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Old 06 March 2004, 09:31   #1
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It's my birthday present to me from me

Pick her up next week with a bit of luck.

Small but perfectly formed!
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Old 06 March 2004, 11:48   #2
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Cracking little boat, Robin and, significantly, you appear to be the first member of Ribnet to have bought an Evinrude ETec. I'd be very interested to hear your first impressions of the engine once you're water borne - I've been considering getting exactly the same motor for my Searider. As a matter of interest what influenced your decision to go for the 'Rude? Hope you enjoy the new rig
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Old 06 March 2004, 12:54   #3
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Cheers...i am an ad' man's dream i suppose 2 stroke performance with 4 stroke economy, 3 year non declining guarantee (which i hope i wont need) no servicing required for 3 years. No run in period required ( i kid you not). Seems to fit the bill. Thought i'd give it a go.
will keep posted re reliability and frugality etc

Thanks re the boat too. she's a beaut.

Surprisingly enough our boats share the same designer which is probably why she appeals!
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Old 07 March 2004, 12:43   #4
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Robin,
Nice boat, I am sure you will have plenty of fun with her.

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Old 07 March 2004, 15:28   #5
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Nice RIB Robin.

See you around in the Solent some time.

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Old 07 March 2004, 15:32   #6
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Thanks Phil and Jason. I will certainly be out and about on the 20th/21st
Jason, did you get my email about your aux engine fitting arrangement? Cheeky I know but i would be interested.
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Robin,
On the 4.8 I use a short shaft 6hp 4 stroke which is mounted directly to the transom. I have a space advantage on my transom as there is no 'A' frame.

Peter (Ribald) had a 4.8 with an 'A' frame, which I believe did not allow for direct mounting of an aux outboard.

On the 5.8 we had an outboard bracket which proved to be unreliable, so we now mount a 5HP (long shaft) 4 stroke directly to the transom. We find it much quicker and easier to use the engine this way, and more importantly it has proved to be a robust mounting method.
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Old 11 March 2004, 16:35   #8
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Thanks for that Jason. Hmmm re think required perhaps. May need a sticky out kind of bracket or super deluxe membership of Seastart.
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looks great Robin - no-one's going to bump into you anyway are they...?
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Old 12 March 2004, 04:37   #10
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Very true. Even at night!!!
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