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Old 05 January 2008, 14:21   #1
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3.5-4hp Aux wanted

Anyone got anything? Up to about 200 quid. Would like a Yam if possible with an external tank so I can run from my main tanks-but I can adapt anything to fuel off the main tanks if it's the right motor. Would be VERY interested in a 3.5hp Tohatsu too.
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Old 05 January 2008, 14:50   #2
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Small used motors seem to fetching silly prices . people seem to be asking over half new price for 10 yr old plus motors .
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Old 05 January 2008, 14:57   #3
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It's getting crazy isn't it. The annoying thing is I've got 2 outboards here I could use as an aux at a push-but when I fit the bracket it needs to be fitted specifically for the outboard used as I'm a bit short on space and what I've got here isn't ideal-5hp aircooled Yam p95 (too heavy) and a Seagull 40+ (tilt 'lock' not secure enough for a rib and I don't like the idea of having to carry an extra can or premix when I'm afloat).
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Heard there's a bloke in Norfolk always seems to have plenty in stock.
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I think Matt would rather swim

Sorry Matt, keeping hold of my little 3.5hp Johnson as they get rare, but Lee Fairweather had a good selection of little engines in the other day, might be worth a shout.

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Hi Nos
I am going through the same project as you but with at least a 6 hp. 4 stroker. How do you plan to solve the problem of the engine bouncing when tilted. All the tilt locks seem very flimsy and are not positive locks. I have been looking at the sprung loaded/lever operated aux. mounts that have about 12 inches of vert. travel that will allow the aux. to be left down. Do you have any experience with these? they are a litle pricey.
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I think Matt would rather swim

Sorry Matt, keeping hold of my little 3.5hp Johnson as they get rare, but Lee Fairweather had a good selection of little engines in the other day, might be worth a shout.

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S'all right, I've just bought your old 2.2 Suzuki instead It's a bit limited for space on the 5.4 and I didn't have as much space as I thought when I measured up. I'll just have to drop the anchor and wait for the tide if the main engine plays up. Not an ideal situation but still better than a kick in the teeth.

The aux mounts vary enormously in quality. I've had 3 or 4 different makes and the best ones I've come across were Italian, made from 1.6mm stainless and spring/lever operated. A bit like this but with a wooden pad. I just used the friction screw and a big bungee to hold the engine in place and never had a problem with movement.
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The aux mounts vary enormously in quality. I've had 3 or 4 different makes and the best ones I've come across were Italian, made from 1.6mm stainless and spring/lever operated. A bit like this but with a wooden pad. I just used the friction screw and a big bungee to hold the engine in place and never had a problem with movement.
Thanks Nos
Will start looking for one like that over here. So far I have only found ones with torsion springs which I do not like.
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S'all right, I've just bought your old 2.2 Suzuki instead It's a bit limited for space on the 5.4 and I didn't have as much space as I thought when I measured up. I'll just have to drop the anchor and wait for the tide if the main engine plays up. Not an ideal situation but still better than a kick in the teeth.
Oh good, I think we might have the manual on the yacht which it came from so I will have a good look next time we are on board. She was only used as a tender outboard and John normally berthed in marinas so could be very low use. Certainly started easily enough.

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That'd be handy-cheers Pete!
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