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Old 29-05-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Driver 500

hi there does anyone have any opions or advice on driver 500?

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Old 29-05-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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I quite like em.
bags of warp in the bottom, so quite pitch stable, and a reasonably soft ride with that fine bows.

I wouldn't overpower it, and try to go 'really' fast tho', as that hull type will bite your arse if you're not carefull. A 560 (18'6") bit my arse once at around 70, hooked 'instantly' spitting me and me mate out, along with much of the content of the boat (seats etc) smashed the screen, and tore the rubrail off.
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Old 29-05-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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cheers jon, the one i was looking at is a 17ft with a yamaha 135 2 stroke.
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Old 29-05-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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I like the 500's............... not as much as the 560's but all the same they're quite nice.

Make sure its not a 510, they appear very similar but I've been told they're nowhere near as good (different rail design) & where also built by a different owner of the driver tooling when the quality was less good.

It'll be a 130 OR a 140hp Yam............. 140's are generally older (and never made 140) but basically they're all very similar.

thought that power woould make a nice rig
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Old 29-05-2006, 06:40 PM   #5
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driver 500

good boat i had 2 500 and 3 440 nice boat
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Old 30-05-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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cheers for your help, the engine is actually a 2004
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