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Old 03 March 2016, 14:41   #11
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Stig this is a very personal thing so it's what I do not what you might want to do but I will never use an aux engine on a sib because....

We don't go on expedition type outings over several days so are just operating within a sensible radius of wherever our "base" is that day. I always have crew so assistance with oars/paddles is available. I plan our trips with regard to wind direction and safe refuge in emergency. I have never had an outboard fail in many decades... possibly as I undertake careful pre-emptive maintenance.

When I think back to the 60s I was trolling about abroad as a 10yr old in a grp dinghy with a Seagull and no lifejacket or any way of alerting my folks if I'd got in a muddle. The main craft that dinghy was tender to had neither GPS nor radar and we were to and fro France often on night crossings without the slightest concern.

So I reckon I take the best care possible of self and crew within sensible reason... and an aux on a sub 4m craft isn't part of that.
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Old 03 March 2016, 15:15   #12
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If you want an aux on an Aerotec then the smallest/lightest possible model is needed. Is your 3.5 like the narrow 2/2.5hp models with no gears and throttle on the cowling? That's about as large as you want to go. These will need to run off their own tanks and as said above a 5l emergency can is no hardship to carry.

Once you step up to the 4hp and above motors that can take an external tank they're getting a bit large.

This is the sort of thing I'd be looking for...
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I spayed mine matt black years ago, mine was branded 'force' but is clearly a mariner/mercury, no gears, light as a feather. Will use that. It'll be fine on the aerotec transom.
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Old 03 March 2016, 17:32   #13
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Would it be any good in wind and tide the trolling motor?

It would get us back to shore in moderate conditions, it wouldn't get us back to base... and it would struggle against strong wind/tide but would supplement rowing :-)

The trolling motor I have is equivalent to about 1.5hp so the crudest of back-ups. We use it on our Canadian canoe and can shift 4 of us plus dog, picnic, etc. upstream at about 4-5kts.
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I was trolling about abroad as a 10yr old in a grp dinghy with a Seagull and no lifejacket or any way of alerting my folks

Ditto... But it was the 80s and back then I didn't have 2 small kids and a wife to worry about ;-)
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Old 04 March 2016, 07:42   #15
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the 1968-74 Johnsorude had a tank option! I have been toying with adding it with a changeover valve (internal / external) but it would involve total dissassembly of the power head to drill the hole to power the fuel pump.....

The way I got round it - An open ended hose to connect to the end of my main engine fuel line - and just fill the tank manually with the primer bulb......
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