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Old 31 May 2011, 06:26   #11
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I'd have stuck with Lowrance electronics instead of Raymarine. In future I would buy the hull & engines separately & rig them myself, despite the price difference in buying a "package".

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
Sounds like Raymarine really are a bag of shite I was looking at them as an option on TB2 however looking at the trouble you and GG are having then they are off the list !.

As for rigging you own engines I believe you can probably get a better price if you source your own especially come end of season. If you are dealing with a manufacturer that tries to shove their preferred engine down your throat and then wants to charge you a premium for having the boat "sans" engine then tell em to feck orf and go elswhere
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Old 31 May 2011, 11:49   #12
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Sounds like Raymarine really are a bag of shite I was looking at them as an option on TB2 however looking at the trouble you and GG are having then they are off the list !.

As for rigging you own engines I believe you can probably get a better price if you source your own especially come end of season. If you are dealing with a manufacturer that tries to shove their preferred engine down your throat and then wants to charge you a premium for having the boat "sans" engine then tell em to feck orf and go elswhere
Don't get me wrong, the Raymarine kit was the best available when I specced the boat, but literally weeks later, Lowrance brought out the Structure Scan which I would have liked. I've not had any trouble with them, interfacing to the Etecs was a bit of a challenge but it was down to finding/making the correct cable which Raymarine didn't seem to have, all sorted now. Re; rigging, you're probably right in telling the manf. who won't discount the bare hull to F'off, but that's the hull I wanted & they had me by the shorts. They wanted to put twin 90hp 4s Suzis on the back, but I stuck out for the Etecs & boy am I glad I did, it would have been a dog with the 4s 90's. Lesson learned Next time it's definitely sans moteurs & I'll do it myself (& make a better job of it) & save myself the £1500 they had off me for rigging
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Old 03 July 2011, 16:36   #13
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I would have bought a house with a level driveway. (water collects in the bow)
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Old 04 July 2011, 18:03   #14
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I would have bought a house with a level driveway. (water collects in the bow)
Park the other way around?
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Old 05 July 2011, 01:20   #15
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Old 05 July 2011, 02:34   #16
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Hmm let me see...
I really like my setup and its been a good one. roller coaster trailer,good console, large sump, easily fitted internal transducer. good access to cables etc. and more importantly reliable.

The only thing I would have changes would possibly have been a slightly larger console to fit all the gadgets on and a rear bench seat but at the time I needed the deck space for diving but now with 3 kids I need seats.

But I did buy it 20 years ago and its still going strong.
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Aww go on. It's only grass
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