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Old 06 January 2016, 14:43   #11
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Assuming everything checks out, do you think $1300 is realistic for both the 6 HP four stroke motor and the dinghy? The seller said he's only used the motor about four times so it's basically new.
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Old 06 January 2016, 16:05   #12
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Assuming everything checks out, do you think $1300 is realistic for both the 6 HP four stroke motor and the dinghy? The seller said he's only used the motor about four times so it's basically new.
Seems fair.

Outboard was about $1300 new for 2016.

So look at it as you're getting a new outboard for $1000 and a boat for $300. I paid $300 for my Rover Rollaway and it had 2 air leaks.
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Old 06 January 2016, 18:38   #13
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I took a look at the motor this evening but now I'm not sure if it's a standard shaft or a long shaft. The model number has not helped me out either. Is there a way I can tell? The model # is MFS6BS 3R4. It's a 2007. The website has been useless.

The shaft length I measured was 18" and the transom height was 16".
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Old 06 January 2016, 19:52   #14
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I remeasured the shaft again and got 17''. So it's not a 20'' long but it's not a 15'' short. I don't get it. Did Tohatsu make irregular shafts? I guess the bigger question is this: will a 17'' shaft work with a 16'' transom?

Update: This is the latest I've found and may explain why this has not been adding up!

Tohatsu's Website Quote:

"Please note that depending on the particular model, some Tohatsu shaft lengths may be 2" longer than "standard" (ie: a short shaft may be 17" instead of 15" and a long shaft may be 22" instead of 20"). Therefore, depending on the configuration of your keel, the shaft length required by your boat may be different than the above recommendation. We recommend that you consult with your local dealer to determine which is the correct shaft length for your particular boat".
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Old 07 January 2016, 06:26   #15
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Do you know what kind of wood was used on the transom and flooring? Shame the previous owner painted mine.
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Old 07 January 2016, 07:07   #16
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Just have a look at my images near the top of the thread. It was the highest quality hardwood marine plywood with a varnished finish.
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Old 07 January 2016, 07:23   #17
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I remeasured the shaft again and got 17''. So it's not a 20'' long but it's not a 15'' short. I don't get it. Did Tohatsu make irregular shafts? I guess the bigger question is this: will a 17'' shaft work with a 16'' transom?

Update: This is the latest I've found and may explain why this has not been adding up!

Tohatsu's Website Quote:

"Please note that depending on the particular model, some Tohatsu shaft lengths may be 2" longer than "standard" (ie: a short shaft may be 17" instead of 15" and a long shaft may be 22" instead of 20"). Therefore, depending on the configuration of your keel, the shaft length required by your boat may be different than the above recommendation. We recommend that you consult with your local dealer to determine which is the correct shaft length for your particular boat".
It's normal.

You'll have to dial the engine in for the boat. Bring some blocks of wood with you, varying in thickness so you can stack them between 10mm to 35mm. The cavitation plate should be even with or slightly above the lowest point of the transom
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Old 07 January 2016, 08:38   #18
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Just have a look at my images near the top of the thread. It was the highest quality hardwood marine plywood with a varnished finish.
Yeah, I was looking at those pics but couldn't tell the type of wood from them. I thought maybe teak at first. Regardless, shame they painted over them.
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Old 07 January 2016, 08:50   #19
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It's normal.

You'll have to dial the engine in for the boat. Bring some blocks of wood with you, varying in thickness so you can stack them between 10mm to 35mm. The cavitation plate should be even with or slightly above the lowest point of the transom
That's a relief. I started getting worried that the seller sold me the wrong size engine. Not sure why Tohatsu decided to make a 17'' shaft rather than the standard 15'' version. Wish their website had more information on it too!

Rather than starting a new post,

1) does anyone have a decent set of oars they could recommend for this AVON model? I just purchased the Bravo 2 foot pump from Amazon. Hope this was a good choice. Trying to get all the needed necessities before the weather gets nice again.

2) are the hypalon restoration solutions worth it? Mine looks ok but it's also a 1990 so I was wondering if I should just hold off or use one as a preventative.

3) Is it better to leave these SIBs inflated or partly inflated when not in use or is it better to completely break them down and store them in their carry bag?

Finally, 4) the AVON logo patch is coming off a bit. Some have recommended using 3M 5200 Marine Adhesive on Hypalon. Any thoughts?
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Old 07 January 2016, 09:15   #20
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1) In the UK used genuine Avon/Zodiac oars come on Ebay from time to time... their two part jointed design is useful. Otherwise just get an idea of oar length from those brochure scans and buy a pair of wooden ones closest to length.

2) In my experience Hypalon lasts very well just with gentle washing.

3) Personal opinion differs between folks. I think the ideal is inflated fully to shape but not up to full pressure and kept under a dustsheet. Not perfect for many though due to space taken so most are stored packed in their bags. I always wash and dry mine before packing and they will keep like new for a lifetime if looked after this way.

4) Guess as the patch isn't structural it's less crucial but I'd have used a two part Hypalon glue not a combined adhesive/sealer like 3m 5200 which I thought was more for fittings on a grp boat etc where gap filling properties were needed. Office888 will give best advice though.
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