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Old 30 April 2013, 15:31   #1
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what are seaswifts like?

may have an opportunity to buy a 3.8m 2010 seaswift. The owner states it is a fiberglass hull and not the aluminium one.

It is rated to only 25hp which I was surprised about?

So, anybody had any experience with them?

Bloke bought it a year or two back in mint condition and has not used it once since, so it still in pretty much new condition, having only be used a couple of times by the previous owner. He has given me a base price of around 1000.

the picture is kinda crappy quality but I have spoken to him and may be going to view it tomorrow so I know it is genuine. He is only a few miles down the road- I feel a nice summer cycle coming on
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Old 01 May 2013, 02:49   #2
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may have an opportunity to buy a 3.8m 2010 seaswift. The owner states it is a fiberglass hull and not the aluminium one.

It is rated to only 25hp which I was surprised about?

So, anybody had any experience with them?

Bloke bought it a year or two back in mint condition and has not used it once since, so it still in pretty much new condition, having only be used a couple of times by the previous owner. He has given me a base price of around 1000.

the picture is kinda crappy quality but I have spoken to him and may be going to view it tomorrow so I know it is genuine. He is only a few miles down the road- I feel a nice summer cycle coming on
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I guess no-one's owned one, so I'll give you a generic reply.

3.8m rated to 25hp suggests a really light layup to me.

From the website they appear to be Chinese. Yacht tendr, maybe but I'd be frightened of breaking it if it was used for much else.
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I guess no-one's owned one, so I'll give you a generic reply.

3.8m rated to 25hp suggests a really light layup to me.

From the website they appear to be Chinese. Yacht tendr, maybe but I'd be frightened of breaking it if it was used for much else.
So with a 25hp, do you think it would still push it well? It is a 2 stroke motor I have. Apparently I can uprate to 30 for peanuts.
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It'll be flighty - I had a yam 3.83 with a 25 on the back, went well and had to move the fuel tank to the front to keep the nose down!!

You may not have this issue with teh hull though - it'll be ok for poddling around in but doubt I'd take it too far off shore.
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25hp would push it, but I think you're missing the point.


3.8m, rated at 25hp would suggest to me that if you gave it a good battering, it'd break.
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25hp would push it, but I think you're missing the point.

3.8m, rated at 25hp would suggest to me that if you gave it a good battering, it'd break.
I think most of the leisure manufactures have a max rating of 25hp do they not ?

QS 380 rated to 25
Bombard Areotec 25 ?
Honwave T38 rated to 25

So I'd say to suggest they are not up to scratch due to this alone may be a bit misleading. It may fall short on build quality (no idea never seen one) but its spec'd the same as the leading brands
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I think most of the leisure manufactures have a max rating of 25hp do they not ?

QS 380 rated to 25
Bombard Areotec 25 ?
Honwave T38 rated to 25

So I'd say to suggest they are not up to scratch due to this alone may be a bit misleading. It may fall short on build quality (no idea never seen one) but its spec'd the same as the leading brands
I would agree if it was a sib but this is a rib & I think this is what Nors was getting at!
For a small rib to only be ratted to 25hp is pretty low on the horses!
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I would agree if it was a sib but this is a rib & I think this is what Nors was getting at!
For a small rib to only be ratted to 25hp is pretty low on the horses!
Yep. I'd expect it to be rated to about 40hp.
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