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Old 06 February 2009, 05:59   #11
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Thanks for the toughts, i have a Citreon C2 1.4. I was thinking about putting a 20hp Tohatsu on it.
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Crossed the Solent in a Mirror dinghy at 10 years old and a few years later in a canoe, should be fine, just a little slow!
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Thanks for the toughts, i have a Citreon C2 1.4. I was thinking about putting a 20hp Tohatsu on it.
You could get a good 4m Searider for that money and your car wouldn't have trouble towing it. You may not even need a braked trailer.

It wouldn't depreciate either...
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Old 06 February 2009, 08:24   #14
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i have a Citreon C2 1.4. I was thinking about putting a 20hp Tohatsu on it.
I think you would be better getting any sort of inflatable or rib. Those Citroens don't float so well.
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Old 06 February 2009, 08:28   #15
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Quick look......

I just googled the C2 - the first random site I found is showing the tow weight unbraked as 450Kg, braked 530Kg (CHECK THIS IS CORRECT FOR YOUR MODEL!!!)

So, assuming an unbraked trailer is approx 150KG (light boat - light trailer) that gives you about 300 Kg to play with. I have a copy of the Tohatsu brchure on my PC, so I'll grab that as an example - the 4 stroke 25 is about 70Kg (shared lump with the 30, so slightly overweight for it's Hp), leaving you 230Kg for boat & fuel (more if you get a lighter 2- stroke)

A very quick filter of the spreadsheet I put together when investigating much the same as you are now (i.e would it fit the garage & could I tow it?), and the following ribs could be on your shopping list as they are under 200Kg: If you go braked then there's a couple more pop out the woodwork, but you also end up with a heavier trailer, so in reality don't actually end up being able to tow much more in the way of boat. A lighter engine also adds a couple.

Make Model Length kg
Avon Adventure 450 4.5 190
Humber Assault 4.3 4.3 190
Avon Adventure 400 4.05 130
Avon SR4M 4.05 159
Humber Assault 4.0 4 175
Menai 480SR 4.83 183
Menai 430SR 4.26 145
zodiac Pro 7 man 4.2 157
Rib-X Explorer 450 4.5 150

Beware the Assault - posts here imply it's not too great in a chop. The Attaque (the one that does handle chop) is 225Kg for the 5m.

I'll now retire out the way of the inevitable flurry of posts this quick rekky might generate........
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Old 06 February 2009, 10:26   #16
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Brilliant you have done all the research for me !

Thanks for that is a great help!
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Old 07 February 2009, 10:01   #17
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I've seen a few of these small Ribs around Christchurch ( not quite the solent ) & they seem to fly ( literally ) with 20 -25 hp on them . I'd go for it but you will get wet & bounced around a fair bit from what I've seen - but for me thats what they are great at & you can get five in for slow tender type work . I found you can have much more 'fun' in a small Rib as a big one !

Dont suppose its possibe to get it on the roof ?
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