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Old 25 January 2008, 10:51   #11
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Ah But can he handle a searider!!! on a serious note there are some great boats out there,for that sort of money that can handle the rough, Ribcraft Solent,Osprey,Avon adventurer and Zodiak avoid!! oops, here we go!
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Old 25 January 2008, 10:52   #12
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Old 25 January 2008, 10:53   #13
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I have been out on Lough Derg in really bad chop in a 4m and found it really hard work . The guy beside me was in a 5.4m and had no trouble at all so I imagine a 6m + Rib would have no trouble at all coping .

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thanks

i would need a bit of room alright mainly beer tent and rucksack id plan to put them in a hold all and strap them down to something. how old is too old for a big 4 stroke presuming that it has a service history? would a couple of hundred hrs be a lot?

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A modern 150HP 4 stroke at full chat would burn about 30-35 litres per hr, You can make this considerably more economical by dropping of the revs a bit.

Depending which boat you have a 150 may be bigger than required. We have a 6.3m Leeway with a 90HP 2 stroke on the back, she does high forties with one man on board and low fourties with 4 blokes on board. I know several boats over 6m running with 115, 135 etc

When buying second hand I would be most intrested in condition, a couple of hundred hrs should not be a big issue if she is well looked after. Can you give us a better idea of age, type and previou use (ie garaged, outdoors, commercial, leisure etc)?
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