too BGEE if those kinds of things I mention float your boat as they do mine :-D
Just respect the sea ..know what it is capable of...what you are capable of and keep safe..
That way you will enjoy your journeys..regardless the size of your....
Thanks for your reply. That is exactly what we intend to do.We will be well aware of tides and currents and all the safety aspects involved, even though it is our first experience af any kind of sailing. Bob
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Looks nice. You'll love it. What make is it? What are the pod holder things on side with big pole out of it?
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Old 26 March 2014, 17:57   #8
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Looks nice. You'll love it. What make is it? What are the pod holder things on side with big pole out of it?
The boat is a Desanter 320, and the pods are rod holders( and the pole is a boat rod)which we didnt realize where there until we inflated it last weekend. Bob
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Looks bigger than that. Very smart. Not sure I would want my rods like that, weird. Never heard of desanter, looks the nuts. There are some lovely sibs out there now. My mate wants a small ally deck and wondered how easy it would be to lift on top of a car? How easy do you think, , not sure of weight?
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Old 26 March 2014, 20:06   #10
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Bgee,

Which brand is the 2.5 HP you'll be using along the 320 sib ? If it's a Merc, Tohatsu 2.5 why don't you go one step higher into a 3.5 HP. Both are same CC, weight and size, the 2.5 is just a detuned smaller version than it's older 3.5 brother. You know the saying, it's better to have more HP when not needing it than....you know the rest. With a 3.5 you can potter all day long too.

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