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Old 22 May 2007, 05:32   #61
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I'm sure this is probably irrelevant, but on the subject of towing. If you both sat your driving tests before 1997 you're OK, but if not you'll need to take another test to tow anything with brakes.

Its also worth reading Nos's beginners guide as it might just contain something you hadn't thought of.

Don't mean to come across as patronising in the slightest as you obviously do have some boating experience...
Sadly old enough to have grandad rights to towing.

Thanks for the beginners guide reference - I'll be printing that off and reading. I've towed many trailers and so long as nobody is watching I can usually reverse them into narrow spots, but I have never towed a boat especially not one with an engine on the back.

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Old 22 May 2007, 06:53   #62
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F144551/

Does anybody know anything about this type of boat (hope the link works)? It appears to tick the boxes and the engine size isn't enormous.
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Old 22 May 2007, 07:00   #63
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F144551/

Does anybody know anything about this type of boat (hope the link works)? It appears to tick the boxes and the engine size isn't enormous.
Very nice looking boat - fairly old so it all depends on condition - with light use could be better than many 2 yr old boats.

Don't know the make but looks quite capable.

The main problem will be the engine - Tohatsus are great but that's an old tech 2 stroke so will be fairly thristy I would have thought. Bombproof engine though and loads of grunt.
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Old 22 May 2007, 07:12   #64
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Very nice looking boat - fairly old so it all depends on condition - with light use could be better than many 2 yr old boats.

Don't know the make but looks quite capable.

The main problem will be the engine - Tohatsus are great but that's an old tech 2 stroke so will be fairly thristy I would have thought. Bombproof engine though and loads of grunt.
Thanks Codprawn. I think that after the weekend, might contact them to have a look. Nice looking boat and seems to have everything we need as a starter. Interesting about the engine -have to have a LPG conversion on the Car perhaps...
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Old 22 May 2007, 07:35   #65
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Mark Halliday has a Renegade 6.5m, same engine too. They were built by Porters in Emsworth. Worth doing a search on Ribnet either by his name or "Porters" and Renegade etc. They went on to build the Tohatsu range, which is very similar to the Solent Ribs.

This would be worth a read ref fuel consumption.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...highlight=fuel

Put yours and hubbies name down for the Priory Bay picnic (IOW) and cadge a lift off someone, there will be lots of ribs there. You won't be the only girl there, Sixy, Viv and The Missus will be on hand to answer lots of techincal questions

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17925

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I think the more exposure to this fab website will also stand me in good sted.
As long as you are not negotiating with Humber...
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Old 22 May 2007, 08:04   #67
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Mark Halliday has a Renegade 6.5m, same engine too. They were built by Porters in Emsworth. Worth doing a search on Ribnet either by his name or "Porters" and Renegade etc. They went on to build the Tohatsu range, which is very similar to the Solent Ribs.

This would be worth a read ref fuel consumption.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...highlight=fuel

Put yours and hubbies name down for the Priory Bay picnic (IOW) and cadge a lift off someone, there will be lots of ribs there. You won't be the only girl there, Sixy, Viv and The Missus will be on hand to answer lots of techincal questions

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17925

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This is great - I've emailed Mark to see what his feelings are on the boat.

Think we can do the picnic, I'll talk to my man and see if he has anything planned. If not, may have to cadge a lift - if we haven't bought a boat of course.

I'm getting all excited now. Just need a boat...
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Old 22 May 2007, 08:06   #68
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Stephen, I like your comment after your name - unfortunately I could say the same about my house and my car...
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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F144551/

Does anybody know anything about this type of boat (hope the link works)? It appears to tick the boxes and the engine size isn't enormous.
Good hull, I believe its the same as Jimbo's although this one was built by a different boat builder, they are very quick with smaller outboards as they are quite light, and that one has some decent seating. The Tohatsu on is a good reliable outboard, just look at the Zap Cat circuit to see the abuse they can take. That one will be very thirsty being an old tech carb'd 2 stroke, rather than one of the new high pressure direct injection 2 strokes, or efi four strokers. Having said that don't right off an outboard like that because the money you have saved from buying a new engine buys alot of petrol.
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The Tohatsu on is a good reliable outboard, just look at the Zap Cat circuit to see the abuse they can take. That one will be very thirsty being an old tech carb'd 2 stroke, rather than one of the new high pressure direct injection 2 strokes, or efi four strokers. Having said that don't right off an outboard like that because the money you have saved from buying a new engine buys alot of petrol.
If you were to replace the engine, what would be the sort of costs. One of the places we visited at the weekend was quoting 15K for a new one - is this serious or do I need to start selling my kidneys?
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