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Old 11 November 2015, 14:56   #61
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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" 👎
Hello 69cmw. That was a good thought.

I have written to the vendor explaining that unexpected circumstances mean that I am no longer in the position to purchase the boat. Apparently there is another interested party living at a distance who wants the boat so... hopefully all's well that ends well.
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Old 11 November 2015, 16:02   #62
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The Tohatsu you posted a link to earlier on looked quite tidy, lot of boat for the money ?
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Old 11 November 2015, 17:12   #63
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225 two stroke.....I'll bet that's burning more than 10 litres per hour
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Old 11 November 2015, 18:45   #64
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90hp on a 6.6m boat will probably mean you need to sit at 42-4500rpm for a decent cruise speed in the mid 20's. supposed to be decent engines for the time and rarely hear a bad thing about tohatsu engines. that RPM is higher than i like to cruise at but many people do keep their cruise in that range so probably nothing too out the norm.

it is unusual to see a 6.6 with a 90, they usually come with a 115 or 140 tohatsu and the 90 on the 6.1, maybe a re-engine at some point.

the tubes look pretty poor but i think some TLC would bring them back nice enough based on the pics.

seen worse for the money that is for sure.
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Old 11 November 2015, 19:17   #65
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just noticed this.....they are saying it is a northcraft as suspected.

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Old 12 November 2015, 05:45   #66
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90hp on a 6.6m boat will probably mean you need to sit at 42-4500rpm for a decent cruise speed in the mid 20's. supposed to be decent engines for the time and rarely hear a bad thing about tohatsu engines. that RPM is higher than i like to cruise at but many people do keep their cruise in that range so probably nothing too out the norm.

it is unusual to see a 6.6 with a 90, they usually come with a 115 or 140 tohatsu and the 90 on the 6.1, maybe a re-engine at some point.

the tubes look pretty poor but i think some TLC would bring them back nice enough based on the pics.

seen worse for the money that is for sure.
6.6 with a 90 not that unusual if you go back 15 years or so. The majority of the 6.5m Scorpions (1996-2000ish) were rigged with 90hp 2 strokes when new. Mine certainly was.

A light 6.5m boat should be more easily driven than a heavy 5.5m boat. Tohatsu 6.5m hull "very similar" to Solent and Phantom hulls.
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90hp on a 6.6m boat will probably mean you need to sit at 42-4500rpm for a decent cruise speed in the mid 20's. supposed to be decent engines for the time and rarely hear a bad thing about tohatsu engines. that RPM is higher than i like to cruise at but many people do keep their cruise in that range so probably nothing too out the norm.

it is unusual to see a 6.6 with a 90, they usually come with a 115 or 140 tohatsu and the 90 on the 6.1, maybe a re-engine at some point.

the tubes look pretty poor but i think some TLC would bring them back nice enough based on the pics.

seen worse for the money that is for sure.
I see. Thank you for this insight.
What would the tube TLC entail? I see that they look a bit tired and the 'D' shaped profile (rubbing strake?) appears to be lifting on the port side where the tube terminates and looks quite marked in places. Does the two stroke engine run on a petrol and oil mixture which is bought ready mixed?

Have you anything to say about the hull, where the blue paint is at the bow? I know nothing about that brown appearance or what needs to be done to renovate it and put the hull back into pristine condition. The seating looks relatively recent.

Anything else is technical and beyond my current understanding. The price looks attractive and would leave me some money to lavish some TLC on it. Your comments about engine size are noted. How far would the engine supplied take me towards a more suitable engine if it were to be part exchanged?
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TLC would probably mean spending a few hours on the tubes with some RIB revive or something similar. I have never had to revive tubes that faded but plenty of threads about on faded tubes so they would come up reasonably well I would think.

The engine I don't think it an issue with your intended use. If you do need or want more power then the 90 is probably worth about 1800 or so. It will run on normal unleaded and oil it will mix itself. You just put outboard oil in the oil tank and it does the rest.
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What's your budget jepho?
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