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Old 09-20-2017, 03:49 PM   #64
Nimble1
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City: St James City, Fl
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sweet Pea
Vessel Model: Nimble Nomad 25' Trawler
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 178
Well, the repower of Sweet Pea was finally completed after Hurricane Irma roared through our island. She rode it out on a trailer at the boat yard awaiting the correct pitch prop.
I reluctantly repowered my trusty 26 yr old Honda 45hp with a 50hp Suzuki Hi-Thrust. The yard really didn't know what prop to use but called PowerTech and they knew the boat and just what it needed.(14x7).
Have 5 hours on it sofar and very pleased. The power band is similar but I an running around 7 mph vs 6mph with the Honda at the same RPM. I decided on the Suzuki because of a very close dealer and a 6 yr warranty!
Loading the boat now for a 3 day trip up to South Seas Plantation for a songwriters festival. As usual we wil be the smallest boat there
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