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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Advice - Tender with electronic start and steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Ok then - small tender with big engine means you can do this kind of thing:-
    From memory, the Walker Bay and the 40Hp Yamaha engine are about 100kgs each,
    But as said before - check on the aluminium RIBs - they are VERY light and tough.
    Maybe a 20Hp motor would be enough.
    Wow Hurricane, that is amazing - I want one! I'll give you £5k for it

    Is that 3m long? What is the max rated engine size? What are the issues with fitting an outsized engine (other than cost)

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    Default Re: Advice - Tender with electronic start and steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by DazzyWoo View Post
    Wow Hurricane, that is amazing - I want one! I'll give you £5k for it

    Is that 3m long? What is the max rated engine size? What are the issues with fitting an outsized engine (other than cost)
    The manufacturer will rate the transom strength. There will be a CE mark on the rating.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Advice - Tender with electronic start and steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by DazzyWoo View Post
    Wow Hurricane, that is amazing - I want one! I'll give you £5k for it

    Is that 3m long? What is the max rated engine size? What are the issues with fitting an outsized engine (other than cost)
    I've just checked the websites and can't find the specs that I used for my rational when I selected the 40Hp Yam.
    But, from memory, there was a Walker Bay spec that allowed a 30Hp engine.
    The Yam 30 is the same size and weight as the 40Hp - so that is why I fitted the 40Hp.

    Here is a link to the Walker Bay range of boats that I used.
    https://walkerbay.com/rigid-inflatab...ight-consoles/
    Essentially, they have ABS hulls - lengths 310, 340, and 365

    Whitelighter now has my old boat.
    We replaced it with a 4.3m Novurania which isn't as much fun - The Novurania is great practical boat but not as much fun as the old Walker Bay was.

    Whitelighter has just arrived back here from a cruise round the islands and popped over for a chat.
    We both agree that the Walker Bay is a fantastic toy.
    And have a look at the prices - they aren't that expensive.
    A tender is always a compromise - a boat that you can ski behind, lift onto a bathing platform, drag up a beach, carry lots of people etc.
    Very difficult to get something that does all that - the Walker Bay gets very close to being perfect but there will always be a disadvantage.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Advice - Tender with electronic start and steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Whitelighter has just arrived back here from a cruise round the islands and popped over for a chat.
    We both agree that the Walker Bay is a fantastic toy.
    I've spoken to Jez, and unfortunately I think th WBs are a little too long. I'm really after something in the 260/270 cm size, so as to allow access via either side of the swim platform. Is there a console sib/rib of this size anyone would recommend?

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  6. #16
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    Default Re: Advice - Tender with electronic start and steering wheel

    The Cabrio looks good, like the way the motor folds up, I had the Ribeye 350 on the back of my F43 but the props were a problem when Med berthing. Now looking at a Princess 45 so watching this with some interest - I do recall racing back from the mussel beds Mikes Walker Bay, with an Avon Rover 3.4m and 25hp 2T which was fun, she certainly moved quick off the mark!
    PRINCESS 45

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