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Old 30 September 2012, 10:33   #11
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Al little harsh there SPARERIBS.

I am also thinking of a aux. 2-5hp 2 stroke seems to be the best options. but I am a little tight on space at the back end.

The guys on here are very knowlageable on all things rib related.
I have and do trust their advice. I even give some myself from time to time.
I am not a firm in any way like most people on here.

The people on here who do run companies are always helpfull and some even give us good discounts for ribnet members.


why on earth would you use galvanised coach bolts to hold anything on a rib . they will just corrode like crazy. !???
stainless or glass it down is the only way.
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Old 30 September 2012, 10:35   #12
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I have a 4 hp four stroke that pushes my 5.85 ribcraft fine if needed, I also have adjustable paddles for some extra manovering
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Old 30 September 2012, 10:50   #13
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Al little harsh there SPARERIBS.

I am also thinking of a aux. 2-5hp 2 stroke seems to be the best options. but I am a little tight on space at the back end.

The guys on here are very knowlageable on all things rib related.
I have and do trust their advice. I even give some myself from time to time.
I am not a firm in any way like most people on here.

The people on here who do run companies are always helpfull and some even give us good discounts for ribnet members.


why on earth would you use galvanised coach bolts to hold anything on a rib . they will just corrode like crazy. !???
stainless or glass it down is the only way.
Thats why i joined and even though ive fished all my life, weld boats for living, owned and restored a 14ft dejon to summer fish off, i joined rnli to gain a vast amount of sea knowledge then got the bug for ribs, joined here to get info then bought one!
Im a newbie to the rib scene and cant wait to buy bits n bobs making boat safe, hence the aux.... always plan ahead in my eyes
The wealth that alot of guys on here have is what i aspire to & in years to come i will be happy if im halfway there.

Getting back to the thread of "what Aux" they look very old fashioned but how about an old seagul? they great little workhorses just not modern looking
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Old 30 September 2012, 10:53   #14
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paddles & anchor are a must and i have a 5hp 4s hidea for sale lol seriously as an aux i would say 4-6hp as they have an inbuilt tank ,though if you have a 2s i guess it`s no biggy as you can always add your mixing oil.... lots of ribbing going on this forum though rofl
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Old 30 September 2012, 11:01   #15
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you wont get a sensible answer on here mate, not one that I would trust , phone up the rnli and ask them, at least its from the horses mouth. You dont know who's who on here. All you'll get is a load of mixed opinions from people who think they are all experts. This site is really an SEO operation for rib related firms. If someone on here has a 5 hp engine for sale , they will say 5hp etc. You get the picture !
Speak for yourself mate!!

Oh and on the OP's question I'd go for a lightweight 4 stroke maybe the Mariner 3.5hp, only weighs 17kg
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Old 30 September 2012, 11:04   #16
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the Honda BF2.3 weights 15KG filled with petrol and oil

An Aux always should have an independet fuel supply.
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Old 30 September 2012, 11:21   #17
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paddles & anchor are a must and i have a 5hp 4s hidea for sale lol seriously as an aux i would say 4-6hp as they have an inbuilt tank ,though if you have a 2s i guess it`s no biggy as you can always add your mixing oil.... lots of ribbing going on this forum though rofl
Hidea ? Price?
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you wont get a sensible answer on here mate
Including yours, presumably? :-)
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Old 30 September 2012, 11:56   #19
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Hidea ? Price?
sorry i do jest

problems with the hidea are a virtual zero resale value ,i don`t actually use it anymore but do occaisionally stroke it lol

for your info though ,i have been very pleased with mine and will hang on to it as i think it`s an excellent engine
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you wont get a sensible answer on here mate, not one that I would trust , phone up the rnli and ask them, at least its from the horses mouth. You dont know who's who on here. All you'll get is a load of mixed opinions from people who think they are all experts. This site is really an SEO operation for rib related firms. If someone on here has a 5 hp engine for sale , they will say 5hp etc. You get the picture !

Yep, if you want your boat to look like a derelict trawler, this is the guy to listen to
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