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Old 16 July 2004, 09:26   #11
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engine to starboard

And if the tubes are out of the water at speed you must place the engine a bit ( 1 to 1,5 inch) to starboard!!! I never hear anyone about that. Why?
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Old 16 July 2004, 19:03   #12
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Neils, the idea of the offset is to counter the torque from a single prop, however all it did on my ribtec was cause the boat to sit uneven when she was winched onto the trailer so we put the engine back on the centre line with no ill effects.

perhaps on a light weight speed boat with a big hp engine there may be some advantage, but most ribs are not in that league.

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Old 17 July 2004, 19:53   #13
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Excuse me pete7,

about the offset of the engine, I own a ribcraft 6.8 powerd by a honda 225 and I have an offset off 1.5" (about 4 cm) and I would like it too be more to the starboard side off the boat. If I sail fast at little waves the boats still tends to lean to the port side. and I don't think the offset has anything to do with trailering!!!

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Old 18 July 2004, 02:16   #14
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What I said was the only effect I could notice good or bad was that it made the boat sit on the trailer at an angle. I didn't notice any difference when the boat was used on the water.

Moving the engine wasn't difficult, why not have a go at it.

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