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    Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 11:11pm
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I am pretty dead set on getting the Surtees 575 around or just after the boat show this year. Just have a couple of questions for those that own them and kitting them out:

Drum winch - What brand/type would fit?

Is a double battery required? 

Trim tabs - Can these be retrofitted if required? Has windage affected the boat much for those that own them?

Motor option - I've been out and tested one which had a yummy 115 on the back and it was great. Any one have experience with the Suzuki or Honda?

Seating etc - Will be sourcing this from hitech plastics myself.
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Double battery will assist with electronics being used, being hard top they will let into wind, trim tabs can be retro fitted also solved by moving chilly bin or crew around. Really depends on how you want to use the boat.
Those that say it can't be done are being overtaken by those doing it.
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trim tabs can be retro fitted also solved by moving chilly bin or crew around.

 not uncommon for a skipper to call " lets level this boat out guys"  be it simple crew standing in wrong places or a cross wind, even hitting chop at an angle....and may only mean 1 person moving sideways 1 step.
Driving a car that's going crab wise due to poor wheel/ alignment  is frustrationing and tiring.. same with a boat.

 
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I’d definitely be getting dual battery and trim tabs.
Surtees will sort you out with a Lone Star drum winch to suit.
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Trim tabs can go on after.....The hull is very susceptable to crew weight, see how ya go if budget is tight. Moving fish bin sorts alot. You are better off putting the money towards hydro steering.
Seating is an interesting one.... The hull is quite narrow, and access to the cab is quite restricted with 2x pedestal seats. 
If I were to buy another I would possibly look at the passenger side to be a fold down so we can access dive gear up front better. (she rides alot better with weight up at bow)
But obviously all this depends on family situation....not ideal for kids unless back rest fitted.
Or rather going king/queen..... You would go with frame to hold up passenger seat so it allows a padded chillybin to slide under for a third seat.

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Definitely get the hydrolic seat. Great back saver.
My 5.5 has a 115 Suzuki. Amazing quiet economical motor.
Instead of a drum winch. Why not an upright one that you wrap the warp around yourself? Then you are not limited to a set amount of warp.
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Go for the Maximum power you can ie a 115, I have a  5.5 Workmate repowered last year now has 115 Suzuki 4 stroke quiet and economical on fuel.  Avg 2.5- 2.8km per litre on a fishing trip.  Fitted a new Capstan recently, looked at drum winches which are good but a lot dearer.  Drum winch may need a second battery.  You will need trim tabs for the hard top model. Not needed for the workmate, I just move the chilly bin around if needed.
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I've got one, done 450 hours in 2 years so had plenty of water time to suss it out.

Have the 115 Yamaha on the back, good motor, plenty of power, haven't had any issues. Have had 7 people on board and no trouble getting up planing.

Only have one battery, never had any issues there either and have done a lot of overnighting, Do carry a jump starter pack but have never used it.

Dont have trim tabs, they would be nice but not necessary, just shift a bag or two around or stand one way or the other if it's an issue.

My thoughts anyway.
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