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Old 17 September 2009, 11:30   #1
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outboard info needed

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I dont know anything about out boards but could some one explain what no tiller control is?
Also what size engine would be nice on a 3.3 mtr inflatable rib?
short or long shaft?

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Old 17 September 2009, 11:44   #2
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Tiller control is the handle that extends forwards that you use to steer the motor (and thus the boat.) Usually has throttle and engine-kill button on it, and often has the gear select lever. Usually folds upright so as to get it out of the way.

No tiller control implies a helm (steering wheel) somewhere forwards of the motor ('cause if it was behind you'd be in the water.)

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Old 17 September 2009, 12:19   #3
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Thanks JKY

Is this something i can add?

On a 3.3 mtr rib what size engine would you say for a novice.

Also short or long shaft?

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Depends on the hull for shaft length, what boat is it?

I had an Avon 3.4m which was rated at 18hp max but I had a Yam 25hp on a tiller, no problems and went like the clappers, no problem towing a ringo either.
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Hi

Well i have only just brought this rib and my buget is tight so i go one on these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Well inpressed with the quality and good value for money . The hp rating is up to 15hp , not sure about the hull?
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Well i have only just brought this rib and my buget is tight so i go one on these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Well inpressed with the quality and good value for money . The hp rating is up to 15hp , not sure about the hull?
You'll have to give me another link to the make and model as the internet nazis at work don't let me onto ebay
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you need a short shaft for that boat, and as for hp, go for some thing close to max rating
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And as far as adding, what is it you need to add?

Most smaller motors (up to about 40hp or so) come set up for tiller steering standard, unless specified otherwise.

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Hi

Thank you for the info so far.

If my rib states upto 15hp sould i say at that max ? also is a 30 hp MARINER OUTBOARD MOTOR 2 STROKE PULL START to powerfull for a 3.3mtr rib?

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I have exactly the same Maxx Pro from Rob in South Wales, excellent value and quality boats, I have also owned Quicksilver/ Bombard and currently a 2.7m Seago with Air Deck.
The 3.3m Maxx Pro with Alloy floor is rated to 15hp BUT DO NOT GO THIS BIG.
This boat will happily plane with me in it at 19 stone with a Mariner 6hp four stroke powering it. Rob the distributor will tell you that maximum controllable safe size for this boat is 10hp and my Mercury 9.9 HP will easily plane with 4 of us in this boat, anything bigger will be a real handful. I have just used my 3.3 m Maxx Pro down in Dorset this weekend on my own the 6hp was ample and gives good performance, if you intend to carry more people then go for 10hp maximum.
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