Getting on with boat re-build

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby blacklab99 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 pm

7 mtr ?
Na, just on 5.4 mtrs......
You may have been getting confused when I was talking to simsemilla with 350 ltr tank in the stern on his haines 7 mtr

Col
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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby smile0784 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Ah yes sorry

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby smile0784 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:58 pm

115 merc will be fine then.

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby cobby » Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 pm

blacklab99 wrote:Good question, down to either the 140 suk, or the 115 merc command thrust, leaning towards the merc at the minute.
But maybe another manufacturer will come up with a newer lighter higher H.P by the time I start to look.
But on all accounts, the merc is certainly performing well on all accounts

Col


If my boat and had the choice, pro xs command thrust thank you very much. No replacement for displacement.

Nothing wrong with the Suzuki (when not having undiagnosed electrical problems requiring a complete new wiring loom under warranty...) but the torque of the Merc kills it

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 7:22 pm

blacklab99 wrote:7 mtr ?
Na, just on 5.4 mtrs......
You may have been getting confused when I was talking to simsemilla with 350 ltr tank in the stern on his haines 7 mtr

Col

Ah ok Either should be fine then :thumbsup:

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby blacklab99 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:55 pm

cobby wrote:
blacklab99 wrote:Good question, down to either the 140 suk, or the 115 merc command thrust, leaning towards the merc at the minute.
But maybe another manufacturer will come up with a newer lighter higher H.P by the time I start to look.
But on all accounts, the merc is certainly performing well on all accounts

Col


If my boat and had the choice, pro xs command thrust thank you very much. No replacement for displacement.

Nothing wrong with the Suzuki (when not having undiagnosed electrical problems requiring a complete new wiring loom under warranty...) but the torque of the Merc kills it


Plus I think that the fact the merc is near 20 kilo's lighter than the Suk, it's certainly pointing that way cobby.
That pro xs command just gives it that wee bit more punch as well than the standard version.
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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby smile0784 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:11 pm

What does the transom plate say is the max size and weight

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby blacklab99 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Its not as simple as that,
Back in 89, it was rated up to 150HP, not weight rated, now you have to take into account that that was when 2 strokes ruled the waters !
A 2 stroke back then weighed about 150-160 kg, now the lightest 150 4 stroke is 205 kg ( merc)
While on a legal stand point I could probably get away with slapping a 150 4 stroke on it and indeed a mate with the same boat did that,
But, also complained about it being stern heavy, went like the clappers, but an extra 50 kg than what the rating really was intended.
Its all about balance, these old cruise crafts can handle the weight, especially when raising the transom to take a 25 inch leg,but extra boat weight in an already beamy arsed boat doesn't balance well ( in my opinion).
So my decision is based on keeping the weight down with the best performance.
These hulls were actually rated from 70-150 hp, a huge range difference, ironical really.........

Col

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby smile0784 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Decision decision
Better you then me
Good luck

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Re: Getting on with boat re-build

Postby blacklab99 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 pm

OK, all you Tecno Blokes !
I want a dedicated stand alone Gps unit, I think 7 inch will do. Don't really mind what brand, just want a good one.
Will be running the new Simrad evo 3 for fish finding duties, its only the small unit, so I dont want to split screens.
Recommendations ?????????

Col



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