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Old 25 November 2010, 14:13   #11
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Hehe... I think Dai was referring to 1500 + 1000 equalling 2500 not 3500.



Taken that on the chin, got spot.

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Old 25 November 2010, 15:03   #12
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Cheers for the info - I had looked into it before but hadn't really followed it up, and the uni are offering to out us through the Cat B+E licence for a pretty cheap deal so I'm doing that anyway.

Not sure I'm mad keen to tow it for 4 hours by myself for the very first time towing anything anyway, but we'll see what happens! Thanks for all the comments - by the sound of things it's not looking like a horrible boat, which is always a helpful start!
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Old 25 November 2010, 15:17   #13
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I think it looks like a tidy boat, try to take somebody with outboard experience with you to check over the engine, experience usually comes with age so be wary of teenage mechanics Make sure you do a compression test on the engine, and whilst you are doing that you can give the plugs the once over, also crack open the oil filter and see what state the oil is in. It should be nice and clean on a properly serviced 4 stroke.


Check, or better still replace, the trailer bearings if you do buy it and are towing it home. Keep the old bearings as spares, which hopefully you'll never need.

Good idea to remove bench seat
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also crack open the oil filter and see what state the oil is in. It should be nice and clean on a properly serviced 4 stroke.
It's a 2-stroke, you bellend
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Old 25 November 2010, 15:45   #15
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Old 25 November 2010, 16:14   #16
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Aging Youth who used to post on here had one very similar, and when it was a few years old I spent quite a bit of time getting it up to scratch before he sold it.

In general it was a well built boat, but the specific things I can remember that perhaps you should look out for are:-

The fuel tank under the seat can float around if not secured properly.

The deck was a little soft near the transom where the underside hadn't been coated well when built, but can be cut out and replaced.

The deck can seperate from the hull where it joins just below the tubes.
On AYs boat the deck had completely seperated, which showed as a crack all the way around the join.
It's easy to put right by grinding out the crack, letting it dry out, filling it with resin, then laying up 3 staggered strips fibreglass over the top before finishing off with flowcoat with sand sprinkled on. Well that's what I did.

AYs boat also needed new tube valves, but again these weren't difficult, I cut the old valves out and glued 'doughnuts' of new hypalon over the holes with the valves already fitted.

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It's a 2-stroke, you bellend
At least i wasnt the only one to make myself look stupid on this thread.....
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Did you buy it?
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Old 27 November 2010, 06:27   #19
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Not this time - the auction ended on no bids, but I've got the guy's phonenumber to see about it
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