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Old 10 April 2022, 09:43   #21
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Three which come to mind are:-

Excel XHD365
Honwave T40
Northern Diver DS380

All very heavy to pull on board to store when not using (ND specs are wrong) I think they would all be sluggish in a heavy sea with a 10hp.
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Thanks again. I will have a look.
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Try the honwave T35 it would suit you better for your needs will run good with a 15hp all the best in your choice HH
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Thanks . I will have a look too.
I like the Northn Diver 3.8 because it can have 30 HP HP outboard.
Will that be too much HP or engine weight?
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I been touching a Excel volante in 2.8 meters .
I been impres with the apparent quality and sturdiness.

I wish I could try them before buy
One.
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Thanks . I will have a look too.
I like the Northn Diver 3.8 because it can have 30 HP HP outboard.
Will that be too much HP or engine weight?
30hp won't be too much for the sib, but it's a big heavy OB to be lifting on and off your yatch. IMO it will be to heavy.

To go from the ND 3.8 to the Excel 2.8, is a bit like going from a Fait 500 to a Nissan Navara in terms of size. The two just aren't comparable
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Thanks . I will have a look too.
I like the Northn Diver 3.8 because it can have 30 HP HP outboard.
Will that be too much HP or engine weight?
30hp won't be too much for the sib, but it's a big heavy OB to be lifting on and off your yatch. IMO it will be to heavy.

To go from the ND 3.8 to the Excel 2.8, is a bit like going from a Fait 500 to a Nissan Navara in terms of size. The two just aren't comparable.
Also are you sure it's a 2.8, the closest they do to that size is a 2.9.
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I been touching a Excel volante in 2.8 meters .
I been impres with the apparent quality and sturdiness.

I wish I could try them before buy
One.
Ask on the forum if anyone in the Oban area would be willing to take you out on their sib. There has to be people on the area with Excels and Honwaves, doubt if their will be any with a ND sib though.

If you're on no rush, I'm up in Oban last 2 weeks in August. I'd be happy to take you out on my Volante SD360.
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From distant past experience I can say than any outboard over 26kg (think new 6hp 4-stroke or used Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke) is really difficult to manhandle from yacht to dinghy obviously depending on your deck height/layout. However perhaps you have a small hoist already? Or maybe your situation will allow the SIB to be tied to the yacht with OB mounted all the time.

A good few years ago we used a boat that had its GRP tended on the rear deck and there was a winch arrangement so the boom was used to swing it over the rail and drop to the water. Not sure if that would have been suitable for the point load of a heavy outboard though.

Re the SIB I'd agree 3.5-3.8m will feel far safer. There is of course one deep V SIB which it's my duty to mention... the Bombard Aerotec 3.8 now only rarely seen used. It would very much fit the bad weather need but with the internal V to the air floor may not otherwise suit your needs.
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Iíve just read through this and thought Iíd point out that a 25 knot wind is a solid F6.
If thatís your baseline for weather, itís going to be more pain than pleasure and launch and recovery from the deck of a yacht will be fun as well.
Just an observation!
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