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Old 19 February 2010, 06:00   #41
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The Suzuki 140 is allegedly only 127hp and IBWET,a member with a 150 Suzook on a 585, reckoned it to be very heavy.
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Old 19 February 2010, 07:41   #42
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The Suzuki 140 is allegedly only 127hp and IBWET,a member with a 150 Suzook on a 585, reckoned it to be very heavy.
I will be interested in Ian's answer to that Mollers as I thought when speaking to him he was pleased with Suzi.

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Old 19 February 2010, 10:38   #43
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I will be interested in Ian's answer to that Mollers as I thought when speaking to him he was pleased with Suzi.

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Old 19 February 2010, 12:18   #44
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august 2007, a 585 mould was stretched to 6m. Mine was the second one to come out of it!
As bass boy already knows the old 585 was stretched to 6m to accomodate the J tube as they take a little more room out of the inside of the boat and the gunnel walls increased by a couple of inches.
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Hi all just thought i would post the other option is the 6.4 with a suzi df175 same spec, had both prices back from jason both in the running ???????????
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Old 21 February 2010, 14:06   #46
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both in the running ???????????
That's a no-brainer! Well maybe not, but you have fewer compromises with a side by side console. I like the side by side for help with navigation and being close when other people drive the boat, but it is a bit tight on a 5.8.

The soozi 175 is a different beast than the 140, and from all accounts is a great engine. (The 140 is great, but not a beast!)
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Would that be with stripey, squidgy upholstery? Each to their own.
If he wanted stripes, then he'd need a Medline which probably isn't quite warry enough

Ribcraft have a surprisingly good bench seat, which is why I mentioned it. It's unusual in that it has effective side support - the best way I can think to describe it is a double width bucket seat.
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No sorry not yet but it is

ice white hull and console
black tubes
black wear patch
black seats black piping
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Ice white hull and console = Nightmare to keep clean. Any dirty will show up.
Black tubes = make sure you get over pressure valves fitted but be prepared to pump them up all the time. In summer you won't be able to sit on them either.
Black seat black piping = fairly standard
Black A frame = the powder coating will come off in a couple of years - beware!
Black non slip = will also get very hot in summer - no bare feet!

Radar is a bit OTT and will get shaken to bits up there. Why not get rid completely?

Single 150hp Optimax with 10hp aux is the way to go - unless you're minted that is!

Windscreen with bar around the top is a very good idea to keep the weather of you.

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Old 22 February 2010, 15:05   #49
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Ice white hull and console = Nightmare to keep clean. Any dirty will show up.
Black tubes = make sure you get over pressure valves fitted but be prepared to pump them up all the time. In summer you won't be able to sit on them either.
Black seat black piping = fairly standard
Black A frame = the powder coating will come off in a couple of years - beware!
Black non slip = will also get very hot in summer - no bare feet!

Radar is a bit OTT and will get shaken to bits up there. Why not get rid completely?


What a load of old tosh! He's planning on running the thing in the UK not parking it up in Death Valley.

As for radar? Have you ever been 8m off in shipping when you can't see the prow of the boat? I tried it, crapped my Hi-fits and ended-up being 'comm'd' in on VHF by the CG.
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Black tubes = make sure you get over pressure valves fitted but be prepared to pump them up all the time. In summer you won't be able to sit on them either.
Black non slip = will also get very hot in summer - no bare feet!
Disagree with this!
My 585 is all black i usely drive during summertime in Croatia. Filled the tubes in april and never ever pumped it again until x-Mas.
Also the non slip deck is not as half as hot as you thought.
No problems with both of them. Neither tubes nor deck.
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