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Old 09 November 2015, 18:00   #11
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Hi,
I bought a used Fun yak 450 last year after many months of looking for a 390, there was a couple of red ones for sale but they fade even in what little sun we get around these parts

I rented a whaly 435 to see what it was like as well, here's may 2 cents anyway...

Fun yak 390, looks great, very nimble, probably a lot easier to launch/ recover

Whaly 435, loads of room, very stable, sides higher than the 390 so you'll probably stay a bit dryer in a chop, slightly heavier

Fun yak 450, boat shape instead of rib effect, a lot heavier but a very stable confidence inspiring tub, high front and sides, rarely get wet unless I plough into a biggish wave, needs at least 30hp though, she needs a good few rpm to plane but once up half throttle keeps it there, got nearly 40 km/h at wot

Good luck :-)

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Old 10 November 2015, 04:00   #12
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reading power boat and rib new to me smart wave 3500 or 4200 distributor river lake sea in portrush River Lake Sea | River Lake Sea
I second that. I bought my Smartwave 4800cc from Ivan at river Lake Sea last year. great guy to deal with and very helpful.
Love my 4800cc, very stable and lots of room for fishing. Changing my Mariner 60 efi for a Yam 60 very soon. The 60 pushes her to +/- 38mph in a flat calm 2 up with fishing gear anchor etc.
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Old 10 November 2015, 04:27   #13
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Cheers guys for the replies.
Still milling things over just now.
Got the funds to go for a new Funyak 390 and trailer just now.
I would have to get the transom cut to accept my Tohatsu on a tiller tho.
Thinking it may be best to wait a while as it my 40th next year.
Got the excuse then to go for a bigger hp long shaft engine with console etc with all the trimmings rather than going half arsed at it just now.
It's going to have to last me a while.
Hmmmmm?
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Old 10 November 2015, 05:21   #14
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Cheers guys for the replies.
Still milling things over just now.
Got the funds to go for a new Funyak 390 and trailer just now.
I would have to get the transom cut to accept my Tohatsu on a tiller tho.
Thinking it may be best to wait a while as it my 40th next year.
Got the excuse then to go for a bigger hp long shaft engine with console etc with all the trimmings rather than going half arsed at it just now.
It's going to have to last me a while.
Hmmmmm?
It's your gig & your money, but personally there's no way would I be taking a saw to a new boat. You'll ruin any resale value (just look at the threads on here, where people are looking at second hand boats & the advice they get when it turns out that the transom has been "Altered") If the Twatsoo doesn't fit, sell it & buy one that does, failing that, buy a boat that fits your engine. Otherwise you will end up with the bastard offspring of a pox doctors clerk.
Just IMHO of course
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Old 10 November 2015, 05:28   #15
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the guy at Morton boats is a twatsu dealer can the leg be lengthened ?
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Old 10 November 2015, 06:13   #16
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The thing I would say re cutting the transom on a Funyak 390 is that it appears to just be a slab of ply bolted to the outside of the stern.

If I wanted to do such a thing I'd unbolt it to keep for eventual resale and copy with a bit of marine ply which could be cut as needed.

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Old 10 November 2015, 06:24   #17
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The thing I would say re cutting the transom on a Funyak 390 is that it appears to just be a slab of ply bolted to the outside of the stern.

If I wanted to do such a thing I'd unbolt it to keep for eventual resale and copy with a bit of marine ply which could be cut as needed.

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just out of interest just had a look and your right David its a bolt on ply transom with no detriment to the hull plastic, good idea that you might get a bit of splash back but that could be sorted with a rubber defector.
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I must admit I appreciate the poly boat benefits. Cousin took a small one as a tender on a sailing adventure from UK to West Africa... it went through all sorts over many months away but arrived home OK
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Old 10 November 2015, 06:44   #19
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i don't live far from Morton boats nice gent, he supplies the environment agency with boats and kit, i run diving works for the EA and believe me they only have good [safe kit] looking at the boat in more detail i can see why kaman likes it, the 390 is quite a big boat plenty of scope and maintenance free.
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It's your gig & your money, but personally there's no way would I be taking a saw to a new boat. You'll ruin any resale value (just look at the threads on here, where people are looking at second hand boats & the advice they get when it turns out that the transom has been "Altered") If the Twatsoo doesn't fit, sell it & buy one that does, failing that, buy a boat that fits your engine. Otherwise you will end up with the bastard offspring of a pox doctors clerk.
Just IMHO of course
Ordinarily I would agree. As someone else has commented though complete transom replacement (either for the future 30HP upgrade or before resale) on the Funyak should be simply a case of removing some bolts. Ideally you'd buy the replacement transom at the time of order!

That said I have a long shaft and don't think I'd want to loose much off the height of the transom. With willk and me right at the back of a fairly heavily laden boat I don't think there was more than 5" of freeboard - I'd want to see one afloat before committing.

However if you can afford console etc next year it is a no brainer for me (and probably get the jockey not their standard bench) as it makes a huge difference for comfort on a long day... but it will be more cluttered for fishing 3 up.
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