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Old 09 December 2020, 11:44   #1
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Advice needed.... Zodiac Hurricane or Zodiac Milpro 650?

Hurricane 733 with Diesel inboard motor vs Milpro 650 150Hp outboard

Which would be a better RIB for a beginner boater?

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Old 09 December 2020, 13:29   #2
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A hurricane is pretty awesome. Mine happens to be an outboard but the diesels are nice.

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Old 09 December 2020, 13:45   #3
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100% Totally 2 different boats. I just pmed you on a different thread. Shoot me an email.
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Old 09 December 2020, 14:48   #4
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I am biased because i have never owned a 650, but my 540 hurricane is a real beauty and i really enjoy it.

It will take a pounding and not miss a beat.
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Old 09 December 2020, 14:58   #5
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Thanks for your replies so far!

It looks the Hurricane is loved on here, no 650 proponents?

Any known issues with diesel inboards?
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Old 10 December 2020, 04:26   #6
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Apples and oranges. The 650 is a nice boat but the hurricanes are built to handle anything. Remember that for a very long time the 733 was the go to rescue boat for just about military and law enforcement agency. If they needed to get to somebody who was in the s*** they took a hurricane to do it.
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Old 10 December 2020, 05:26   #7
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There's nothing wrong with the US Navy copies either (Willard, Northport, Otec). They all run well are are built solid.
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Old 11 December 2020, 03:31   #8
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My Willard 7m is one of the best handling boats in close quarters that I have ever helmed. This is due to a heavy diesel engine sitting in the middle of the boat. A heavy built boat with built in fenders is a great place to begin since it's very forgiving to a new boater.

And, if I have convinced you to go for a diesel, I am selling my 7m.

Either way, you can't go wrong as long as you start with a good solid boat .... and find the time to enjoy it.
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