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Old 31-12-2010, 14:40   #1
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Vespa Scooter on My Boat ?

I was wondering if it would be reasonable to get a motor vespa scooter for my boat (32 ft), to take onto islands that I stay on for a while. This way I could see the islands more in depth. What do you think?
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Old 31-12-2010, 14:54   #2
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Why not if you have space for it and can easily load and unload it. I gave thought to one also for my power boat.

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I think it would work but it worries me that I have never seen it. I guess somebody has to be the first. Thanks for the input. Happy new year.
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How do you get it to and from shore? They won't fit in most dinks. And it would seem that attempting to put a 200+ pound machine, with protruding metal parts, would be a recipe for eventual disaster in an inflatable on the load/unload shoreside. These would be my greatest concerns, but if you can overcome them, then it would be awesome to have the convenience of a full size scooter. We use these as a nice go between:



Lite, easily handled, and miserly on fuel. The even make tow behind trailers for shopping convenience.



As well as detachable seats:

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I carried a Honda 125 dirt bike,used to take off the front wheel ,go alongside, and swing it over on the main halyard. I visited many places I would otherwise have never seen, BUT you have to be very careful,bad roads and drivers !! Also the red tape involved with each different country might be a deal breaker. Bruce.
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I would pull up to a dock to unload one IF I had one. I would also use my davit crane, the one I used to load/unload my Avon 10RIB with an 8HP motor, fuel tank and what nots. So for me, it would be an easy task. But who knows! Caribcruiser may have a 200# weight lifting girl friend that he takes sailing. (Just joking Carib--)

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I carried a Honda 125 dirt bike,used to take off the front wheel ,go alongside, and swing it over on the main halyard. I visited many places I would otherwise have never seen, BUT you have to be very careful,bad roads and drivers !! Also the red tape involved with each different country might be a deal breaker. Bruce.

Steam--- I completely forgot about the HALYARD! Before when we sailed, I used my jib halyard to lift my Avon and that sucker weighs 115#! Sure, a halyard could do the trick.

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A quick check suggests they weigh in at 96 kgs for a 50cc model. Something like the old Honda Express would be much lighter. But what do you do about insurance for so many different locations?

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How about a regular bicycle with an electric conversion kit. We have them on three bikes we take to the Nascar races. They work great and when they run out of juice after about 10 miles, we pedal. The kits are around $300-$350 and are easy to install. The front wheel has a built in hub motor and replaces your original bike wheel. They wouldn't be much good for all day sightseeing but for a quick trip ashore...would work great. Just google electric bicycle kit. Probably wouldn't have to worry about insurance and registration either.
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been a few threads about this - for me (with a 125 Vespa already. and a 900cc Triumph) am looking towards a Di Blasi. but I am not a heavyweight and at 30 foot not have a lot of room for motor vehicles onboard.
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been a few threads about this - for me (with a 125 Vespa already. and a 900cc Triumph) am looking towards a Di Blasi. but I am not a heavyweight and at 30 foot not have a lot of room for motor vehicles onboard.
Which is???

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still trying to figure out how to get an ultraglide classic aboard????
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still trying to figure out how to get an ultraglide classic aboard????
When you've got it worked out let me know... we're having to leave a beemer R1200C behind.
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When you've got it worked out let me know... we're having to leave a beemer R1200C behind.
A year or 2 back someone claimed to have a Hayabusa onboard - but pics never appeared




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We have an Aprilia Scarabeo that we loaded onto and off our 45ft Motoryacht from docks. Carry it on the bow between dock boxes, covered to keep salt and salt water off it. We cut bow railing to be able to load and unload easily. Its a 100CC also made by the company that makes Vespa but has the larger wheels. Haven't gone out of the country with it, but it worked
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