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Old 08 April 2004, 10:53   #1
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Outboard Fitting

When fitting an outboard should the engine be dead centre in relation the hull or (as has been suggested) that the engine should be off set?
Any halp appreciaited.
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Old 08 April 2004, 11:06   #2
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Have a read off this article on Rib International. It may be of some help.

http://www.ribmagazine.com/articles/...icaladvice.htm
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Old 08 April 2004, 11:20   #3
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Thanks for that. very usefull reading
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Old 08 April 2004, 16:47   #4
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It depends on the boat and the size of the Engine.
If its a small engine say a 30hp going on a small boat then probably down the centre line.
Bigger engines need to be offset to the right (or left if its a counter rotating gearbox)

But it does depend on the hull, something like a Avon searider with a 90hp on it would have an offset of anyhting between 1 and 2 inches.
Were as a 5.8m Ribcraft with a less deep V would only be offset by half an inch to three quaters of an inch.
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