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Subject: Re: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiser


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David cant
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Date Posted: 19:16:45 20/01/2015 Tue
In reply to: james 's message, "a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiser" on 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!
Hi I have the same boat ,I too suffered a breakdown and fitted an outboard bracket to which I have fitted a honda 4 hp longshaft it can push the boat along with ease hth, david.

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Re: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiserJames spark04:43:02 16/05/2015 Sat


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