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speed boats........i have bought one

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anyone got a small boat or the like

 

im strugling to find a forum that caters for small outboard powered boats :?:sad:

 

 

cheers

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i tryed a google search 'speedboat forums' only half decent things were american

 

one of the links on your searh looks good though thanks :thumbsup:

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here is why im after a boat type forum

 

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'i see no ships, i see no ships'

 

 

spurr of the moment ebay buy but it was local and a good price 8) just need aengines a few fittings and a little bit of welding on the trailer

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still not done much apart from clean it and strip it out, keep looking at engines do i go for something average so i can potter about on inland waterways or something huge for water ski'ing on the open sea :mrgreen:

 

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really thinking about selling the anglia to go towards a big motor :oops:

 

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thats what it should of looked like back in the late 70's / early 80's so its old skool :ykt: (note the seat in that pic, i reccon the seats out my beige fezza would look spot on :mrgreen:

 

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Engine wise, Tohatsu 30/40 hp would give you good speed on that size boat, car seats don't like sea water, you will get wet! its all part of the fun! I have owned a searider, invader, and Princess, had lots of fun! enjoy!

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I'm sure Vista may have an idea. :thumbsup:

 

I've heard he's a bit of an old salty sea dog :wink: Although he prefers to mess about with big old tubs :wink:

 

:lol: You're right mate, there are lots of superyacht forums but I don't know of any for small boats and RIBS.

 

Oh and Sam, re this statement, sorry to burst your bubble mate but that boats too small for a big motor, I wouldn't put much more than a 40hp on it.

 

really thinking about selling the anglia to go towards a big motor :oops:

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theres one with a few more than 40 horses :mrgreen: theres a few vids of one with 115hp :shock:

 

i think it needs a crossflow :twisted::mrgreen:

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theres one with a few more than 40 horses :mrgreen: theres a few vids of one with 115hp :shock:

 

i think it needs a crossflow :twisted::mrgreen:

 

my xflow came from a boat :mrgreen:

 

if you go for a xflow i got the water exhaust manifold if your interested :thumbsup:

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theres one with a few more than 40 horses :mrgreen: theres a few vids of one with 115hp :shock:

 

i think it needs a crossflow :twisted::mrgreen:

 

What makes you think that's got more than 40hp? I can't make out the engine size but it doesn't look big. It won't take much to make a tiny lightweight boat with one occupant to plane like it is in that pic.

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it said so where i nicked the pic from :oops:

 

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i think the spec is there designed for anything around 25hp and i reccon the big power ones must have some form of strengthening to the transform

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it said so where i nicked the pic from :oops:

 

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i think the spec is there designed for anything around 25hp and i reccon the big power ones must have some form of strengthening to the transform

 

it's not just the power of the engine though it's the weight of it. A little boat with a huge engine would sit heavily down by the stern and would risk being swamped in any kind of following sea.

 

Is it a fletcher that you've bought and if so how long is it?

 

There's a fletcher forum here

 

http://fletcher-boats.co.uk/owners_club.asp

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yeah mines a 13 foot fletcher arrow(sport) ??? still not quite sure on the model

 

the link doesnt work :sad: if its the one on the fletcher boats site its very dead no one posting. i set off to fletcher for a catalogue expecting spares catalogue but all i got was a brosure of the boats they do now. the updated version of mine with 60hp engine is £10k :shock::shock:

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yeah mines a 13 foot fletcher arrow(sport) ??? still not quite sure on the model

 

the link doesnt work :sad: if its the one on the fletcher boats site its very dead no one posting. i set off to fletcher for a catalogue expecting spares catalogue but all i got was a brosure of the boats they do now. the updated version of mine with 60hp engine is £10k :shock::shock:

 

Strange, link works for me but yes it probably is the forum you're talking about and it does seem pretty dead.

 

Oh and btw it's a transom not a transform, they'll all be chuckling at that on that forum you're on. :lol:

 

http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?p=2021594

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Boats are great fun in the summer, I used to own one and we used it for fishing in the winter, not so much fun, just bloody cold. Best description of a boat is a hole in the water and you throw money into it!! :lol::lol:

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I've been working on this for the last couple of days, thought of this thread and took some pics.

 

The guy has been restoring it over the last couple of years had it sprayed and re-trimmed.

 

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