Slither build in GA

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Re: Slither build in GA

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Nope. Just the motor
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My Yamaha F115LB cost $12559.18. That includes controls, electronic instrument package and installation. Plus TAX of coarse in 2016. :(

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I just spoke with a Suzuki rep about the 115 hp. She tells me that the price will range from about 11G for the motor to about 13G with controls, cables, and installation. However they are not allowed to install anything over the coast guard rated max. The slither is listed as 50hp to 165hp. Does that mean that this is the Coast Guard rating?

Also, she said that realistically we are looking at early winter (Jan/Feb) for delivery!! Yamaha told me August which she said was very optimistic. Even the US build Mercuries are way out there in delivery dates.
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Steve

Just remember that when most of these boats were designed they talked flywheel HP. Engines are now shaft HP. which is a little less. So, 115 HP sounds a little better. 4-stroke engines tend to weigh a little more, too.

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Hey Bill
I think the reduction in HP (flywheel vs shaft) is fine for me as this is my first boat. I am certainly not looking to break any speed records.
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I am fairing the sheer today. In the first picture you can see the sheer comes to a point on the outboard edge.
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But near the bow I have a 1/4 inch flat

Is that ok as long as the siding meets the decking?
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Lay your fairing stick on it. If it’s fair, it’s fair no matter what the edge of sheer is doing.
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Thanks Matt
That means a little more fairing on the port side and I am ready for planking...
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