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PostPosted: Sep 17th, '17, 13:56 
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Quicksilver 2M inflatable with Yamaha 2 HP outboard.
I bought the used Quicksilver about ten years ago, never used it but it has sat inflated in the shed since then. Lost some air over the years. It has a removable slat floor and the slats could do with a tidy up.
I bought the Yamaha 2 HP motor in 2002 and used it on the Walker Bay tender in the Whitsundays for two months. I flushed with fresh water and drained the tank and the carby before I put it to sleep. Over the years I have given it the odd turnover to stop the seals sticking or the impeller getting a distorted memory.

Today I checked the float bowl (clean as a whistle), put some fuel in the tank and it started on the third pull. Water is circulating ok.
So what is the kit worth ? should I separate?
The inflatable is sold, the motor is on Gumtree $450.00


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PostPosted: Sep 17th, '17, 17:14 
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Sell the boat with the option of buying the outboard.

Not sure what the boat is worth but the outboard sounds like good value and should sell at $500. New they are about $850 with warranty.

People try to sell tired 2hp outboards for $300 or more so that puts yours worth a lot more than that and less than new.

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Could you tell me the weight of the inflatable part?
And I would need to fit it into a hatchback.

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On the bathroom scales 76Kg. I have only folded it once and that was a long time ago. Because of it's age I don't know if it would cope with continual folding. About fitting in a hatchback most of them are rather roomy with the back seat collapsed.

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PostPosted: Sep 23rd, '17, 14:52 
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OK thank you.
It's heavier than me, and I'm 72kg. I would have thought it a misprint, compared to vinyl inflatables, though being Quicksilver, it is probably made with heavier material.
I'll give it a miss for now.
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You are not wrong, the Honda outboard weighs about 55Kg and I can hardly lift it and I can lift the dinghy with one hand. So I had another go with the bathroom scales, a bit hard to get it on and still see the readout but this time I got 14.4 Kg and I tried again and got 12.8

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Stand on the scales and weigh yourself. Then pick up the dinghy and weigh yourself with the dinghy. Then do the subtraction.

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colect149 wrote:
You are not wrong, the Honda outboard weighs about 55Kg


We're getting confused here. You're not selling a Honda OB.
You're selling a Quicksilver 2m inflatable and a 2HP Yamaha OB, as per the pix.

The Yamaha 2HP OB weighs 10kg. That's not the question. I have one of them.

My back isn't getting younger, and it has never been damaged. But I don't want to start with a dinghy or motor that will jeopardise it, so am looking at an inflatable or a 6x4 trailer to put a 7' dinghy on top. Yesterday I put a 7' dinghy on the car roof, and the weight was OK, but there is no provision for roof racks. So if an inflatable can be an alternative to a f/g dink on a trailer, then I could be interested. Ideally I want a perfect tender, and haven't found one in the past 15 years. Not yet.

The question is the weight of the Q'silver inflatable thing in the photographs. Vinyl inflatables in the WW catalog are about 35 to 40kg. Different brand, different materials. The bit about continual folding is a concern.

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PostPosted: Sep 24th, '17, 11:29 
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colect149 wrote:
On the bathroom scales 76Kg.

barnaclephill wrote:
OK thank you.
It's heavier than me, and I'm 72kg.

colect149 wrote:
You are not wrong, the Honda outboard weighs about 55Kg and I can hardly lift it and I can lift the dinghy with one hand. So I had another go with the bathroom scales, a bit hard to get it on and still see the readout but this time I got 14.4 Kg and I tried again and got 12.8

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We're getting confused here. You're not selling a Honda OB.


I think Mal's point went something like:
"I can lift the dinghy with one hand; it cannot be heavier than you, 72kg, it cannot be 76kg, it must be much lighter than my 55kg Honda which I can barely lift. After weighing it again, I get about 13-14kg."

The 55kg Honda isn't for sale, it's just a data point to test whether a 76kg inflatable dinghy made sense.

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