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Old 17 May 2017, 14:56   #11
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With my expeariance of a 585 ribquest with 90 Suzuki on 4 up you will have all the power you need and economical crusing at 20-22 knots perfect as breezeblock has said how often will you be flat out
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Highfield recommend a 90, maximum is 145.

Odd that you are asking this after you've bought it. But it's also odd that Bosuns apparently think fitting an aux engine will invalidate its warranty.
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Odd that you are asking this after you've bought it..........

Ain't that always the case
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Highfield recommend a 90, maximum is 145.

Odd that you are asking this after you've bought it.
Who knows, good price, impulse purchase, just liked the look of it? We've all been there.

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But it's also odd that Bosuns apparently think fitting an aux engine will invalidate its warranty.
But yes, that does sound a bit weird / unusual
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Old 17 May 2017, 17:48   #15
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Is it perhaps that if they fit it they will have to warranty it, whereas if the buyer fits it after purchase it is some else's problem?
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Is it perhaps that if they fit it they will have to warranty it, whereas if the buyer fits it after purchase it is some else's problem?


Ah, that's a vote of confidence in the product!
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or possibly they had the same problem as myself and others theres no room and its a pita to fit one in and they don't want the hassle
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Probably don't want to drill holes and have the potential for corrosion or possibly stressing an area not intended to take load.
I've not seen the transom construction but it's possibly only reinforced where the main engine bolts on so they don't want to fit a load carrying bracket to a none load bearing area.
Only guessing but if they don't fit it they can't get blamed if anything goes wrong. Probably only a small chance of any problems but maybe they think it's not worth the risk for an hours labour they could charge
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