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Old 30 September 2012, 08:51   #1
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What aux do you think id be best using? Rib is 4.5metres so do i get small 3/4 hp 2 or 4 stroke or an electric with good thrust power, oars or call rnli for tow back in should the main break down???
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Old 30 September 2012, 09:00   #2
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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 !
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Old 30 September 2012, 09:02   #3
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2.5 to 4hp would be plenty, two stoke better because the casing's are usually slimmer, so shouldn't restrict the lock of your main engine. always worth having oars or paddles, preferrable the push together ones.

ps I've neither of these items for sale btw.
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I use a 2HP 4-Stroke honda on a Auxiliary Bracket for my 4 metre RIB, but a 2-Stroke would be prefereable- just don't wanna sell my honda.. 3-4 HP would be best, but it depends on the conditions you leave in.

i have Paddles too, the Push-Together type

And neither i am selling anything of the above
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Old 30 September 2012, 09:59   #5
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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 !
Thats a bit strong isn't it! I think there is a wealth of expert info on here. Has someone on here upset you by giving you duff info? I wish I had something to sell the OP 😋
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A 3.5hp two-stroke pushes my sr6 along just fine at 3-4 kt
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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 !
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Thats a bit strong isn't it! I think there is a wealth of expert info on here. Has someone on here upset you by giving you duff info?
Aye, some tw@t told him to use galvanised coach bolts on his console and he hasn't got over it yet.
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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 !
Im in the RNLI haha but still a newbie, to be honest its only god forbid it was needed then id have it there as dont really want to be towed in by the lads haha,
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Aye, some tw@t told him to use galvanised coach bolts on his console and he hasn't got over it yet.
And his trailing fairy lights shorted out! :-)
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What aux do you think id be best using? Rib is 4.5metres so do i get small 3/4 hp 2 or 4 stroke or an electric with good thrust power, oars or call rnli for tow back in should the main break down???
Electric is not up to that job. Paddles are only of limited use for short distances in still current-free water but worth having on board. A 3-4 hp engine would most likely be ideal - check what space you have (turn main engine - check clearance) and how long the shaft needs to be. You might get away with a short shaft on that size of RIB - depends.

Whatever you do, do not be tempted to use an old plasterer's mixing rod and a battery drill...
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