Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:42 pm

Well done! Congrats!

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:46 am

Well done buddy tight lines and let us know how your fishing goes.

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:18 pm

Thanks. Needs a new prop' as it got clipped taking it out of the water. Any idea where I'd get one?

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:59 pm

You may be able to get that repaired unless its very bad.
Maybe contact the like of Viking Marine to see what they can supply. You will get cheaper alternatives to the Mercury one.

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:50 am

Thanks. Got my Marina spot in Poolbeg sorted yesterday but have to wait until Monday as they have to move a boat out for me.
I can't tow with my car and the only other option I've been given is to get a truck to bring it to poolbeg. I've be quoted 450€ by one place
and they won't drop the boat into the water, just to the marina. Anybody know any other options? It's in Athlone.

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:40 pm

What weight is the boat? It might be cheaper to get a tow bar fitted to your car!

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:41 pm

Tow bar fitting it about 250€. I drive a 1.4 Golf, can only really pull a tonne and the boat is 1200kg dry without a trailer.

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:32 pm

Another quick Q.
The boat currently has a large awning on it, do I need to take that off before getting it towed?
Will it rip in the dine or anything?

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:54 pm

If the awning is in good condition and all the fittings that connect to the boat are there then there should be no problem leaving it up.

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:32 pm

I got given two props, different pitches to each other and different to current one.
The both look like they'll fit but I'm not 100% sure what I'm look at.

This is a direct replacement for the current one: https://marineparts.ie/aluminium-3-blad ... n_id=43222

Thoughts? Can I fit one of these? Also, what's the best pitch for stability?

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Oh, boat is in marina:
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Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:08 pm

Have a read here:

https://www.discoverboating.com/resourc ... ller-pitch

Re: I'm going to buy a boat, please advise

Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:50 pm

Thanks. Going to see if I can get the 19p fitted. It's a very tight marina so something that can maybe give me a faster burst might be of use