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Old 26 July 2017, 03:52   #1
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Excel voyager sr470 - Thoughts please...!!!

Hiya guys

Iam looking at buying a Excel voyager sr470 with a 60hp Evinrude and just wanting thoughts on this please, i have not heard anything much about Excel boats just wondering how good it would stand up to the great north sea for fishing trips and family days out.
And most of all has anyone had any problems with Excel

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You will have no trouble with excel very good boat builder terry will look after you
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You will have no trouble with excel very good boat builder terry will look after you
+1 I had a good look over HH boat at the weekend spot on
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I would go with the Suzuki 60 and not evinrude much better outboard
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I would go with the Suzuki 60 and not evinrude much better outboard
Really !!! because i have heard nothing but praise for the Evinrude ETEC from what i can find out the Evinrude beats all other outboards hands down in every aspect of the motors (am i barking up the wrong tree here or what lads ??)

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Search on this forum for saddle breaking on evinrude 60s, a handful have had problems with them snapping.

There is nooooo way an etec is better or worse in every way than the competitors, there are pros and cons with them all.

While I'm here, this setup doest shout out north sea to me, what is your budget and how many are you taking normally?
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The main reason is for me to get out fishing on, but also said i would get something that the family could use aswel for day trips out (not always on the coast, rivers lakes so on and so forth) consisting of me my wife and kids (both 11) i did put a top budget of 8000 but the Excel came in a lot lower than that but yet has a good engine and the boat is in realy good shape and also has all the seating we need and is laid out realy wel for a rib under 5meters

I have a 3.8m sib at the mo but find it realy hard to get the right conditions (Flat lol) to get out and do some fishing, in so was after something that could take a bit of conditions

Please tel me your thoughts and opinions

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8k is a healthy budget and anything is bound to be better than your 3.8 so it is all relative to what you are coming from and to.

i would be looking at other options with that budget and maybe get something a little older with more pedigree in UK waters....humber springs to mind as good value and should be plenty about.

or sell the sib and you suddenly have 10k ish to play with, that will get you a lot of boat.
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Thank you for your opinions
I have been looking at humber as my 1st choice but they never have the seating arrangement that i desire i want bums on seats not tubes or floor and also looking at the long run IE storage the bigger the boat the bigger the storage bill and maintenance bill.
So trying to find a happy medium between going out fishing by my self and going out with the family and keeping the bills down in the long run

i just dont want a porche just to drive to the corner shop to pick up the morning paper if you know wat i am saying

There is a zodiac pro 5.5 with a 90hp evinrude that ive been looking at which has the seating i require and its in pristine condition but that is at 8500 but i talked myself out of that one last night and settled with the Excel but now i am been back to unsure

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