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« on: October 11, 2013, 12:19:36 CET »

Hi,

I was thinking about buying a new sea brave 14', can anyone give me some personal views about this matter?  Is it a good boat?  I already have a 25hp 4 stroke outboard.

Thanks in advance
Chris
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 12:30:59 CET »

Tista tmur tixtrija bghajnejk maghluqa. Pero il mutur naqra zghir, kienu xi 40 ahjar.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 12:32:42 CET »

Thanks a lot.  Sorry i've sent you a private message by mistake.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 13:15:53 CET »

very sea worthy boats. I have owned one of there boats for years and am very satisfied with it's performance

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 13:36:05 CET »

Thanks redhead.  Actually i was a little bit confused whether to go for the fast fisher 14 or the sea brave 14.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 17:42:46 CET »

Very promising boat
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 14:16:26 CET »

Plenty on the water, get in touch with the two builders and see if they can arrange you having a sea trial. Then see what matches up best with your requirements (budget, availability, customisation etc)

Both very capable boats
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 15:59:25 CET »

I own a Fastfisher 14 and have a 50HP on it. As Shanook commented, 25HP is far to small. My boat alone weighs 300kg and you have to take into consideration all fishing gear and equipment besides number of people on the boat. Don't know the weight of Seabrave but I think that using the 25HP is going to strain the engine a lot and also consumes more fuel. Just my thoughts.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 16:09:56 CET »

u hit it on the head Malvizzu,
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 11:29:35 CET »

I own a Sea Brave 14 with a 50Hp Etec. Great boat for fishing, and definitely would not recommend a 25hp for it. With the 50 Hp the boat planes very easily with 5 persons on board (Or 50 alungi of 7 kg each Smiley ). The only problem with large engines on a 14 ft boat is when you are alone, most of the weight is at the back.  You need to find the perfect setting of Motor Height / Tilt / Prop Dimensions and possibly also some Trim Tabs. It will also help a lot to distribute any weight mostly on the front. However when you have 2 persons with you, then it's a different story and the boat performs very well even with the worst configuration I started with. I am still continuing to improve on the boat, hopefully I will find the best fit.

As regards to the Jonnie of Kaptan, very helpful people.

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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 11:41:56 CET »

I think that a 25 hp engine would be adequate if you normally fish one or two people and your fishing is relatively inshore - bottom fishing, trolling for kahli, kubtit, lizz etc, klamari. I was considering buying one a few years ago (I ended up getting a car instead) and Johnnie had actually suggested  a 25 hp  for that type of fishing.

However if you intend to be 3-4 persons or intend going further out (alungi, lampuki etc) I guess you would do well to follow the suggestions given above by people who own and have experience of such boats
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 22:21:19 CET »

I think it will be good I had one with a honda bf 20, 4 stroke W O T make 20 knots  and my weight is 110 kg and 2 people and some fishing gear 17/16 knots  @ W O T  and with 4 pp the boat did not plane and maked 10/11 knots I had to make an upgrade to a 50 hp and the boat is overpower W O T 35 / 36 knots  . the bast outboard for the boat is 30/40 hp but if you can grab a deal for a 50 hp will be good use 3/4 of the trotil like I do and with 4 "persons that the weight is aprx 60/70kg" on board the boat planes good.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 18:41:57 CET »

Hi, have you take a look to the commander 450 by TRMC Boats ?. I went to try it out . IT WAS STUNNING .No slapping on water ,very dry Smooth to run as well . the boat  accommodate 5 persons  easily . When we tried it out , we were 3 on it , with 40hp evinrude and it plains as a bullet .

go and take a look on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/TRMCBOATS?ref=ts&fref=ts
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 21:46:43 CET »

Actually I'm a little bit worried whether to go fot the seabrave 14 or the commander.
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2013, 06:31:37 CET »

Actually I'm a little bit worried whether to go fot the seabrave 14 or the commander.

Try them in some bad weater and then you can have a better idea
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