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Old 12 September 2016, 17:23   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Port Logan
Boat name: Red Fox
Make: Zodiac Pro 500
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 70hp
MMSI: 232004329
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 323
Had a Zodiac 4.2 with a 40hp on and now have the zodiac pro500 with a 70hp Yamaha and it goes like stink and can be launched/retrieved easily and goes in the garage and is good for 40mph and rides better than the smaller boat and has a comfy jockey seat for my wife and I and I quite like it.

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Old 13 September 2016, 07:40   #12
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Scotland
Boat name: Skua
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki df250 4stroke
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 94
As said above a good roller trailer is the secret to happy launch/ recovery. Bigger boats just take a bit more winding in. Decent trailer will self centre so poles don't do much.

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Old 13 September 2016, 14:49   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 666
Don't want to go too big. I have found that if you break the speed limit in a small boat with no wash no one seems to care. Even the raggies give you a friendly wave. I can plane along at about 11 mph in my current small rib which is actually a lovely speed

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