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Old 28 October 2006, 13:39   #11
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A Tohatsu 18 is lighter than my 15hp 4 stroke.
D'oh! You bought the wrong engine!
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Old 28 October 2006, 16:02   #12
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D'oh! You bought the wrong engine!
Not when I had the boat AND engine still under guarantee and only used 3 times for £1200 I didn't!!!
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Old 28 October 2006, 17:15   #13
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Go look at the honda sibs , I had the 3.8 inflatable keel and it was superb , certainly the best inflatable floor I have ever seen . They are under £900 new and really well made . It went well with a honda 20 , and would have gone even better with a 2 stroke . Pulled an adult on a donut OK

I sometimes really miss that boat , the bit i don't miss was when it has got choppy and there was 10 miles to get home , the boat coped well but riding in it really used to beat us up bigger waves were no problem its the small wind over tide etc that is the worst.
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Old 28 October 2006, 17:38   #14
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Ian,

Have you got a pic of your present boat. Just a hunch.

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Old 28 October 2006, 18:42   #15
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sib

I,ve had afew most are ok from the main makes avon V exp/but solid, zodiac ditto but more fun but the worst of all and undoubtedly my crappiest ever boat was the quicksilver 4.3 HD rated for 40 hp we used a 10 hp 4 stroke and the floor flexed when we throttled up, the fabric was thin and the floor finish, crap.
strangely the normal non pro quicksilvers are excellent and i plan to grab one asap!
Our local dealer for them sells loads and we saw 3.4 with 15 hp pulling water toys every sunny calm ish day here
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Old 28 October 2006, 18:48   #16
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My Quicksilver 3.1 is great - it has a plywood floor which is tricky to assemble but makes it very rigid - better than an air floor for speed.
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Old 28 October 2006, 19:06   #17
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Ian,

Have you got a pic of your present boat. Just a hunch.

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I don't really have any decent ones on my computer take a look here in the gallery Cornwall247.co.uk Randski has posted a few of us . I have loads of pics of the others

Iam dying to know what your hunch is
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Old 28 October 2006, 19:15   #18
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I don't really have any decent ones on my computer take a look here in the gallery Cornwall247.co.uk Randski has posted a few of us . I have loads of pics of the others

Iam dying to know what your hunch is
Ian,

tried Cornwall247 but really need a link to see pics of your boat. Can you post ?

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Old 28 October 2006, 19:52   #19
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Go to 24 7 and go into the forum then scroll down to the gallery
Open the gallery and look at Parkesy's new boat or the Scillies trip July

I have modified the bottle rack into a seat since then
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Old 30 October 2006, 11:52   #20
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prairie tuber,
remember we are talking about ENGLISH pounds.
i could get a perfectly adequate sib for below 1k.

anyway, the main reason for wanting to convert to a sib is accessability.
i live in a small house with no space to keep a rib, at the moment its sitting on its mooring with a buggered engine which i can do nothing about.
i just want something to stick on the roofrack that i can keep in my shed.
also the searider is bl**dy thirsty! like codprawn said his honda uses less than his strimmer, even if it is the wrong engine!
also twitchy stearing, feeling like its going 100mph.....its a boat not an armchair!
thanks for the replies.
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