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Old 15 May 2011, 13:38   #21
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...my boat probably has a nose weight something like 60 kilo...


I don't think my whole SIB weighs 60kg.

Have you got the motor on the right end?
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Old 15 May 2011, 13:41   #22
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I don't think my whole SIB weighs 60kg.

Have you got the motor on the right end?
Ermm,,,,,,,,,,,, think so ..lol this honwave is heavy, its got aluminium floor and is quite substantial ,, i gotta come up with an easy launch idea or i`ll get fed up before i even started my new hobby to be :-(
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Old 15 May 2011, 13:45   #23
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BTW sorry for hi jacking your thread popeye ,, no one seems to want to answer my thread ..lol
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Old 15 May 2011, 14:20   #24
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Need some advice of you now popeye!

I am thinking of upgrading to a aliminium floor boat, i was looking at the Excel range but now the Seapro has appeared.

Can i ask where you got yours from as all the ones i have found online are packaged with outboards and i dont need one of them.

Also does anyone know which is better or has any good/bad points bettween the Excel and Seapro?

Thanks
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Need some advice of you now popeye!

I am thinking of upgrading to a aliminium floor boat, i was looking at the Excel range but now the Seapro has appeared.

Can i ask where you got yours from as all the ones i have found online are packaged with outboards and i dont need one of them.

Also does anyone know which is better or has any good/bad points bettween the Excel and Seapro?

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I think you'll find one here www,seaproboats.co.uk , Bill highams marines
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Old 15 May 2011, 16:31   #26
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Thanks Hadd, looked there but all the ones available are packaged with outboards!
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Thanks Hadd, looked there but all the ones available are packaged with outboards!
Give them a ring & talk to simon he will do something for you. 0161 790 7678
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Old 15 May 2011, 16:57   #28
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Give them a ring & talk to simon he will do something for you. 0161 790 7678
dont know if this helps but my honwave has ally floor,, bought brand new and not as a pacage,, bought my OB seperately second hand .
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Need some advice of you now popeye!

I am thinking of upgrading to a aliminium floor boat, i was looking at the Excel range but now the Seapro has appeared.

Can i ask where you got yours from as all the ones i have found online are packaged with outboards and i dont need one of them.

Also does anyone know which is better or has any good/bad points bettween the Excel and Seapro?

Thanks

Hi lockieboi,

I bought mine on Ebay, it's 18 months old and has only been used a couple of times, its still like brand new. I know it's not an Avon or Zodiac but I must say it seems extremely well made and quite substanial. The chap I bought it from had bought it new from Bill Higham Marine. I think that he is the sole supplier of these boats. I'm going to phone them tomorrow to find out about getting another seat and a bow bag I will ask the price of a boat only and post it tomorrow, I mean later today!


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Old 16 May 2011, 13:32   #30
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Timo,

I tried mine very quickly when I bought it, lifting the nose up and wheeling it about 2 feet on the transom wheels. I was also a bit suprised of the weight! Factor in the gradient of the ramp and perhaps some sand and stones and the boat gets heavier!

Don't laugh, but i'm thinking of making myself a harness to pull it up the ramp?

I'm just goint to have a little drive down to Minnis Bay to check the ramp out. Thornbackflounder recommended this ramp to me. I want to see how steep it is?


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Hello mate have you managed to view the slipway yet?,not to steep i hope?
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