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Old 12 January 2014, 19:10   #11
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Incidentally you can't buy a new Yamaha 2-stroke in the UK unless it's for commercial

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Old 16 January 2014, 17:36   #12
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I went through the same dilemma last year. I have a tiller 25 hp Evenrude E Tec which at 72kg was to much to lift on and off the transom of my Honwave.

I looked at the Zodiacs but went for a Bombard Commando C4 with console and bench seats. Converted the E Tec to remote control.

I keep the boat on a trailer all year so inflating / deflating not an issue and I can trailer With the engine mounted.

Console does take up room but there is only two of us and I did not like the rear weight balance and sitting on the tubes with my tiler.
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Old 02 February 2014, 23:48   #13
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Zodiac futura mark 2 c Alu
OR
Zodiac classic mark 2 c Alu

Both with a 30ho four stroke console
In waves of 1.5m
My Futura 2c goes like stink with two people on board. I've got a 20hp 4-stroke. I think a 30hp is more than you need for 2. If you are hauling a boat full of divers, or you like going fast, go with the 30hp.

I think you could do 1.5m waves just fine. Question is, would you want to do 1.5m waves in a little SIB?

EDIT: The Honda 20hp (in it's lightest incarnation) is 104 pounds, right at the limit of what I can carry on my own. If you are thinking of getting a bigger motor, that means a trailer, so why not get a RIB?
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