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Old 21 January 2007, 18:55   #1
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I am with a small Rescue unit set up in Ireland, We are thinking of buying a Quicksilver 4.30 HD with a 30hp engine, what kind of speeds will it be able to reach, many thanks!
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Old 22 January 2007, 04:47   #2
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I am with a small Rescue unit set up in Ireland, We are thinking of buying a Quicksilver 4.30 HD with a 30hp engine, what kind of speeds will it be able to reach, many thanks!
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Have you looked at Achilles SSL385 Ceasar Surf Cat and Avon ERB400 also the Arancia 388 and Gemini Surf GRX 400 and the GRX 420

All can operate well with the engine size you talk about ,as for speeds it depends on how much weight you are carrying and the conditions you are operating in but a 30hp is adequate for IRB work and probably the most popular size , Have you approached any dealers in your area to see if they will discount you as you are a Rescue Unit
Surf Lifesaving Association GB favour the Arancia as do the RNLI Lifeguards .
I would look at the other boats as although the Quicksilver is a good SIB I am not sure if it is as tough as some of the other's mentioned if you can afford it go for a SIB made of Hypolon
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Old 22 January 2007, 05:14   #3
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I am with a small Rescue unit set up in Ireland, We are thinking of buying a Quicksilver 4.30 HD with a 30hp engine, what kind of speeds will it be able to reach, many thanks!
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We had two of these on with a 25hp late 20 knots and a 40hp late 30 knots, great boats, the only thing missing is elphant trunks.

With five year full warranty and under 1000 ex engine they are great.

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i had one of these, it was a great fun boat and took it in to some serious surf, i had a new tohatsu 40 on mine, will u mail pics later, mine did 33 knots WOT you really had to hang on tho!!
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We had two of these on with a 25hp late 20 knots and a 40hp late 30 knots, great boats, the only thing missing is elphant trunks.

With five year full warranty and under 1000 ex engine they are great.

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Check that the warranty will cover rescue work (It may be reduced)
The others I mentioned are designed with this type of use in mind.
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Old 22 January 2007, 06:24   #6
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Check that the warranty will cover rescue work (It may be reduced)
The others I mentioned are designed with this type of use in mind.
5 Year Commercial Warranty
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Cheap rig then
I would consider some closed cell foam for the deck and some foot straps.
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thanks for all your replys! I thought the max engine size is 30hp, can it hold a 40hp?
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as promised a pic of mine that i used to have last year, the original brochure showed a 40 but with the introduction of the 40 four strokes that were heavier they downgraded to a 30 !! or thats what they told me anyway, it was under the transom weight, went well,
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so can you put any size engine on (within reason, maybe +/-10hp) as long as its under the max engine weight?
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