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  Reply # 1225653 30-Jan-2015 20:40
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hsvhel: How did you find the 225 on the back?
I have the exact same model with a 150 and thinking of upgrading, really like to know how you found the 225



TLD: Buccanner 635 Excess with 225HP Honda.  Had to sell it about four years ago after I broke my back in fall.  The short choppy waves in the Sounds made using it too painful. :-(  It was a great time while we had it.



They told me it would do 60MPH  (I don't know why they use MPH instead of KPH), but while it could easily get to 50MPH, and surprisingly quickly, I never ever saw better than 55MPH with two POB and a half tank of fuel.  Engine was very quiet, and OK on fuel at 30MPH.  Like any boat, fuel consumption went 'way' up at full throttle.  It was fine on tick over if you were sat over a reef fishing — no sound, fumes, and bugger all fuel consumption.

The boat itself was very nice, but I'd get a hard top if I bought another.  The plastic screen that fitted between windscreen and Bimini top became wrinkled after a year, and difficult to see through clearly.  With summer months tending to be so windy in The Sounds, you needed that screen up to keep the spray off, or the cold out in winter boating.

Hull design was OK, but uncomfortable above 15-20mph in the outer Sounds.  It's not a boat I'd like to cross Cook Straight with.  We can get some pretty big seas around Cape Jackson — another reason I'd get a hard top.

I don't have a lot of pictures for some reason.  This is the cockpit. You can see the tiny head unit for the CD stacker that lived in the cabin, but we rarely used it, and the head unit got misted up eventually.  Still worked OK though.







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  Reply # 1225762 31-Jan-2015 08:53
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Just my humble weekend dingy. tongue-out




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  Reply # 1225845 31-Jan-2015 12:43
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Campion 505 bowrider

IM ON A BOAT

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  Reply # 1225863 31-Jan-2015 13:23
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DarthKermit:

Just my humble weekend dingy. tongue-out


Haha love it




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  Reply # 1225874 31-Jan-2015 13:29
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DarthKermit:

Just my humble weekend dingy. tongue-out


I'd love to see the rods that fit in those big rod holders




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  Reply # 1225974 31-Jan-2015 17:05
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Still no one has posted their Salthouse Corsair.
Millionaires are hiding :)




 


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  Reply # 1225979 31-Jan-2015 17:50
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TimA: Still no one has posted their Salthouse Corsair.
Millionaires are hiding :)


They aren't that expensive you'd have to be a millionaire.

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  Reply # 1226030 31-Jan-2015 20:40
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Interesting the ratio of power to sail!




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  Reply # 1226144 1-Feb-2015 11:08
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Want a boat, but in meantime, learning to use this, wife won it for me :)





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  Reply # 1226158 1-Feb-2015 12:49
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Beccara: Interesting the ratio of power to sail!


Last thing you want is some sail boat. 
Time is Money and when your stuck around waiting for wind its costing ya time.




 


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  Reply # 1227373 1-Feb-2015 23:26
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It only costs you if you let it :)




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  Reply # 1227430 2-Feb-2015 09:25
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Ours: timber modern classic Townson 32' yacht, now 40 years old. Dad had hull & decks built, she was gifted to us on dh's birthday 3 years ago.

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  Reply # 1227962 2-Feb-2015 18:13
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Just to redress the sail/power balance, some of my aquatic toys:



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  Reply # 1227968 2-Feb-2015 18:34
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shk292: Just to redress the sail/power balance, some of my aquatic toys:



Ahh yes, graduated to a Laser from my P class way back when.. 

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  Reply # 1227972 2-Feb-2015 18:52
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I'd rather sail any day!
I was always into power until I got "forced" into crewing in a yacht race. Blew my mind and loved it. Kept doing it.
Then I found windsurfing in the mid 90's.
Nothing like the rush of going flat out on smooth water. Nothing. Even had a "speed needle" for awhile.


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