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Old 17 September 2010, 19:46   #1
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Seamaster SIB

I've just bought a SIB, simply because I thought it was a bit too cheap to resist ... it's a 3.2m Seamaster HSM320, as shown in the attached photo perched on the back of my pickup. It has an aluminium floor (4 pcs that attach together with bars along each side and an inflatable V keel underneath) and is rated to 15hp on the transom so my 4hp longshaft aux should be fine to potter around with.

I can't find out anything about this - it came from Chile but the transom has a CE plate on it and the book is all in English (good not Chinglish) - but no indication at all of the actual manufacturer. Has anybody heard of this make / are they still made? are they any good?

It has been sitting in a warehouse in a box for quite a while but is brand new. Googling 'Seamaster boats' there is a company by that name but they are all much larger boats not SIBs. I'm just curious who makes them - it doesn't seem any different to the other small SIBs and tenders like Wetline etc that I have seen - build quality seems ok to me.

Best of all it was 300 so as I said I thought it was a little too cheap to resist
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Old 17 September 2010, 20:51   #2
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1. Best phone Roy and cancel your order.
2. Does your employer allow you to drive around in a F^^d - on a small island does that not damage the brand reputation?
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1. Best phone Roy and cancel your order.
2. Does your employer allow you to drive around in a F^^d - on a small island does that not damage the brand reputation?
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(good not Chinglish)
Velly good not Chinglish Mister

Where would you be without Polwart and me?

We're just jealous of your deal BTW.
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Old 18 September 2010, 06:22   #4
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It'll be a JCB Seamaster. It was only a matter of time after the JCB lawnmaster.
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Old 18 September 2010, 07:09   #5
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No I don't think I will cancel the daddy boat though 3.2 metres for 300 does seem more bang for the buck than 5.8 metres for erm ummm how much did I tell the Mrs it cost now

I sell loads of the Frauds as well so no issues with potential employment sackage

It can't be a JCB as it isn't yellow

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Nope, but that number plate explains why I couldn't figure out where the car I saw a few months back came from. Odd place to bring a car in from!
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Nope, but that number plate explains why I couldn't figure out where the car I saw a few months back came from. Odd place to bring a car in from!
What was the car? Not many go back, but there were a couple of Discovery 3s went back to Southampton a couple of months back.
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I sell loads of the Frauds as well so no issues with potential employment sackage

If you giggle when passing by a hapless owner with his broken down pickup, wouldn't that be schadenford on your part?
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Old 04 October 2010, 06:05   #9
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First run yesterday with my new longshaft 4hp aux that I bought for the Vipermax.

However I couldn't get it to plane whatever I did, is this just because it is a longshaft engine? Even sitting as far forward as I could and still just about reach the tiller at full stretch, opening the throttle would just dig the stern in and the bow would rear up. As I am still running the engine in I didn't persevere too much for the sake of the engine but I figured the extra "torque reaction" from having a longshaft and having the thrust low down in the water (and therefore the tendency to rotate the bow upwards) is probably the culprit, can anybody tell me if this does make a big difference or is 4hp just not enough for a 3.2m?

It doesn't really matter and I'm not going to buy a new engine just for this, just curious. The boat is rated to 15hp on the transom.

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Obviously I have no practical experience but a bit of searching and posting on here (while planning similar myself) suggests that you have no hope of planing it with a 4hp, or a 6hp (standard shaft, never mind long shaft). So relax and keep after the pies, it's the motor, not you
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