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Old 11 November 2015, 02:32   #51
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Forget it you have spent so much time convincing yourself you will not be happy with it.

Lots of boats closer you can go and look at. Having driven from Aberdeen to south Wales once I wouldn't do it again
how about this Tohatsu 6.6m for sale, 6.60m (21'8"), 2001 | Boatshed
Hull a good reputation few people on here had them and the engines are good, cheaper and closer to you. cheeky offer, and you can always fit a bigger engine as you gain confidence.

The Humber yes really beefed up transom looks like a good job. But not for you.
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Old 11 November 2015, 02:50   #52
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Fairly serious transom work there. None of that should be there. Difficultly will be knowing what in under it of course.

The seats could be just moisture build up, happens all the time as usually something wet in storage, ropes etc.

I assume there is sikaflex under the seat, be silly not to. If you don't want to touch the outside of the seat they ideally should have cut out the inside, left a lip for screws and glassed inside to the bare deck. You could still do that of course at a later date.
Agreed. My thoughts (based upon nothing else but the very poorly applied metal plate and supporting pole structure) are that the transom has been damaged beyond repair. If one was supporting/strengthening the transom, the poles should not have been necessary in any event. Fitting an engine with more power than the recommendations suggest may have persuaded a person, lacking any mechanical understanding, to apply the wrong solution to a problem that should never have arisen.

The rather poor workmanship displayed is strongly suggestive that the individual responsible for the modification had no absolutely mechanical sympathy with the boat or the techniques they employed. The transom and poor workmanship are the deal breaker for me. The seat image does not give too much away but I would expect to see a much better quality of work than is evident.

My rationale is this: Failure of any part of a boat while out to sea could easily imperil the crew. It could provide an unnecessary additional stress in what may already be a stressful circumstance; like a heavy sea. Human performance is affected by many things but starting off with everything shipshape is likely to have a positive effect on frame of mind. Catastrophic happenstance is usually a chain of several small events; which link together to create the ideal conditions for the disaster which they presage.

Thank you for taking the time to look at this potential purchase and for your sound advice.
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Old 11 November 2015, 03:05   #53
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Forget it you have spent so much time convincing yourself you will not be happy with it.

Lots of boats closer you can go and look at. Having driven from Aberdeen to south Wales once I wouldn't do it again
how about this Tohatsu 6.6m for sale, 6.60m (21'8"), 2001 | Boatshed
Hull a good reputation few people on here had them and the engines are good, cheaper and closer to you. cheeky offer, and you can always fit a bigger engine as you gain confidence.

The Humber yes really beefed up transom looks like a good job. But not for you.
I take your point about being happy but I am using RIBnet to have the discussion that I would have if I was a member of a boating club and had access to people who know what they are talking about as far as RIBs are concerned. Being an absolute novice, I am having to use my own knowledge of mechanical engineering and the expertise of the RIBnet membership to assist me making sensible decisions. Until I saw the last images I posted, I was still in a position to buy the boat. I am not afraid of a little work either but the plot looks too far gone for my lack of marine knowhow and looks like a potential money sinkhole.

I can do much better. Thank you for your link to the Tohatsu. I will consider it along with a couple of other boats that I now have in the frame. Being able to discuss a boat and my needs has been incredibly useful. From your own position of knowledge it may look as if I am undecided, but I am considering everything so that I do not make an uneccesarily expensive mistake for my skill level. I have not rejected some sort of turnkey solution out of hand.
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Old 11 November 2015, 12:13   #54
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how about this Tohatsu 6.6m for sale, 6.60m (21'8"), 2001 | Boatshed
Hull a good reputation few people on here had them and the engines are good, cheaper and closer to you. cheeky offer, and you can always fit a bigger engine as you gain confidence.
I'm not advocating that this is underpowered, it'll do fine for what jepho,s looking for, but 38 knots in a 6.6mtr boat with a 90hp sounds a tad optimistic
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Old 11 November 2015, 13:17   #55
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I'm not advocating that this is underpowered, it'll do fine for what jepho,s looking for, but 38 knots in a 6.6mtr boat with a 90hp sounds a tad optimistic
Yes it could be a little, but why pic up on the maximum speed the fuel consumption is more optimistic

Do you think top speed is important? how often do you go at top speed? Kinda makes it irrelevant and even if you did your passengers (ie family) would soon not want to go with you.

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Ok PICK before someone picks up on the mistake
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Old 11 November 2015, 13:21   #57
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I thought once you saw pictures of the metal contraption on the transom you wouldn't be making the 14hr return journey.
When I saw that rib moored in the harbour I thought "pile of pi5h" 👎
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Old 11 November 2015, 13:47   #58
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Yes it could be a little, but why pic up on the maximum speed the fuel consumption is more optimistic

Do you think top speed is important? how often do you go at top speed? Kinda makes it irrelevant and even if you did your passengers (ie family) would soon not want to go with you.

No I don't think top speed is important, so long as there's enough "headroom" that you don't need full throttle to maintain a reasonable cruising speed and I don't think this will be an issue with the boat
Just feel that this detail of the advert is maybe a little misleading
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Yes like the 10 litres an hour, lets all buy 90 tahatsuuuus running costs about a 3rd of other make 90hp
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Over powered?

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