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Old 18 July 2008, 06:06   #1
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Speed for insurance

Hi Everyone,

My name is Ray I am getting my inflatable today Friday 18th July

I am wanting to know the speed that a Seapro 380hd ( basicaly a quicksilver 380hd made in the same factory as quicksilvers with a different name on) with a 15hp Parsun will do as my insurance form for the boat says I can't exceed 30 knots.

Will this be ok or do I need to up it a bit any advice would be greatfully accepted.

Great little forum this for us novices as it is very informative with lots of tips and ideas from seasoned proffesionals in the hobby.

Best regards to all

Ray
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Old 18 July 2008, 06:13   #2
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You won't exceed 30 knots.

Would be interested to know how the Parsun holds up-you're the 1st person here with one.
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I like your style Ray. You're no 'follower of fashion', a 'moody' Qucksilver with a Parsnip 15.
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Old 18 July 2008, 06:47   #4
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Hi Nos4r2

Thats good to know at least I dont need to alter my insurance.Thanks for letting me know.
I will let you know in time how the parsun 15hp holds up, my auxiliary is also a parsun 2.6hp
once I have all my tackle for taking her out I plan to use them both to see how they perform.15hp on the way out and try the 2,6 for return journey.

Ive alot of stuff to get yet and allot to learn,I havnt got a clue as to how they will perform against other makes as I have no comparisons to work with.

I need anchor chain rope
a bow box to store stuff in as I will probably need the ballast as I will be going out on my own allot
outboard locks to satisfy insurance company
gps and vhf eventually Im only going out a mile off the coast to do some fishing and the odd exploration I have a compass and a good knowledge of the local coast incase the har comes down unexpectantly.

Ive got life jackets, floatation suit, , tie downs for holding everything in. 2 way radio with a 4 mile range so I can call the missis with line of sight as we live high up on the coast so signal should be ok if owt goes wrong for the time being.
Raf helicopter and Buckie lifeboat are always out most days along this part of the coast training.

I probably need loads of other stuff that I have'nt yet thought of, Im sure I will get to know reading this forum.

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Welcome Ray,

I hadn't heard of Parsun outboard until about 3 weeks ago when I was talking to a fellow who had one and was looking to import them here to Canada. I believe he mentioned that his was a 15 hp as well. He is quite happy with it so far. He had an outboard mechanic look it over and was told that it's internal parts were virtually indistiguishable from those of a Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke. You can be sure that the quality of Chinese manufactured engines and vehicles are rapidly improving as they start eyeing the European and North American markets. Please keep us updated on how it does.
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Hi Ray,
You have a lovely piece of coast to explore, v jealous
Worked and stayed up there many times, loved every minute.
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Hi Ray,
You have a lovely piece of coast to explore, v jealous
Worked and stayed up there many times, loved every minute.
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Yes the coast up here is great Ive plenty of places I want to go to but my main thing will be to find some good fishing marks....got the boat inflated today fitted the floor filled the engines with oil put the wheels on strapped down the petrol tank.
Im almost ready for my maiden voyage but the weather is realy dreek and windy so I wont be going anywhere for the moment. I believe the Solent aint bad have a sister in law and family in Gosport
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Old 19 July 2008, 18:22   #8
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I like your style Ray. You're no 'follower of fashion', a 'moody' Qucksilver with a Parsnip 15.
Lol I used to have some oxford bags too I like to be unpredictable.
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Welcome Ray,

I hadn't heard of Parsun outboard until about 3 weeks ago when I was talking to a fellow who had one and was looking to import them here to Canada. I believe he mentioned that his was a 15 hp as well. He is quite happy with it so far. He had an outboard mechanic look it over and was told that it's internal parts were virtually indistiguishable from those of a Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke. You can be sure that the quality of Chinese manufactured engines and vehicles are rapidly improving as they start eyeing the European and North American markets. Please keep us updated on how it does.
Thanks for the welcome I will keep you updated on the Parsuns hope its always a good update though !!!
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