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Old 29 June 2013, 15:05   #51
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You could always use the combination survival suit with built in aux...
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Old 29 June 2013, 15:19   #52
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Is that Whisper or AJ ?
No steve it's TT in his new camouflage dry suit!!

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With some careful positioning I managed to fit one on my Attaque using a cantilever aux bracket. You have to avoid tilting the main engine if its on full lock but that aside it fits and even though its only 2.5 horses it moves the boat fine....and has got me out of trouble on more than one occasion. I'll try and send a pic.
That would be nice if you could.
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Old 30 June 2013, 05:08   #55
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We have a 90hp 2T & a little backup 3.3 thats fixed at the back. Its handy for harbouring & shallow waters & we have had to use it a few times. Its slow & noisy but it will get you home or to somewhere safer. We fire it up every trip & it never gives any bother......

Unless it mounted on one of those awful dropdown brackets in which case dont leave it mounted for the road as it WILL fall off as we found out one day
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Old 01 July 2013, 11:13   #56
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It's not a bad idea if you have an aux to run it & see how it goes every now & then especially if its come with a boat that perhaps you've just bought or its a small engine
Yep. Use it to exit marina / motor away from slip / hold position when stopped for lunch - all easy stuff to do.


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Just because it will push your boat around the harbour at a couple of knots does not mean that it will do you any good when your in a lumpy sea a 2 knot tide and a stiff breeze blowing against you .
+1.

-I first put a 2Hp on mine - simply 'coz it pushed the SR4 along OK & it fitted.
-Very Quickly found it involved phrases about rice pudding.
-Upped it to a 4. That worked OK.
- Have now found a 5 that was right at the top of the weight limit of the transom, only about 1/4" wider than the old 4 & dragged the tech from the early 70s to the early 90s (sealed cowl as opposed to the lower plug getting a saline shower)
- Have since discovered with a new Carb & some other odds & sods I can persuade 8 Gee Ges out of it. Am I going to up the backup power? - h*ll yeah.


And as said already - whether I bolt it on the transom (It lives in the garage so easy to do the night before) will depend on the following day's entertainment.
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Old 02 July 2013, 11:42   #57
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That would be nice if you could.


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Here you go.
I hang a 2.5 Tohatsu on this with a strap from the engine onto the A-frame for support (takes the weight off the bracket when it's choppy). You have to put the aux off centre on the bracket so the tiller clears the tubes and, as already mentioned, not tilt the main engine on full left turn lock or it fouls the bracket. I also need to lift the tiller past the A-frame if making a tight turn. Not ideal as you can probably tell but its the best solution I could come up with and I like having the back-up esp. with a 9 year old engine. In fact, I had a problem with the main engine yesterday (user error as it turned out!) and ended up having to use the aux to get us away from the shore while I worked the issue out (forgot I had closed the breather doh!). I guess it will depend on your a-frame whether this arrangement will work on not.
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I need a new Twatsu.

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Old 06 September 2014, 06:57   #59
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I've always considered an aux an essential bit of kit

I've had misbehaving main engines, with water in the system not wanting to go at low speeds, so docking & recovering was a mare, gearbox failures eg reverse only! An aux has gotten me out trouble, you can dock with one easily.

Also if you have main engine failure in tough conditions an aux might at least keep you pointing into wind & waves. Getting home is one thing & a 4hp on a 20ft boat will get you nowhere fast!! staying safe & heading for shore or sheltered water it might just do the job fine till assistance arrives or fixing the main engine is sorted.

My new boat an inboard, has no facility for an aux, but I'll be fitting a swin platform mount & acquiring a 4-6hp engine soon.


Anyone got a 4-6hp ish engine going spare??? as I'm after one
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Old 06 September 2014, 07:01   #60
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Hands up

1: Who has needed a tow & not had an aux fitted???

2: Who got home without a tow & had an aux fitted???



Cptsideways Answer = 2 & three times
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