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Old 12 April 2016, 05:56   #81
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That's where I bought my Honwave package and Fenlander just bought his Suzuki OBM... I think they're very decent chaps.
Great stuff, not too far a drive from me either.

Now the big question. Which is the better motor, the 20hp Honda or 20hp Suzuki?

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Old 12 April 2016, 06:04   #82
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Richard - please don't take this the wrong way but rather than tacking lots of different questions onto various other topics that get muddled and lost - it would really be best to start one new topic asking for specific advice on your new purchase there. Many on here will be able to offer advice and you'll then be able to keep it all on topic there - have a good read through the sticky too.
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Old 12 April 2016, 06:05   #83
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Silver or black... black or silver... just choose the colour you like best really!

Or how about silver and black for the best deal?

Mariner 20hp engine (outboard, short or long, 4-stroke) F20M

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Old 12 April 2016, 06:08   #84
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Richard - please don't take this the wrong way but rather than tacking lots of different questions onto various other topics that get muddled and lost - it would be best to start one new topic asking for specific advice on your new purchase there. Many on here will be able to offer advice - have a good read through the sticky too.
Thanks Max, fair point.

I was kind of weary of starting another "which SIB" thread as I'm sure it's often asked. But perhaps that's better than 'thread highjacking'.

(I've also read the stickies, which were great and answered a huge number of my newbie questions)
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Thanks Max, fair point.

I was kind of weary of starting another "which SIB" thread as I'm sure it's often asked. But perhaps that's better than 'thread highjacking'.

(I've also read the stickies, which were great and answered a huge number of my newbie questions)
Always best to start a new topic to avoid 'hijacking', everyone is different and the sticky advice is pretty general. Having said that the end result is so often the same - Aerotec or Honwave.

I'm sure if you ask willk nicely he will amalgamate all these posts into a new topic you start, heard he loves doing that sort of thing........
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Old 12 April 2016, 07:00   #86
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Richard if you're near Cambridge then feel free to come over and see the Honwave/Honda or we could even sneak into the river for a quick hour or two if you wanted a test drive. PM me.
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Nice clean looking QS outfit:

Inflatable boat | eBay

A 'they don't make them like that anymore' Avon:

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That Quicksilver outfit is really clean... the Johnson 8hp in particular. Had you noticed the monster "flipper" trim flaps shown in pic 5... never seen them fitted to a SIB before.

Yep nice looking Avon too... wooden oars... grey tubes with red accents... those red blow up cushions... blue/grey era Mariner... complete classic.
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That Quicksilver outfit is really clean... the Johnson 8hp in particular. Had you noticed the monster "flipper" trim flaps shown in pic 5... never seen them fitted to a SIB before.

Yep nice looking Avon too... wooden oars... grey tubes with red accents... those red blow up cushions... blue/grey era Mariner... complete classic.
Yes, and that QS is 5 miles from me....kind of a shame David when you settle on an outfit - I miss the old buying and selling all the time!

If you're going to trailer a SIB though no point in messing about with airfloors and 15's - that 4m Avon with a 25 is an awesome boat, tons of space and pace and will no doubt go for relative peanuts. If I had the space to store it...
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>>>when you settle on an outfit - I miss the old buying and selling all the time!

Well yes it was interesting to work through the various SIBs & outboards to reach the current "ideal" setup. Of course having bought new over the last 6mths I'm kind of locked in for at least 4-5yrs to make the depreciation work out.
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