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Old 17-07-2008, 10:09 PM   #21
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or perhaps even a rather reasonably priced yam 85/90 if Max G gets his wish and sticks a V6 on his P18?
Seeing as i have no boat to play with ... yet. (still looking for any tandem deck boat) Ive been doing a bit of research as to what engine would be best suited for me to use in Basic/OCR. (unless 3B is ressurected)

I understand i only really have 2 choices, a Yamaha 90 or Tohatsu 90. I've heard that the Tohatsu suffers from engine mount failure.. anyone else heard this ? Also, anyone know of any other problems with either engine that i should look out for, or got any opinions as to which is the better engine to look out for over winter?
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Old 18-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #22
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Ref OCR B class, if i'm not mistaken a race deck hull is not eligable for this class, but ok for basic racing. If you want to race OCR next year, then I recommend a 16ft phantom or 17ft argo for this class. These hulls are easily available and should be well within your budget. The phantom is a very forgiving hull and will perform well in all conditions, the Argo may take some getting used too, but set up right will be competitive in the rough.

Ref engines, the Tohatsu probably has slightly better performance but the saddle and engine mounts are prone to breaking during rougher conditions. Be prepared to replace the trim solenoids on a regular basis as well!!!!

The Yamaha is a great engine and possibly more reliable than the Tohatsu, but both are readily available at an affordable budget. OCR is a great way to get started in the sport, and has spawned many a great champion. Would be great to see you out there next year!!
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Old 18-07-2008, 02:47 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=stumpy;136831]Ref OCR B class, if i'm not mistaken a race deck hull is not eligable for this class, but ok for basic racing. If you want to race OCR next year, then I recommend a 16ft phantom or 17ft argo for this class. These hulls are easily available and should be well within your budget. The phantom is a very forgiving hull and will perform well in all conditions, the Argo may take some getting used too, but set up right will be competitive in the rough.

wightstuff has a p16 hull for sale on here, was v fast boat with 90 etec. jus needs sterring and engine
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Old 22-07-2008, 10:47 AM   #25
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Old 22-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #26
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there you go wishfull, get santa to advance you your xmas pressie.............. and you'l be all set to race in cowes
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Old 22-07-2008, 07:29 PM   #27
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Ref engines, the Tohatsu probably has slightly better performance but the saddle and engine mounts are prone to breaking during rougher conditions. Be prepared to replace the trim solenoids on a regular basis as well!!!!

The Yamaha is a great engine and possibly more reliable than the Tohatsu, but both are readily available at an affordable budget. OCR is a great way to get started in the sport, and has spawned many a great champion. Would be great to see you out there next year!!
I agree with Matt, go for the Yam 90. We raced a Tohatsu 90 in 3B a few years ago and needed to change the mounts after every race. If someone could really beef them up once and for all it would be a good engine. The power output was good and it was reliable, just the mounts let it down.
Also agree with Matt and Cookee that OCR is a great way to get started, you will not get more fun for your money than by joining in with the OCR mob. They will make you very welcome and give you as much advise as you need. Have a chat with BOB McCarthy (OCRDA on here) and he will tell all.The 16 Phantom in my opinion is the way to start. With the courses as short as they are now you need something that is quick, good in all conditions and corners like it is on rails!!!
Hope that helps.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #28
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #29
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:20 PM   #30
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #31
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thats good news,i know how much you wanted it,that must make you the youngest powerboater on boatmad
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:36 PM   #33
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have fun with it there great boats,but stick to the 90hp with the lighter hull versions,if you need another long range tank i have one sat in my shed and you are more than welcome to it
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Now the proud owner of a Bakdraft!!
Fantastic im so pleased for you WELL DONE

Now you need to get the rigging done, and i think you know just the chap

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:40 PM   #35
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will it be ready for the poker at the weekend
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