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Old 10 December 2003, 12:33   #1
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Aux engine internal mount

Has anyone got any pictures / drawings of mounting points for an aux engine inside the boat ( back of seats, etc) rather than on the transom. From this position, I can move the engine to transom when / if required...
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Old 10 December 2003, 14:58   #2
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Best one I've ever seen was done by Geoff. Floor mounted bracket. He posted a picture on here once...


Have a look here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...=Backup+Engine

Of course, if you had a large bench rear seat, you could consider putting the o/b in there.
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Old 11 December 2003, 04:59   #3
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Hi folks

I mount mine inside the engine bay.

Am over at RIB this weekend will try and take a few pics.

Keeps it out of the way, warm and dry.
Dont like the idea if carring on a bracket or even on the transom.

Brackets are not strong enough, in my opinion and having it our and exposed to all the salt/water for 99.99% (well we hope!!) does not go down well with engines.

Even on deck I think you need some form of protection, sealed waterproof bag etc especialy if you like to fill you RIB up with the ocassional wave or two.

Happy Christmas everyone.

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Old 11 December 2003, 07:05   #4
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Aux on your diesel

Gary,

When you need to use the aux engine, do you have a bracket permanently fixed, or have you had the transom modified to take it?

I'm considering a similar problem on my (hopefully) soon to be ordered big diesel RIB - and it is yet another thing to get mightily confused about!! Grateful for views etc...

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Old 13 December 2003, 05:55   #5
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Hi Dylan

NO I have a swing down bracket fitted, with a pully system up to the A Frame to help lower the engine onto the bracket.

With a diesel inboard it is very hard to modify the transom and get the engine low enough into the water.

Unless the RIB is very big their is often not enough space betrwwn the side of the engine box and the tubes to do any transom mod. And even if their was space with the weight of the engine, at rest the cut out would be very low in the water.

I went for a heavy duty bracket, much stronger then the engine should really need. The reason why i went for a swing down bracket is I dont think it would be easy to start the engine when is down as the pull cord angle would be very steep with you leaning well over the transom. If i need the engine I would start is up then lower it into the water running.



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Old 15 December 2003, 12:29   #6
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Aux Engine

Gary,

Did you add this to the RIB yourself, or is it a mod that you had done when you bought the boat?

Sounds quite complicated!! Any chance of some pics (or a look if you are around over Xmas)?

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Old 15 December 2003, 17:15   #7
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Hi Dylan

No, did it myself and it was dead simple.

Will take some pics next time over and post.

If we come down over xmas you more then welcome to have a looks.

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