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Old 11-10-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Advice required please

Hi all,

As far as I am concerned a boat is a device to get me where I want to fish. With this in mind I have bought an Osprey with a Yamaha C115 engine. The boat is manufactured in Zimbabwe and is a tad over 15 foot long. I intend to use it on Lake Kariba and the River Zambezi and whilst the river is pretty calm the lake can get quite a chop on it as it is 40 miles wide and a hundred or so long.

Some people have told me the boat is over powered. at FOT it shows 70 Kilometres p/h (43 MPH) on the gauge. As I am new to boating has anyone any advice to offer ?


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Old 11-10-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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looks fine to me,but would of thought 50mph would be the top speed

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Old 11-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #3
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hello mate

i would phone the maker of the boat or similar and ask what there max hp is for that model

here at boatmad everyone wants max hp in your case reckon thats about it though should definitly shift

i reckon it will be fine if you have bought it already just take it easy for a while
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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Needs more power!
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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i agree with matt!
I got jumper cables!
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:07 PM   #6
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I wouldnít think the boat is over powered as Robert Mugabe is over powering!

So long as you catch plenty of fish and then stow them packed with ice in the bow you should be just fine.

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