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Old 06 May 2009, 17:01   #1
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Spray protection?

Hello all new to site and would like to ask if anybody has made or seen any sort of spray dodger/cuddy etc to combat getting soaked when your stuck in choppy conditions?
I use my zodiac zoom 380s for fishing in the Newbiggin area.





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Old 06 May 2009, 18:18   #2
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i once made a very large dodger that came nearly half way along the boat held up at on end with peices of push fit pvc drain pipe on a 16 ft humber sib many years ago when we were using it for crab lobster potting ,was about 4 feet tall enough to have someone sat up underneath boiling a kettle , modelled it on the local cobles ,but we could put it up or take it down within minutes,was even thinking of making a folding one from two peices thin ply hinged in the middle but never got round to it .
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Old 07 May 2009, 14:14   #3
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i once made a very large dodger that came nearly half way along the boat held up at on end with peices of push fit pvc drain pipe on a 16 ft humber sib many years ago when we were using it for crab lobster potting ,was about 4 feet tall enough to have someone sat up underneath boiling a kettle , modelled it on the local cobles ,but we could put it up or take it down within minutes,was even thinking of making a folding one from two peices thin ply hinged in the middle but never got round to it .
That was the type of thing I was thinkin about any ideas where I would get hold of some heavy duty sheet to do the job?
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you could try a tarpaulin or cover maker or see if there are any firms that do truck curtain siders for an old piece or an off cut .even those high street £pound shops sometimes do some that would do for your size boat .
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[QUOTE=Iva-cod-on;293489] Hello all new to site and would like to ask if anybody has made or seen any sort of spray dodger/cuddy etc to combat getting soaked when your stuck in choppy conditions?
I use my zodiac zoom 380s for fishing in the Newbiggin area.



hi mate,

nice boat you have! small question please, i have a suzumar 320 with alu floor (similar 2 urs)but no motor yet, should be buying the outboard this week! decided i want a suzuki, but not sure if i buy the 9.9 or 15hp outboard.
with your 9.9 do you plane easily with 2 adults on the boat?

thanks
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Old 07 May 2009, 19:32   #6
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Hello all new to site and would like to ask if anybody has made or seen any sort of spray dodger/cuddy etc to combat getting soaked when your stuck in choppy conditions?
I use my zodiac zoom 380s for fishing in the Newbiggin area.



hi mate,

nice boat you have! small question please, i have a suzumar 320 with alu floor (similar 2 urs)but no motor yet, should be buying the outboard this week! decided i want a suzuki, but not sure if i buy the 9.9 or 15hp outboard.
with your 9.9 do you plane easily with 2 adults on the boat?

thanks
chris
Hi chris my boat planes no problem with two on board me on motor sitting on tube 13stone and father on front box 13stone plus spare gallon of fuel and lead sinkers up front.
It does 17knots flatout acording to gps full throttle but cruises at 13knots on the plane at half throttle I wheel the boat down the beach first then carry the motor down on my shoulder it's a heavy lump it wieghs 55 kg if I remember correctly when I bought it in nov 08 it was between the Suzuki or a mariner which was lighter by about 7kg the Suzuki is a lovely motor but I would have maybe thought twice with experience.

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hi mate,

nice boat you have! small question please, i have a suzumar 320 with alu floor (similar 2 urs)but no motor yet, should be buying the outboard this week! decided i want a suzuki, but not sure if i buy the 9.9 or 15hp outboard.
with your 9.9 do you plane easily with 2 adults on the boat?

thanks
chris
I have a Suzuki 15hp on a Quicksilver 3.1. I can get about 25mph out of it and 22mph fully laden. it is a great engine but like all 4 strokes pretty heavy.

The extra power is useful and as the engines weigh exactly the same it would be silly not to go for the 15hp unless there is a big difference in price. I remember reading something on this site that it is quite easy to upgrade the 9 to a 15hp as they are the same engine but can't find the thread at the moment.

If you can find a nice 15hp 2 stroke though that would be the first choice as 4 strokes are heavy. The ideal is a Tohatsu 18hp as it's the same weight as the 9.9 and 15hp.
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Hi Iva-cod-on

Are you getting sprayed whilst motoring or at anchor?

PS. Like the screen name;-)
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Old 09 May 2009, 04:07   #9
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Hi Iva-cod-on

Are you getting sprayed whilst motoring or at anchor?

PS. Like the screen name;-)
Its while motoring when theres a chop on get loads in the face lol

I was quite pleased on the name myself lol
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Old 09 May 2009, 17:54   #10
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The extra power is useful and as the engines weigh exactly the same it would be silly not to go for the 15hp unless there is a big difference in price. I remember reading something on this site that it is quite easy to upgrade the 9 to a 15hp as they are the same engine but can't find the thread at the moment.
That would be me

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28883

Post 2005, the only difference between DF9.9 and DF15 seems to be the carb. I may however have missed something, so if you do fit a DF15 carb and your engine shuffles off its mortal coil in an expensive manner, don't blame me .

Pre 2005, there is a whole lot of other stuff including different camshaft

I couldn't work out how just changing the carb could make a difference, then I saw the carbs...

Price for the carb is £207.34 ex vat and delivery from these guys:

www.imsupplies.co.uk

plus you need 2 new gaskets

I got a very good price for my DF9.9 (several years ago) from

www.pacermarine.co.uk

If I hadn't got such a good price it would probably have been cheaper to buy a DF15.

One thing to be aware of - Suzuki have come up with a new DF9.9 - this new engine cannot be upped to 15HP as it is a smaller capacity and shares internals with a new DF8.

Cheers

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