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Subject: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiser

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Date Posted: 22:43:16 09/06/2014 Mon

Hi All,

as i am a newbie i would like to thank everyone in advance for their help :-)

I am the proud owner of a Seamaster 23 cabin cruiser and it is my first boat . when we first got her the engine was unreliable to say the least and my first ever venture out resulted in a breakdown and a drift to the bank side and no ability to rectify it until a nice gent in a passing boat offered us a tow!
as you can imagine that knocked our confidence and the wife refused to go on it again and the children were forbidden which was against all the reasons i bought the boat in the first place!!
i have since fitted a new engine ( ford cross flow 1.6 petrol engine) and it appears to be a sound engine only the problem i have now is i have lost all my confidence and i find myself sitting on the pontoon with the engine running worrying about breaking down if i cast off!! such a shame.

a friend has said i should by a tender as a back up so in the event that a breakdown i could at least get my family back to shore safely and also possibly have the ability to tow the boat back to the mooring.

i have since purchased a 2.6m wet line inflatable dinghy with a Yamaha 2HP 2 stroke engine. i don't need to go fast or get on the plane as it is an emergency back up but people are telling me that it wont move against slight tides and definitely wont pull a 23 ft boat!!

can i get some advice regarding this please as i thought i had eliminated one risk and now i have another :-(

thanks again for your help guys!

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Re: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiserDavid cant19:16:45 20/01/2015 Tue
Re: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruisersteve wilson23:15:36 22/09/2015 Tue

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