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Old 31 July 2009, 10:27   #1
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anyone ever had a Rugagini outboard

I know very little about them other that they burn diesel fuel and came in 35Hp and 50hp where they any good? and if not made anymore I guess that is it they where not any good
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Old 31 July 2009, 10:33   #2
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think port solent marina had one on their runaround. if i recall, noisy was an understatement!!
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Old 31 July 2009, 11:13   #3
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I'm assuming you're speccing a motor for your new boat?

IMO, you'd be much better off buying a motor that has at least some sort of support nearby. Parts availability is usually a good thing, too.

Drop in to local marine repair shops and ask around as to what they'd buy if they were in the market. That should give you a feel for the state of their support chain.

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Old 31 July 2009, 11:43   #4
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I guess you mean a Rugarini. Air cooled diesel outboard noisy but I believe ok.
Alan P used one as a wing engine on his around the world trip and it did the job. I think no longer made but could be wrong.
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Old 31 July 2009, 12:13   #5
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From what I remember they are very very heavy!!!

http://www.engine-cemberci.com/engine/RUGGERINI/5.pdf

All in Italian but worth a look.
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81kg for a 15hp!
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Old 31 July 2009, 12:59   #7
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used one in Ireland on a self drive hire thing for fishing around tuskar rock when we were doing articles for a fishing mag or two. Absolutely gutless and vibrate???-well lets say I couldnt keep a full pint in the glass all night cos my hand was still shaking that much .
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i was offered 4 of them in various states of repair all non runners about 10 years ago as a job lot and the bloke that bought them never did have any luck making a good one from the rest, ,,they seemed to make a big promotion in the late 1980s or early 1990s as i considered one for a hard fishing boat of mine but they were very heavy and the cost was astronomical compared to a petrol .the one i was looking at would have been a 14 or 15 hp think the next up was a 30hp ,suppose like anything else if you buy new there ok then get a few years on the backs and they start to let you down ,,,unlike the old seagull .
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