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Subject: Re: a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiser

steve wilson
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Date Posted: 23:15:36 22/09/2015 Tue
In reply to: james 's message, "a suitable tender for semaster 23 cruiser" on 22:43:16 09/06/2014 Mon

>Hi All,
>Hi. Ialso have a 23 seamaster and unfortunatly broke down last weekend due to a copper fuel line fracturing. I have a long shaft seagull from the 60s which is about 5hp, we got back but would have liked a bit more power as it was very slow on a calm canal with no wind , hopes this helps,
>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
>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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