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Old 27 August 2014, 10:58   #1
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Enginer hrs


its been quite a while since i was here but i may have found a protector rib i like, i have two questions i would like views on please

a) the boat in question is a protector 8.5 meters with 2 115 Yamahas on the back, i know i will need to try it out, but it maybe is a little under powered?

b) the two 115s have 1100 hrs on the clock, i suppose it depends on how often it was serviced, but is that high and nearly the end of there lives?


Boatless - better get down the pub and drown my sorrows
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Old 27 August 2014, 11:12   #2
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If they have a good service history then should go on for years, as to being underpowered it dose sound it but testing it would soon tell you.
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Old 27 August 2014, 12:40   #3
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1100 hours is peanuts. I'd rather it's been used regularly than sat doing nothing.
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Old 27 August 2014, 12:49   #4
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