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Old 15 June 2013, 02:28   #1
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Lomac 5 Mila

I'm trialling one of these this morning and wondered if there was anything specific I need to look out for?

It's now got the valve caps btw. Service history is patchy but all Honda main dealer and I've negotiated price down to reflect this.

I've checked it out on dry land and all seems good, but this will be the first time I've seen it on water. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. I know it's not going to be everyone's cup-of-tea, but ticks many boxes for me (and SWMBO).

It's a 2003 with same year Honda BF90 pushing it along.

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Old 15 June 2013, 03:14   #2
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I hired something similar in Cyrus and it wasn't good.

Before you buy it you need to sea trail a few other ribs first as what you have there is a hard boat with tubes on the side
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Old 16 June 2013, 16:05   #3
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Well, the trial went really well and it really handled the chop created by the 30 mph gusts really well and was completely dry. Having been out on a fair few of my friends ribs of varying setups, this one should do the job for me and my family on the budget and for the type of usage I have in mind.

The engine was spot on, really quiet, pumped well and despite the conditions pushed it around with ease. Anyone have any idea of the kind if consumption I can expect at cruising speed? I've been quoted about 300 all in for a full-on service - does that sound about right?

Looking forward to picking it up next weekend.
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lomac 5 mila

Hi Dan

can you please inform me about the behaviour of the lomac 5 mila or give me informations because of your experiance that can help me.
I really like the boat but I don't find any info.
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Hi there, DIT.

The Lomac has been ideal for both mine and my family's needs and usage.

Let me know what you would like to know specifically and I'd be more than happy to relate my experiences.

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Hi there, DIT.

The Lomac has been ideal for both mine and my family's needs and usage.

Let me know what you would like to know specifically and I'd be more than happy to relate my experiences.

Regards.

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Hi Dan,
Kind regards for your response.
I will try to upload some photos so you can see a the condition of the lomac.
Lomac 5.30 special edition '04 - 13.900 EUR - Car.gr ( the link)
The boat has a suzuki df115/ 4s with 350 hours. The owner says that it is a model from 2004 but from the ser. nr. i recognised that it is build 2001.
The price is 13.900 euro.
Do you think that is a reasonble price ?
The motor is ok for this boat? Is a boat that you can feel secure ?
Is easy to upload/laod the boat from the trailer alone ?
I will be glad to hear every coment from.
Thank you in advanced
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Hi Dan,
Kind regards for your response.
I will try to upload some photos so you can see a the condition of the lomac.
Lomac 5.30 special edition '04 - 13.900 EUR - Car.gr ( the link)
The boat has a suzuki df115/ 4s with 350 hours. The owner says that it is a model from 2004 but from the ser. nr. i recognised that it is build 2001.
The price is 13.900 euro.
Do you think that is a reasonble price ?
The motor is ok for this boat? Is a boat that you can feel secure ?
Is easy to upload/laod the boat from the trailer alone ?
I will be glad to hear every coment from.
Thank you in advanced
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Lomac 5.30 special edition '04 - 13.900 EUR - Car.gr
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Hi Dionisis.

The boat looks great! It has a few nice additions to mine (rear frame, sun shade/cover, improved access ladder etc), presumably due to it being a 'Special Edition".

Very low hours for a 15 year old engine. Does it have a tach to verify this? As long as the service history is full, up-to-date and reflects this, it "should" be ok though. A 115hp will certainly push it along very quickly. I achieve 35 knots plus with my 90hp. Which certainly feels fast enough for me.

I have used mine for 50 mile (there and back ) coastal cruises in fair and rough conditions. Although, when with my family I tend to only go out when weather and conditions are good. It copes very well, but at the end of the day it is a 'leisure' boat and not designed for extreme conditions or passages. I use mostly in my local river estuary for wakeboarding and pulling inflatables, which it performs very well.

I launch and retrieve it once a year and keep it on my mooring from April to November. I have launched it once on my own in a sheltered harbour, which was easy enough due to good facilities there. It will launch very easily in 1.5 - 2 feet of water and has a fairly shallow draft.

It's hard to say on the price. It's all down to your local market, comparisons, boat/trailer condition and engine service history. My initial reaction was that it is on the high side. But every price is negotiable.

The only negative is, that I had to strengthen the under deck directly ahead of the seat in front of the console. There was to much flex in the deck at that point for my liking. So I added 2 lateral supports spanning the hull. One at the base of the console seat and one at the base of the bow locker. It was easily accessed from the hatch and false floor. I would recommend checking the integrity of the deck in this area.

Let me know if I can be of anymore help.

Cheers.

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Dear Dan,
Please be so kind and explain me the last paragraph you wrote .I did not understood what you mean.
If you wish write me your the selling price .
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Hi Dionisis.

Apologies for slow response and for the quality of the quick sketch attached. Hopefully this will help to explain what I meant.

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I didn't feel that there was enough strength and rigidity in the deck below the console and the front seat. There was too much flex, which I think was a manufacturing design fault/oversight. So I created supports (red dashes) and placed them below deck, through the access point beneath the console. All good now and feels much more solid. This may not be the case on the Lomac you are looking at though.

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