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Old 10 November 2015, 09:31   #21
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Just been to look at Whaly range.
It's a good looking tub as well.
Not much in it between that and the Funyak.
Defo going to hold off and sell my set up and engine and go for a long shaft 30hp with console.
Your right Poly there was not much free board with you and Wilk aboard your funyak.
I found a pic of you in the distance entering Easdale Harbour on this year's Sib gathering.
I noticed she is listing as well.
Despite my reassurances that my short shaft will work - I'm gonna wait a bit and get a set up that will see me good for a few years.
It will be my old Sib till next year till I can afford the full upgrade package.
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Old 10 November 2015, 09:54   #22
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makes sense does that kaman took me a year to decide on mine
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Old 10 November 2015, 10:24   #23
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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.
In that case, I'd whip off the original transom, cobble something together to try the reduced height & give it a whirl. If it works, make a better job of the new transom & save the original for the future. I agree about the freeboard, can't have too much on small boats. Especially with a tiller steer.
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In that case, I'd whip off the original transom, cobble something together to try the reduced height & give it a whirl. If it works, make a better job of the new transom & save the original for the future. I agree about the freeboard, can't have too much on small boats. Especially with a tiller steer.
Interesting where the PLacky Tub design will end up and evolve as time goes on...seems to me it's open to LOTS more innovation and design options.

The Freeboard point is more of a size : weight : loading combination,and would be very much the same in a SIB or RIB of that size and layout...
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I agree ..You wouldn’t want to loose any more freeboard.. but because its a bolted on wooden transom.. I would imagine it is easy to fabricate another transom.. cut to fit the short shaft... then build a well on the inside of the transom to raise the height again. Many boats do that.







Then when you get more dosh..get the longshaft 30 and put the original transom back on and Poly’s yer uncle.

You are running out of Excuses Kaman.. go order it and put yourself out your dilemma ..you know it makes sense ..and you can tell wifie it’s a joint Xmas pressie.
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Old 10 November 2015, 16:05   #26
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Arghhh!
The salty old sea dog Gurnard

Think this will be the first time I'm not going to heed your top notch advice.......

After much deliberating I'm 100 % decided against buying and butchering a Funyak 390 to accomodate my Tohatsu s/s.

I went and saw the Whaly range today and was in awe of the Whaly 435.

It had loads of space - its around the same length as your quicksilver but has lots more space due to the tube design.

As we saw earlier this year around Lismore the larger Sibs bridge the rough stuff better and give a smoother ride.

As this package is going to have to last me numerous years I'm saving up for a long shaft 30 hp power trim electris start with console and all the gubbins.

Just feel that Funyak with a short shaft tiller is too much of a compromise. It always going to be work in progress which I'm never going to be 100% happy with until it's fully upgraded.

A Whaly 435 will accomodate the Mrs and my 2 kids as well.
They are getting of an age that they want to go everywhere with daddy.

The 435 will also take 3 fishing as well.

I'm going to sit on things over the winter and squirrel some more funds away and see what 2016 brings.

It will be the good old Honwave Sib for my boating excursions during the beginning of 2016 at least.

I will definetly not be suggesting the joint Xmas pressie.

I value my health too much.
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Old 10 November 2015, 16:32   #27
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Kaman, Nice choice... ...now have you thought about sleeping on board yet?
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Old 10 November 2015, 16:54   #28
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No hadn't thot of sleeping on board yet.....
Maybe something like this would suit for overnight stays
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Old 11 November 2015, 06:21   #29
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A few years back when we had a 4m grp fast fisher on a trailer I came very close to buying a poly boat from a NZ company. They do 360, 390 & 420 sizes with/without cuddy, steering console etc. The make was MAC.

Like this one.

https://www.donedeal.co.uk/boats-for...ac-420/9296327

I thought they were one of the nicest looking of the PVC boats, very Rib like.

Then of course we found "pack in the car" SIBs and boating went in a different direction.
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A few years back when we had a 4m grp fast fisher on a trailer I came very close to buying a poly boat from a NZ company. They do 360, 390 & 420 sizes with/without cuddy, steering console etc. The make was MAC.

Like this one.

https://www.donedeal.co.uk/boats-for...ac-420/9296327

I thought they were one of the nicest looking of the PVC boats, very Rib like.
They are nice, and have a dealer in Dundee which would be convenient for Kaman. They aren't particularly cheap though.
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