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Old 30 September 2009, 07:17   #21
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Remember that people who are used to big engines will think anything with 25% (or 50% in JSP's case!) less power will SEEM slow & lethargic. I did my sportsboat course (at risk of showing my age!) with 60 Hp on an SR5.4, and it planed no problem with 4 or 5 aboard. (the other one planed with half of a twin 30Hp setup 4 up after someone forgot to put oil in one of the tanks- 30Hp on a 5.4 was properly slow, but it still planed - just!) No, a 60 won't be eye wateringly fast, but as you say, your crew may not appreciate 30 Knots on their first trip!

Also most engines around that size band should bolt straight in where the other one came out, so a later upgrade shouln't be too painful......
You could be right there. I'm only going off the difference I found with 3 up instead of the normal 2.
Olly wood be a good person to speak too. He is full of praise for his 60hp on a 5.4 SR.
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Old 30 September 2009, 07:20   #22
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Good point 9D280 - and worth me remembering

Off to look this afternoon!!! - fingers crossed we come back with a new toy - bit worried that I'm doing the right thing but you've all helped push some of the worries away.

Apparently she has a couple of patches that were fixed during her commercial life - - I guess worse case scenario are new tubes - gulp!!

Take care

J
The odd patch should be ok. I'd check if all the strake is glued down ok too.

If it's looks ok buy it. Ask him about the elephont speedo's though. And I hope you can haggle him down.
You'll love the searider
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Old 30 September 2009, 07:21   #23
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Oh and recoupe some of your money buy selling me the A frame
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Old 30 September 2009, 08:08   #24
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If you don't buy it, I might (taking the condition of the tubes into consideration).

JSP, how much are you willing to give for the A-Frame ?
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Old 30 September 2009, 08:11   #25
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If you don't buy it, I might (taking the condition of the tubes into consideration).

JSP, how much are you willing to give for the A-Frame ?
It would depend where I had to pick it up from. PM me if you buy it
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Old 30 September 2009, 12:51   #26
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I don't know where the ad is and i'm not going to start looking for it if "Knot Yet" wants to buy the boat. I am a gentleman you know
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I don't know where the ad is and i'm not going to start looking for it if "Knot Yet" wants to buy the boat. I am a gentleman you know
Fair enough
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Old 30 September 2009, 13:08   #28
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Well we are on the way back from viewing - minus the boat :-(

I'm currently thinking about it but concerns are as follows:

Transom split along top both sides and plywood inners look blown
Transom not straight it bulges half way between top and bottom
Tubes very tired and bubbling
Engine - no wee and what is dribbling out seems to have bits of black rubber in it

Can post some pictures when I get back, depending on the response here we might take up his offer of a reduced
Price under 3k

Thanks all
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Well we are on the way back from viewing - minus the boat :-(

I'm currently thinking about it but concerns are as follows:

Transom split along top both sides and plywood inners look blown
Transom not straight it bulges half way between top and bottom
Tubes very tired and bubbling
Engine - no wee and what is dribbling out seems to have bits of black rubber in it

Can post some pictures when I get back, depending on the response here we might take up his offer of a reduced
Price under 3k

Thanks all
I wouldn't touch it and that's a bad thing!
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Talking it through with hubby, he's not going to want it - so if anyone would like the details let me know

JSP - many thanks for the quick response, whilst its very hard to walk away - AS I WANT ONE!! - it's reassuring to know that we seem to have done the right thing - will post the pictures later for interest

Thanks again

Jean
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