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Old 23 March 2014, 07:38   #41
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Y-class on steroids.
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Old 24 March 2014, 10:20   #42
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Nice Sam!

Ok, tell us the whole story please, WOT, take up etc?

I'm still looking BTW...
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Old 24 March 2014, 13:32   #43
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Nice Sam! Ok, tell us the whole story please, WOT, take up etc? I'm still looking BTW...
Thanks max, took me all winter to find a nice 25 mariner at a good price, got this for 800 and sold my 15 for 950 so can't complain.

With a 15 it is a very good boat 2 up. Still good for wave jumping, but it does lack a little, and with an extra person/gear it struggles. The size of the tubes and its weight make it almost fool proof to handle, i guess its like the larger RNLI ribs, they're all under powered compared to a similar sized leisure boat.

As they were never CE plated there's no max hp. But a similar sized 3.4m supersport takes a 25, and the supersports tubes have half the volume for start not to mention how heavily built the Y is.

I haven't tested it properly yet (4mph speed limit) but the 25 makes it fly, not that i was speeding... it still feels very safe. The extra weight is in no way a disadvantage. Hoping for over 25 knots 2 up. I think i got about 18knots from the 15hp. Hoping to get down to the coast in a few weeks, to really try it.

There was one on boatsandoutboards last week for 500. Not a very clear photo and not sure if any kit was included.
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Thanks max, took me all winter to find a nice 25 mariner at a good price, got this for 800 and sold my 15 for 950 so can't complain.

With a 15 it is a very good boat 2 up. Still good for wave jumping, but it does lack a little, and with an extra person/gear it struggles. The size of the tubes and its weight make it almost fool proof to handle, i guess its like the larger RNLI ribs, they're all under powered compared to a similar sized leisure boat.

As they were never CE plated there's no max hp. But a similar sized 3.4m supersport takes a 25, and the supersports tubes have half the volume for start not to mention how heavily built the Y is.

I haven't tested it properly yet (4mph speed limit) but the 25 makes it fly, not that i was speeding... it still feels very safe. The extra weight is in no way a disadvantage. Hoping for over 25 knots 2 up. I think i got about 18knots from the 15hp. Hoping to get down to the coast in a few weeks, to really try it.

There was one on boatsandoutboards last week for 500. Not a very clear photo and not sure if any kit was included.
25kn thats fast enough to join team scooby...come on you know you want too rofl
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Old 24 March 2014, 14:11   #45
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Hi Sam, great stuff. I'm awaiting a reply on the b and o one. Not been out since August myself due to the Tohatsu issues...

As you say a 25 on the Y is water off a duck's back.
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Nice photos of the y class.
I really must get the photos on of my D class. Just for whisper
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Old 27 March 2014, 06:50   #47
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Well, I have the chance to look at one this weekend at a great price but although the main tubes etc look fine and can be revived I think the transom has gone beyond a lick of varnish (ie semi-terminal). What do you think chaps?
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As long as the price is right it, It looks like it can be fixed.
I replaced the whole transom with new marine ply on my first ml lifeguard sib.
But it was alot worse than this looks.
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Decided to pass on it - a bit far too much sorting required. A fair price though.

As was the engine on offer - the original RNLI Mariner Marathon 15hp for........wait for it...........250! And yes I know I could have bought it and flogged it on eBay for 700+
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Decided to pass on it - a bit far too much sorting required. A fair price though.

As was the engine on offer - the original RNLI Mariner Marathon 15hp for........wait for it...........250! And yes I know I could have bought it and flogged it on eBay for 700+
Where was that for sale would be interested in it myself as possibly just got an ex rnli all weather lifeboat to match
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