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Old 12 August 2013, 04:36   #1
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valiant 450

anyone own one? good/bad bits about them?

mate has just bought one (sorry Peter)

likewise it's got a 4 stroke merc on it , both boat and engine 2007 I think.

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Old 12 August 2013, 05:07   #2
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Glad he's sorted (ours sold on the day we spoke anyway). Are you sure its a Valiant and not a Narwhal ? There was a cheaper one on the bay, 450 with Merc 60 4 stroke. 2004 engine.

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Old 12 August 2013, 05:11   #3
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defo a valiant. was at cobbs with the broker there. looks ok but I'm just trying to get ahead of the game on what to look out for.
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Old 12 August 2013, 05:43   #4
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Looks nice, shallow but great for general use.
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Old 12 August 2013, 16:24   #5
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Mine seems ok, not had any probs with it, 60 hp 2 stroke mercury engine, tubes look fairly robust, seems to be a nice dry boat obviously if used within its limits,mine has a center console jockey type seat, great for two but can get a few more on if sensible, managed last years trip to yarmouth in solent chop ( but was a bit small for the waves),
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Old 17 September 2013, 08:38   #6
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Is the PT version of the Valiant any good? much deeper hull etc etc
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Old 17 September 2013, 08:50   #7
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Spent some time on the boat pictured . Seems well put together and practical for short hops.

The rig of the boat has made it very stern heavy - something that I am sure the centre console boat wont suffer from .

Going to put some lifting fins on the OB shortly. Max speed with the 40 is about 30knts - very close performance wise to my boat ( 4m with a 50 & fins).

Does seem to be a much drier ride than my Avon - but this maybe due to the Mattesqe bow high trim at the moment.

Need to get a cushion made for the bow seat as I kept sliding off on the way to Yarmouth on sat .

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Nice video! Music good too!!
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Old 30 September 2013, 19:09   #9
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I had a 4.50 m ( Valiant 450 V - 2001) with a 2 ST 40 HP Mariner. It was a little slow and hungry.
I now have a 5.20 m (Valiant 520 PT - 2006) with a 4 ST 90 HP Suzuki. Fun to ride, a little stern heavy, not that hungry.
Never had any troubles with tubes and body.
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