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Old 06 August 2009, 04:53   #71
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bollox you'd go 200HO everytime, who wouldn't
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I would want to go to a 7 meter before fitting the heavier block.
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Old 06 August 2009, 04:59   #72
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Unfortunatly I cant go above 6.5m! Would the 200ho really unbalance it soo much? It says in the brochure that its 258kg?! The Yami is 270+!!!!!! Can the 6.5 not cope with the extra weight of a modern 2 stroke?!
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Old 06 August 2009, 05:03   #73
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Oooooooohhhhhh.... I must say I'm torn between the two!! I think I might compromise with a 175 :P or a normal 200? But the 200H.O. sownds GGGRRRR88888!!!! lol I think Probable a normal 200or the 175 in white will do me fine found this 200 http://www.ribstuff.com/component/pa...art/Itemid,29/ I cant find an ho at the moment, but the 175 is also on the ribstuff site, Ill have another quick peek at boats and outboards....Icidentallyu, I had a wierd dream where I specifically had a Yamaha 200 fitted 2 mi Pro?!

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600 hours use in a commercial environment and still 9,000 seems a bit on the high side to me. I had a quote a couple of months ago when I was considering upgrading to the 200 and it was about 10,500 for a new one.
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Old 06 August 2009, 05:09   #74
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Unfortunatly I cant go above 6.5m! Would the 200ho really unbalance it soo much? It says in the brochure that its 258kg?! The Yami is 270+!!!!!! Can the 6.5 not cope with the extra weight of a modern 2 stroke?!
Of course the 6.5 can cope. However just bear in mind that the difference between Yam and the etec 150 is 80KGs. Thats like having an average built bloke hanging of your transom all the time. Of course it will have an impact on the way the boat rides especially at lower speeds.
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Old 06 August 2009, 05:11   #75
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bollox you'd go 200HO everytime, who wouldn't
Just realised in your post you changed my quote Jim I was referring to the fact that I would rather a new 150 over a used 200.

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Old 06 August 2009, 05:34   #76
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..I had a wierd dream where I specifically had a Yamaha 200 fitted 2 mi Pro?!

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Would that be a Yam HPDI?
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Old 06 August 2009, 05:42   #77
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I take it you know Marc Dano who supply Osprey and Solent RIBs in Brittany : http://www.atlanticribs.com/
And Jean-Maurice the Revenger dealer : http://www.sasproconcept.com/
And of course CapBreizh the Brittany based rib website : http://www.capbreizh.com
with it's forum : http://www.capbreizh.com/phpbb/

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Yes I have seen atlantis ribs osp[rey dealer and have followed cap breizh for a couple of years now. I think however with the stock exchange as it is, the euro-pound exchange makes a purchase in Britain and bringing over alot more viable!

They dont make the HPDI anymore do they?! It was a mistake in mmy last post, I meant modern 4 stroke... typo!!

Vis a vis hp rating Ill probably go for a 175 or a normal 200, will liase with roy nearer the time!

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If you go for a Yam or Soozook 4 stroke, I'd recommend you specify an XL transom (In fact, I'd recommend an XL transom for any motor on a 6.5 Vipermax)
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Osprey being a Belgium company i'm not sure they'll being any advantage buying from either France or the UK. Have you considered Solent? I was quite impressed by their 6.5m but then i've never been in an Osprey. The 6.5 is a bit longer than 6.5m however. They're a fair few hanging around Brittany.

Will you be considering fishing and things like that? You'll want tube that touch the water at rest for stability if that is the case.

The Humber dealer is based in Lorient & Vannes : http://www.navy-pro.com/
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