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Old 24 March 2016, 03:10   #1
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aux outboard for avon sr4

I am more and more thinking I really should get an aux outboard for my sr4 but as the sr4 has quite a narrow transom size is important I am unsure how small I can go and still get drive for the boat . is there anyone who has fitted an aux to an sr4 and is it even possible if so what outboard did you use . cheers
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Old 24 March 2016, 04:18   #2
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not sure about the SR4 beerbelly but i had the same problem i could get the engine on the transom but it was touching both the engine and the A frame so two options one to get the rise and fall aux bracket in s/s but expensive and a bit flimsy or what i did was to put two fixed brackets together so the aux is at the back of the main engine whilst in use and tilts up just behind the A frame if that makes sense.
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I have a pair of auxiliaries on our SR4. They're orange, telescopic and live in a barrel strapped to the seat.

The SR4 transom is too tight and the hull is too short/light to take the addition weight of an aux IMHO.
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i'm looking for an auxiliary also. I reckon I need 5hp to push my 5.5m rib. I have my eye on a tohatsu.What I was thinking was having it attached to behind the jockey seat until I need it.saves it swinging off the transom and helps with the balance of the boat.I do think it will be a tight squeeze on the back though. Nik
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i'm looking for an auxiliary also. I reckon I need 5hp to push my 5.5m rib. I have my eye on a tohatsu.What I was thinking was having it attached to behind the jockey seat until I need it.saves it swinging off the transom and helps with the balance of the boat.I do think it will be a tight squeeze on the back though. Nik
i did that good place to keep it but i found it a pain to lift on and off the transom especially when you need it in a hurry and the seas rough.
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I have a pair of auxiliaries on our SR4. They're orange, telescopic and live in a barrel strapped to the seat.

The SR4 transom is too tight and the hull is too short/light to take the addition weight of an aux IMHO.
yeh I have the same just not sure how far I could paddle it in a choppy sea on me jack jones
tbh I never go out far and am usually in the company of other boats maybe I'm just being soft
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tbh I never go out far and am usually in the company of other boats maybe I'm just being soft
Me neither and I have a decent anchor a 2x VHF. If she went fart too far out to paddle, it would be 'Excuse me Falmouth coastguard, any chance of sorting out a tow?'
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