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Old 02 February 2012, 15:37   #11
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Thanks guys, some valuable input. Think I'm going with one and an aux!
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Old 03 February 2012, 05:24   #12
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I'd go for 1 & an Aux, & that's coming from a bloke with 2.
Now,that IS Qualified advice! Experiance is Key.Maybe these Forums DO work ...Now and then
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Old 03 February 2012, 05:38   #13
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Hi

as an outboard seller I would still only go with 1 + aux. I would also make the point that the aux is there to get you back to saftey and nothing more (fishermen are often using them trawling) and should be in good nick i.e. dont buy rubbish as the price difference on a small naf engine and a good one that will save your life is not a lot.

small aux is also cheaper to buy/ service etc.

Oh and Tohatsu are the same as mariner/ mercury at this end of the market so if price is a major factor they are well worth a look. if you have a bit more to spend Honda/ Yamaha ( I am 100 % biased towards the honda as we sell them) with the honda having 6 years warranty.

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Now,that IS Qualified advice! Experiance is Key.Maybe these Forums DO work ...Now and then
If money was no object i'd still go for twins anyday, but given the OPs likely cruising areas & requirements, twins would be ott. As already said looooads of times, unless you set up twins with completely segregated fuel, electrics etc, they are pointless imho. The main reason we have a twin setup was my missus made me do it, bless her
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Can you persuae your wife to give mine a call?

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Hey guys, my boat almost ready from manufacturer. Is the scenario the same if you do surf launches? Sorry just want to be sure that I make the right call.
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Well, if the RIB is an open boat and not too heavily loaded, then somewhere from 6hp up to 10hp, depending on your budget and mounting options. 10hp is running into 35kg+ for a four stroke, as low as 27kg for a 2 stroke. Personally I'd look at a nice secondhand 6HP four stroke. It will probably give you most bang for your buck and be in the lighter range of about 25-28kg. The tank of gas will go further and you can run it off your main with the right kit (assuming your main is 4 stroke). Your stored gas can be used up easily that way. It should move you along at around 5kts?

Guys, 5-6 knots? Less?
I run a 10hp aux. 4 stroke tootsie xl shaft - 4 blade prop (high- thrust?) and i can just get about 5knts top speed. with no tide.
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yes.

money no object 2 engines
99% of us though have a main and an aux and make sure both work before you head out!

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Is the scenario the same if you do surf launches?
Do you meant the number of engines or the launch technique? I'm confused.
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I have a 7.7 metre cabin rib. I tried it with 1X 90 tohatsu tldi (mounted in the centre of the transom) it's topspeed was 27kts very lightly loaded. Then when I got another 90 tohatsu tldi it's top speed was 34 kts, now with one motor stopped and tilted out of the water it does 21 kts on the plane with one motor only operating, using the same standard props as when I had one motor. I have since changed to ss props and a finer pitch to get the reeves to max.Since fiiting te rib out some more, it does about 30kts with four divers onboard.I am sure if I had put a single 180hp motor on the rb, it would go much faster.
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