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Old 11 September 2018, 16:57   #81
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Mercury are about to release a 500hp v10 according to rumours, 1000hp is what you need on a 37ft boat
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Old 31 August 2019, 02:16   #82
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Are we allowed to change our mind on this thread?
I suggest Merry Fisher & some blunt responses followed. I went out on one. Anchored & puked.
Axopar 28 cabin seems to be cathing my eye repeatedly now.
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My XO 270 is from the same family as Axopar but has loads more room and will do 40 knots
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Botna targa, more function than flair
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Old 31 August 2019, 15:21   #85
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Botnia Targa any day. Yet to helm one but see a lot around here and them seem a well set boat and I've been impressed at their sea keeping alongside the rib
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My XO 270 is from the same family as Axopar but has loads more room and will do 40 knots
I like it, dreadnought bow, high freeboard, enough cabin space to put the kettle on in a F6-F8.
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Old 01 September 2019, 03:20   #87
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I like it, dreadnought bow, high freeboard, enough cabin space to put the kettle on in a F6-F8.
It's also got a loo for the Mrs and a fridge for the beer and with the front bowthruster an old fart like me can easily handle her
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I had to do it as my boat is now on the water for 12 months a year, after my whole life with ribs - beautiful boat though!
Itís a Cormate U23 Supermarine with a 200hp Verado.

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That is nice!

But I'd have a yacht. 40 footer would be nice and go a loooong way away.
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In an ideal world, I definitely would too!
When I bought it we came from Poole to Hayling Island in a force 6/7 and it was absolutely bloody wonderful.
I may have been starved of boating for a little while but god it was fun!
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It's also got a loo for the Mrs and a fridge for the beer and with the front bowthruster an old fart like me can easily handle her
I like the XO. How does it handle. Didnít you used to have a scorpion to compare too?
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Yes, please tell us Mike.
Is it already or does it need antifouling?
Whats it like in a rough sea?

These and other questions..............
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Old 02 September 2019, 09:34   #93
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I like the XO. How does it handle. Didnít you used to have a scorpion to compare too?
We've still got the Scorpion,but my son Ross is now skipper.I bought the XO because it was a nearly new boat and I am very pleased with her. The hull is aluminium with grp topsides and I was a bit concerned about hull noise ,but she is very quiet.I haven't taken her out in the really big seas that we have taken Fast forward through but so far I am very impressed with her handling.She has a retracting intercept blade system called Zipwake instead of trim-tabs ,very fast very efficient I have kept her in a Marina for the past Twelve months ,it's so easy to" turn key & go" but I hope to buy an aluminium Gekho trailer for her next month,she will be just on the legal limit for towing and maybe tow to Spain next year.Got to do what I can when I can !!
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Yes, please tell us Mike.
Is it already or does it need antifouling?
Whats it like in a rough sea?

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We were in your old stomping ground Peel I.O.M. Last weekend Brian
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Shoot! Why didnt you tell me?
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I hope to buy an aluminium Gekho trailer for her next month,she will be just on the legal limit for towing and maybe tow to Spain next year.Got to do what I can when I can !!
Are you sure about the weight? I understood they were over 3500kg overall.
Gecko estimated 640Kg for a trailer of that sort of size.
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Are you sure about the weight? I understood they were over 3500kg overall.
Gecko estimated 640Kg for a trailer of that sort of size.
Boat weighs 2840kg Gekho trailer weighs 600 kg
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Boat weighs 2840kg Gekho trailer weighs 600 kg
What vehicle will you use to tow with?
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