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Old 04 December 2010, 13:40   #1
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T/T Martini II - New SIB

Christmas came early for me this year

I'm just back from battling through the snow to pick up my new SIB and outboard from Black Dog Marine:

Zodiac Futura Commando 470
Mariner 50hp short shaft 2 stroke manual start/manual tilt

I must again say a huge thank you to Rob at Black Dog, always so helpful and knowledgeable, Rob did me such a fantastic deal on this lot I just couldn't say no But then that's always been my downfall
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Old 04 December 2010, 14:49   #2
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Christmas came early for me this year

I'm just back from battling through the snow to pick up my new SIB and outboard from Black Dog Marine:

Zodiac Futura Commando 470
Mariner 50hp short shaft 2 stroke manual start/manual tilt

I must again say a huge thank you to Rob at Black Dog, always so helpful and knowledgeable, Rob did me such a fantastic deal on this lot I just couldn't say no But then that's always been my downfall
Looks really nice Matt, I can think of a couple of uses for your new boat straight away. That's a very short-looking short-shaft Mariner. What's the draft of the boat when the engine's down I wonder?
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Old 04 December 2010, 16:08   #3
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A very posh tender.
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Old 04 December 2010, 16:45   #4
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Ideal for the Scillies.
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Old 04 December 2010, 16:54   #5
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What a great looking outfit. Reminds me of the type of thing we used to use in the RNR in the 70's for the diving team. Huge fun and very capable.

Has Black Dog got another set??

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Old 04 December 2010, 17:34   #6
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Looks really nice Matt, I can think of a couple of uses for your new boat straight away. That's a very short-looking short-shaft Mariner. What's the draft of the boat when the engine's down I wonder?
Thanks, I'm sure you can! Assuming the cav plate ends up level with the keel then it'll only need the distance from there to the bottom of the skeg, probably 10" or so. With the motor tilted I reckon you could get that down to 5" or 6"
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Ideal for the Scillies.
True, but I'll need to build a bigger RIB to carry it over on first! Meanwhile there's plenty of islets and caves etc to explore round here!
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Steve, Rob's now a dealer for Avon/Zodiac Milpro, this one was built to order. But as well as his usual 10% discount for Ribnetters, he can get some really good deals from the factory. Worth having a chat with him if you're interested
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Old 05 December 2010, 14:51   #7
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Looks rather nice. And there'll be no fighting over who's going to have the navigator's seat on this one I see . I note you even laid out a rug to place it on... are you sure you're gonna want to get it wet? I hope that engine's going to have a few bolts holding it on and not just the thumb screws
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Old 05 December 2010, 14:59   #8
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are you sure you're gonna want to get it wet?
I don't want to leave it out in the rain, I don't want to stand on the floorboards, the first person to moor alongside and tie on to my grab handles is probably going to get double-tapped

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I hope that engine's going to have a few bolts holding it on and not just the thumb screws
Recommended by Zodiac for anything over 10hp, highly recommended for anything over 25hp, so yeah, looks like I'll be drilling holes in my new boat soon
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Couple of good dobs of Sika and tighten them screws nice and tight with a torque shear wrench. It'll be fine
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Old 05 December 2010, 16:45   #10
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Looks fantastic

Out of interest how rigid are the speed tubes, can they be pumped up with foot bellows

Hope to see you about in this next year, you'll be a right special agent blatting about in this and Martini II

Where do you plan on taking it, staying round Jersey, or going down to the Minquiers or something?

Surely if you fold it up and find a suitable mounting point for the engine then it will fit on Martini II (maybe with a smaller engine ~15hp?

Finally... I assume that if ur going to bolt the engine on that it will be trailered, you going to keep it in the water?
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