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Old 29 March 2013, 01:04   #1
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new Futura MK2C-HD

Hello all,

I just bought a new Futura MK2C HD-- the shortest futura at 12'6". the boat takes a short shaft w/ tiller, and is rated to 208 pounds/40HP. I am considering the following power options:

used 50hp Yamaha 2 stroke, 20" shaft with 5" transom jack plate.

Tohatsu 40 TLDI (2 stroke), 15" shaft.

Honda or Tohatsu 30HP four strokes.

My goals are: offshore seakeeping, speed, ability to carry 3 total adults, in that order.

I appreciate the advice of anyone who's powered a SIB this size and weight.
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Old 08 April 2013, 21:59   #2
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no one responded! tossers!
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Old 08 April 2013, 23:06   #3
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If it is rated for 40 hp why would you consider a 50 hp?

Are you going to trailer it, or break it down every time?
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I used to run a Zodiac MkIIC GT with a Yamaha 25hp, 2 stroke, standard shaft (15"). Good combo for 2-up. Boat used to be dismantled, so hauling 25hp around was on the limit for lifting on and off. If boat is trailered - go for Tohatsu. Remote kit with this engine would be worth considering if you're ever out on your own. Keeping bow down was a pain with tiller steer and one up.
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no one responded! tossers!
I suspect no-one responded because no-one's had that combination here.

There's no need to throw your rattle out of the pram.

(FWIW I'd go with a 40hp 2 stroke, and as light as possible but I've never owned a Futura MK2 C HD)
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no one responded! tossers!
I suspect that the reason no-one responded is because you used a very general title on your thread i.e. the name of your SIB. As it isn't a particularly interesting little boat (we've all seen one before kinda thing) then possibly no-one read your post.

Calling us tossers isn't a good start. I'm assuming NOS let you off with it because his Ballistic is almost ready and the sun is shining. I had another newbie on here last week with the same attitude - a bit of manners wouldn't hurt. I am not in as good a mood as NOS...
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The Yamaha 50hp is an excellent engine, but its a bit much for your boat ( I had a Futura Sport-14'6"- with the same engine and its was very quick and very skittish.)

I would go for the Tohatsu 2 stroke, light, reliable and powerfull.
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I suspect that the reason no-one responded is because you used a very general title on your thread i.e. the name of your SIB. As it isn't a particularly interesting little boat (we've all seen one before kinda thing) then possibly no-one read your post.

Calling us tossers isn't a good start. I'm assuming NOS let you off with it because his Ballistic is almost ready and the sun is shining. I had another newbie on here last week with the same attitude - a bit of manners wouldn't hurt. I am not in as good a mood as NOS...
what do you expect from american lawyer.

Yes I know the deformation action is in the post
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what do you expect from american lawyer.

Yes I know the deformation action is in the post
You mean defamation, deformation action is what you get when you're lippy to the brickie down the local pub

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You mean defamation, deformation action is what you get when you're lippy to the brickie down the local pub

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as an ex bouncer, rugby Forward and black-belt, wasn't me getting deformed, hence the reason i wasn't sure on the wording
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