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The Surtees are great boats. The old man has a 6.7m. Bit bigger than what the op is looking at but man it rides great. You can flood the keel and hold the water in there with a hinged flap. Adds weight and then it really punches though a sea well, just uses a bit more fuel. Reasonably stable at rest as well with the keel flooded, it is a big boat though. The brother inlaws 5.5 is nowhere near as stable. Good in a following sea. Another thing watch with them is to keep the bungs in the bottom of the live bait tank as it drains into the bilge, they have a tap in them fed by a pick in the bottom end of a rail by the boarding platform. One way the tap feeds the wash down hose the other way it fills the live bait tank. Get it wrong with the bungs out and you fill up the boat as you are travelling with everyone looking forward. Gives you a fright.
I've got 2 Buccaneer sports, says something I guess.
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After this thread I might start one, ''boats to avoid'' ! . You do wonder why a Surtees is Twice the price of a Ramco
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Surtees have the trick in the bottom that locks the water in at rest, given better stability? do they still do that?
Good thread, looking at selling my baby stabie and upgrading to 5.5-6m for next summer. Looking hard at surtees 5.75 at the moment, hopefully can get a test ride in one.
also an Amf, 5.8.