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Old 02 August 2012, 07:41   #1
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RC 585 Aux & SIB Outboard size?

Hi, I'm looking for an AUX engine for my Ribcraft 585 that can also be used on and plane a Pastimo 270 SIB.

I was thinking of a Suzuki DF6 but I didn't know if it would get the SIB on the plane?

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Old 02 August 2012, 08:08   #2
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HI Alex - I think I've been down this route .......

I had (and now Trevor has it ?) a 2.6 slatted floor bombard tender which with just me and a 3.5hp 2 stroke on the back used to plane

2 up it stood no chance.

I think with a 6 you should be 'Ok' ish with 2 light adults , but I found so much depends on weight distrubution and how calm the water is.
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I guess that a 585 aux would need to be around 6hp?

The sib will take an 8hp but will that be over doing it?
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What is the situation here regarding the shaft length of the Aux? Will the Ribcraft use a short shaft, as the SIB won't like planing with a long?
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What is the situation here regarding the shaft length of the Aux? Will the Ribcraft use a short shaft, as the SIB won't like planing with a long?
Hummm, I had assumed that i would need a short shaft, but I'm not near the boat to measure
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Your RC585 has an xl transom so a std shaft aux would need a drop down bracket.
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Dangerous stuff time .....Do you really need an aux ?

But if your going to do it and the SIB is rated to 8 ..get a 10 !
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Your RC585 has an xl transom so a std shaft aux would need a drop down bracket.
DHD, does Standard mean Long (20") or Short (15")?
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No not really, but I thought it would be good if it could be used as a back up.

The sib will be used for fishing and for those calm evenings when I can't be bothered to launch the 585 it will also be used as a tender when searching for new beaches

So I guess I go small and get from A to B or go large for a bit of
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Investing in a pair of oars for the RC is a cheaper option
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