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Old 16 July 2019, 17:36   #1
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Hi all

Hi All. Been a member for quite a while, but not really been on much ,

Some of you will already know me from another sib forum , but not on there anymore Done quite a bit of sibbing in the past , and recently had a great run out with a few members on here, Gurnard, Kaman , and a few others I suspect are members as well

Have a Honwave T38 with a Suzuki DF 9.9 converted to 15hp, Based In Oban so if anybody wants to go for a play out, give us a shout
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Old 17 July 2019, 05:20   #2
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Welcome back... although you never left really... more just dipping a toe in gently over the past year or so. Am I right in thinking you're the chip shop guy near Oban?
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Old 17 July 2019, 08:47   #3
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Welcome back... although you never left really... more just dipping a toe in gently over the past year or so. Am I right in thinking you're the chip shop guy near Oban?
Yep thatís me, owner of The chippy in Benderloch , and your correct, been a member awhile but never really posted on ere, been lurking in the background to see how it runs and this place seems pretty friendly, so going to stick around and see how it goes
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Old 17 July 2019, 10:27   #4
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i tried a sib forum for a while just to see not a patch on here welcome
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Old 17 July 2019, 11:46   #5
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>>>Yep that’s me, owner of The chippy in Benderloch

Ahh see where you are Paul. What a great area to be based around for sibbing.

For most years since the mid 1980s we've travelled north of the border for our hols… initially as car tourists but then with a SIB or other smallcraft having some of our best times between Kintyre and Skye (not all in the same trip). Family logistics and responsibilities have kept us down south for three years now but that will change before long so we may just turn up in that chip shop queue.

What was needed to do your OB upgrade to 15hp... carb swap?

David
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Old 17 July 2019, 18:25   #6
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>>>Yep thatís me, owner of The chippy in Benderloch

Ahh see where you are Paul. What a great area to be based around for sibbing.

For most years since the mid 1980s we've travelled north of the border for our holsÖ initially as car tourists but then with a SIB or other smallcraft having some of our best times between Kintyre and Skye (not all in the same trip). Family logistics and responsibilities have kept us down south for three years now but that will change before long so we may just turn up in that chip shop queue.

What was needed to do your OB upgrade to 15hp... carb swap?

David
Yes very lucky itís a fantastic place for sibbing, Loch Etive is my go too 0lace whe; the weather is poor, nice and sheltered and itís a blast going through the falls of Lora, and if your ever up my way give us a shout, any excuse to get the sib out ,

On the engine front, yes straight carb swap, and a solas st/steel prop, really cuts it, was out other week with a mate, whoís got a T38 with a Honda bf20, and he could only just pull away at WOT , mines hit 21.7 knots , which is pretty darn good for a sib
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Old 18 July 2019, 05:28   #7
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thats a good turn of speed i get 22 knots max with the 25 suzuki
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Old 18 July 2019, 07:47   #8
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thats a good turn of speed i get 22 knots max with the 25 suzuki
I borrowed a 20efi Suzuki and didnít get much more than with my 15, was really surprised that my mates Honda only just had the legs on it
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Old 18 July 2019, 08:15   #9
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I borrowed a 20efi Suzuki and didnít get much more than with my 15, was really surprised that my mates Honda only just had the legs on it
never compared speeds with others but i guess the 22 knot ish is about the top end of the hull speed for a SIB
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Old 18 July 2019, 09:15   #10
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never compared speeds with others but i guess the 22 knot ish is about the top end of the hull speed for a SIB
Thatís my thoughts as well, when I had the Suzuki 20 on my T38. It started to get very skittish at WOT, which was around 23knots,
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Old 18 July 2019, 09:36   #11
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Yep same sort of thoughts from me. About the maximum I've had from a 15hp (2-stroke) was 20kts on a Zodiac 3.6 air floor... 2 adults and 2 teens plus kit.

When I upgraded from a 15hp 2-stroke to the 20hp Suzuki efi in 2016 the mid range grunt was improved for popping on and off the plane working difficult sea conditions but as you found Paul the top speed was only a tiny bit more and often sea conditions prevented being at 20kts or more.
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Old 18 July 2019, 09:48   #12
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Thatís my thoughts as well, when I had the Suzuki 20 on my T38. It started to get very skittish at WOT, which was around 23knots,
yea mine was the same so i stuck a 43 ltr fuel tank up front sorted
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