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Old 02 August 2012, 03:29   #11
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Mine with 50hp 2st will do 30kt with 2up and will pull me, it help to have some weight up front and I'm over 16st!
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Old 02 August 2012, 04:52   #12
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Pull you on a mono Nick? Will it let you do a deep water start on one?
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Old 02 August 2012, 09:37   #13
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I think I'm past deep water starts on mono!
In fack I never got the hange of it I would ether drop a ski or do a pontoon start!
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Ahh, been a few years since I did them too but that was behind the old man's 150 Mercruiser in a SeaRay...
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I have had 3 searider 4m.. They are brilliant boots. The earlier ones were rated for 4 people, later ones for 6 people. It is possible (just) to have a small 3.3hp Auxiliary for pottering on the Thames
If you got an open 4m Searider with a tiller steered 40hp then could also buy a smaller engine for the thames and just switch it over.
Tiller control leaves much more room in the boat on a 4m.
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Good idea Badbaws I had never considered tiller steering - what you say makes sense.

I appreciate a centre console might be more comfortable for the helmsman but in reality if it wasn't OK for passengers sitting on the tubes I probably wouldn't be out anyway.
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I would be a little wary of a tiller steered 30 + kts 4m SR with people on the tubes...no console and they have nothing much else to hold onto, alright for pootling of course but at speed the quick direction changes a tiller allows needs care.

SR4's are cosy I guess!:
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