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Old 11 January 2014, 00:53   #1
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4.7m, 1x70hp 12miles?

Hi there, i am looking to buy my first boat.

i have some boating experience as i did some summer sport sailing and wakeboarding teaching in a school where i used boats every day for several sumer months.

Nevertheless, never own one so not that experienced.

My question is: will a 4,7m with 1xsuzuki 70hp fourstroke engine be ok to do a 12 miles crossing from my home town (maputo, mozambique) to a nearby (12miles) desert beaches?

The sea sometimes can get a litlle rough.

My challenge is budget. As i know that a bigger boat and an extra engine would be the ideal for this situation. But, at the moment i have no such cash.

i was thinking of going for this 4,7 infanta rib with the 70hp suzuki, use it, and than later, with more budget, just buy a bigger boat, extra engine and i could upgrade to the twinm engine set up.

What do you guys think?

Thanks!
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Old 11 January 2014, 02:18   #2
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I would go for a used searider with 70 hp suzuki.
super boat in rough seas same length 4,7m
i have a 5,4 m with 90suzi great fun
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Old 11 January 2014, 02:34   #3
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I would go for a used searider with 70 hp suzuki.
super boat in rough seas same length 4,7m
i have a 5,4 m with 90suzi great fun
cool! will look for it. and what do you think about a 4.7 crossing a bay with 12 miles?
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Old 11 January 2014, 02:46   #4
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what Diverbert said +1 4.7 Searider crossing 12 miles, no problem as long as your sensible
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