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Old 28 July 2004, 15:20   #11
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Whilst I have no experiance in this area, I would say that you can register a h/h on a seperate licence; they threat it like that so you can use it on more than one boat. You should therefore get a seperate "T" number (rather than a call sign) for your handheld.

However, these are just my un-educated rablings and are probably wrong...
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Old 28 July 2004, 15:28   #12
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I'll look for a decent 40/50, I understand the yamaha 40/50s are 3 cylinder are any of the other 40/50hp 2 strokes like marina, suzuki etc 3 cylinder?
Craig, my Suzuki 40HP is a twin cylinder, single carb and is a bit rough on tick over but soon smooths out. The Suzuki 55HP is a 3 cylinder and they also made some 3 cylinder 25 HP's.
With regard to Mariners they have made several differrent verions of the 40 including a four cyliner 'classic?'. However, most of their 40's are twin cylinder, twin carb. When you move up to 50HP I think they are all 3 or four cylinders depending on the age of the engine.
I totally agree with Timofengland about 40HP ex-RNLI engines -these will be welll maintained. Some of the earlier Mariner 40's were built by Yamaha and rebadged, these are bombproof and one of the most reliable engines you can get (IMHO).I believe the Yamaha/ Mariner engines were called marathons.


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Old 28 July 2004, 15:29   #13
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Tim, I realise that - but I've got a fixed VHF on the RIB, so do I need to register the h/h as well (on the same licence)? If so, I'll wait until I've got one.........

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Hi Dylan,

AS a VHF examiner I can answer your question. Yes you do have to register the HH, there are 2 ways to do this:
1. Resister it on the "Ships" licence Nil extra cost.
2. Register it on its own, and get the "T" number £15.00 p.a, advantage is that you may then use the HH on any other boat regardless of wether or not that veesel has a licence.

Trust this helps.

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Old 28 July 2004, 15:47   #14
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Craig,

Don't rule out looking at a new Evinrude E-tec, granted a new engine will be expensive but there is no scheduled dealer servicing/maintenance with them for the first 3 yrs as they are so over-engineered You won't even have to change the oil/oil filter or gearcase lube. Also there is no run in so you can run it flat out straight out of the box. They do a 40, 50 and 60 hp versions.

By the way they are direct-injection 2 strokes (same as Optimax/HPDI/Ficht technology) Well worth a look anyway.

http://www.evinrude.com/e-tec/default.htm
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Thanks Brian, that's exactly what I wanted to know!!

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Sorry Craig,
I got the impression that you were after an older engine but if you wanted to go for a new one I have to agree with SWGINN the 'rude E-TECs are the way to go. If you are after an 'optimax' type direct-fuel injected outboard the optimax's don't go this small yet so I think a 40 E-TEC is the answer. I have some experience of a 90 E-TEC and its very quiet and compact, they also look cool to

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Thanks for all the advice guys, I saw a used RNLI 40hp on a web site the other day so I'll chase that one up!

Can anyone give me an indication of how much fuel a 40hp 2 stroke burns per hour so I can pick the right size fuel tank?

Thanks again

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They say two miles to the litre. My 2 cylinder Mariner 40hp 2 stroke probably does slightly less than that, but then I don't usually count!

I originally went for a 22l tank. This is too small, and really restricts your range. I've stuck my old 15l tank in as a temporary solution, which also gives me a bit of extra piece of mind knowing that I can get home safely!

I plan to upgrade to a fixed 40l tank from The Bosonís mate sometime this summer. This would be my advice: either go for a 40l or two 22l tanks (plastic not metal).
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Thanks for all the advice guys, I saw a used RNLI 40hp on a web site the other day so I'll chase that one up!

Can anyone give me an indication of how much fuel a 40hp 2 stroke burns per hour so I can pick the right size fuel tank?

Thanks again

Craig

i get 65 miles from my 25L tank with a new 40hp Mariner or i can get about five hours pottring about i found i was running very low on days out so i added a new 25l next to the old one work very well just change the hose over
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i get 65 miles from my 25L tank
Maybe I'm going further than I think....
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