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Old 15 June 2006, 19:20   #41
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I would have thought that depends on whether he's being a nobber or not

I hope you have as much fun with your first rib as I did with mine, I am certain that it is impossible to think about work when you are hammering along in a powerboat!
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Old 16 June 2006, 04:46   #42
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In or Out?

As to whether it's best to keep your outboard up or down when moored depends on how far you can get it up.

If it can be tilted all the way up clear of the water then up is best. All the metal is out of the water, keeps clean and won't corrode.

If it can only go part way up it may be best to leave it down to keep the anode/s immersed.

Consider an aluminium gearcase with a stainless steel oil drain plug near the front of the torpedo. When tilted most of the way up the anode will be clear but the remainder of the gearcase and the plug will be immersed.
If the paint on the gearcase is damaged in any way the exposed aluminium will act as an anode, corroding away in preference to the stainless steel plug. The corrosion will be slow but it will be there. Rogue described some pitting to an engine of his a while back that suspect could be down to this.

My engine won't go all the way up due to the seating in the rear of my boat. I tend to leave my outboard partially tilted up - to raise the exhaust ports a bit above the water but try to leave the anode in the water.

However, unless your boat is left afloat all of the time it's not too much of a worry.
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Old 16 June 2006, 06:55   #43
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Good point - I have heard of skegs that have dissolved. Fortunately my outboard will clearly completely - the transom jack is a very handy bit of kit!!!
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Old 19 June 2006, 10:55   #44
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will you keep the boat on a trailer and tow it down when you need to launch or are you going to keep it at a marina?
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I have heard of skegs that have dissolved.
I think that was down to a load of bad bonding between the anode and the leg-but was confined to fourstrokes.

One such guy having that kind of trouble's accounts are here:-

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I think that was down to a load of bad bonding between the anode and the leg-but was confined to fourstrokes.

One such guy having that kind of trouble's accounts are here:-

http://forums.iboats.com/cgi-bin/ubb...=005162#000000
I think this bloke made the mistake of having his engines just dipping into the water - the anodes were out of the water so obviously couldn't do the job they were designed to do.
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will you keep the boat on a trailer and tow it down when you need to launch or are you going to keep it at a marina?

Well if I HAD a trailer I would prob do that but as it seems to have vanished I am currently keeping it at a marina.
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your trailer has vanished! not good


which marina did you go for in the end? and is it expensive or reasonable?
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Well if I HAD a trailer I would prob do that but as it seems to have vanished I am currently keeping it at a marina.
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which marina did you go for in the end? and is it expensive or reasonable?
swansea and watchet marina both quoted me 1280 for my steed 6.4mtrs, 200 per mtr , and you get her lifted out for 6 weeks dry storage to work on her all in for price,,far cheeper than solent or exmouth that i originally wanted had quotes up to 3.5k. mind you not quite as tidal down further south,
but to be honest zooming down m5 and stepping on boat via floating pontoon top doller,can not beat it possibly cost me that a year in fuel towing the fooka
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swansea and watchet marina both quoted me 1280 for my steed 6.4mtrs, 200 per mtr ,
CHEAP!! That is for nothing! That's the blessing of living in a 3rd World country. Min price for a berth around here is 3K.
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