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Old 28 December 2005, 16:52   #21
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34 knots top end fully loaded

two 25 litre fuel tanks under rear seat

a good all round rib well built and finished and a very good price to buy new

good luck

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with how much HP behind?
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Old 28 December 2005, 17:01   #22
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2003 mercury 50 hp two stroke

maybe a bit over powered for the hull some slip in turns
but as i say a good all rounder

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Old 28 December 2005, 17:17   #23
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My 490 slips a bit when pushed hard. Thats with a yamaha 50 4stoke. Good all round boat.Daniel TD5, did your hull gather much water? How dod you find the rear bench seat? Did you have to move the jockey forward?
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Old 29 December 2005, 17:55   #24
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hi jieboy

found the boat well balanced the hull was a solas type and fully sealed so no water ever got in no drain fitted . the bench seat was a valiant part and fitted well with two 25l tanks in it the jockey was mounted as far forward as it would go

i had a vanguard 4.50v with a mariner 40hp which did 30 knots and no slip at all valiant recomend a 40 hp on all 4.50m max 60hp seem strange
i think the 50 is about as much they will take with out mayor sliping in turns

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