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Old 27 April 2014, 16:29   #21
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I'm hoping the weather will be that good that itl be Bermudas and sunnies!
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Old 16 September 2014, 14:50   #22
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After laying down a few hundred miles on the boat this summer I've decided to convert to a single engine.

Besides the fact the twins are pricey to run they also make the rear of the boat feel very lardy.

I spoke to my local marine fabricator today and we will do it over the winter, once I've finished the stalking season at the end of October il whip the engines off, drain the fuel tank and get on with it.
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After laying down a few hundred miles on the boat this summer I've decided to convert to a single engine.

Besides the fact the twins are pricey to run they also make the rear of the boat feel very lardy.

I spoke to my local marine fabricator today and we will do it over the winter, once I've finished the stalking season at the end of October il whip the engines off, drain the fuel tank and get on with it.

What are you putting on the back then??


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Im not sure Billy, would like a Yam 115/130 maybe. If budget would stretch I wouldn't mind one of the newer two strokes.

Itl be a two stroke though.
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Im not sure Billy, would like a Yam 115/130 maybe. If budget would stretch I wouldn't mind one of the newer two strokes.

Itl be a two stroke though.
ETEC ???
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I wouldn't have a problem with an ETEC but I'm about a million miles from anyone with any sort of knowledge about them.
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I think that Glasgow is the nearest dealer to you A1an.
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Im not sure Billy, would like a Yam 115/130 maybe. If budget would stretch I wouldn't mind one of the newer two strokes.

Itl be a two stroke though.

Yes can understand you going that way. Myself I have bit the bullet and I'm going four stroke. Hope you pick the right one for you.


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Besides the fact the twins are pricey to run they also make the rear of the boat feel very lardy.
Theres no weight in the construction of your bow .. have you crunched the numbers of 2 60's vs a 130 four stroke ?
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Theres no weight in the construction of your bow .. have you crunched the numbers of 2 60's vs a 130 four stroke ?
Four stroke?

At the minute my 60hp Bigfoots come in at 109kg each, a Yamaha 115/130 two stroke is around the 170kg mark. 48kg is quite a difference.

Granted there will be an aux on there too.

I'm no expert in the matter but I feel with an engine either side of the boats centreline, it gives the boat a heavy/numb kind of feel? Maybe its just the way the boat is.
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