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Old 16 May 2011, 05:00   #31
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My old Yamaha control box had a similar broken microswitch and I just replaced it with one of these V3 Style Alarm TamperSwitch : Micro Switches : Maplin 2.99 (you can gently remove the steel arm if that is not required). Farnell or RS will have a wider range of microswitches if the above one is the wrong size though !
Excellent. Gotta be worth it at that price... thank you.
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Old 16 May 2011, 06:08   #32
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Omron are a well known switch manf. Try looking on RS or Farnells websites. I find a squirt of silicone spray helps when drawing cables through the trunks, also have somone at the other end feeding the cable into the trunk as you pull.
Thanks for that. I see RS tools have Omron micro-switches. Quite a selection. I'll probably go for one that has the 4mm travel on the plunger, as it was that part that was failing to make contact properly after it was damaged.
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Old 16 May 2011, 17:01   #33
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Thanks for that. I see RS tools have Omron micro-switches. Quite a selection. I'll probably go for one that has the 4mm travel on the plunger, as it was that part that was failing to make contact properly after it was damaged.
Quick update... Tohatsu got back to me today. Part in stock and can be ordered via main dealer. 10 something plus VAT.
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Fitting VHF antenna

About to fit the Metz antenna. I don't have an A-frame, so was planning to fit if next to the grab handle on the starboard side of the console. Is this location okay, or would you get a Metz rail mount adaptor and get it full height?
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About to fit the Metz antenna. I don't have an A-frame, so was planning to fit if next to the grab handle on the starboard side of the console. Is this location okay, or would you get a Metz rail mount adaptor and get it full height?
I'd mount it full height on a lightpole somewhere. It'll annoy you when it wobbles about otherwise.
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Finished the boat. Some minor tweaks today including a stainless steel eye for the auxilliary engine when it's in the tilt position (ratchet strap connecting point). Washed it down and took a couple of shots while it's still in pristine condition!

Finished kit includes BlueSea battery isolator, ICOM M411 DSC radio, Twatsoo tacho and trim gauges, Garmin eTrex GPS, Metz VHF antenna, Mariner 4hp auxilliary and Twatsoo 60hp main engine (original cowl was damaged - hence 70hp).

Special thanks to DHS and Downhilldai for invaluable help regards wiring.

Sea trials set next weekend. Better buy a suitable bottle of Cava for the occasion!
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Your rig looks great!

I had it confirmed by the chaps at Tohatsu that no components are required but a mod to the top carb (exactly what I don't know as yet) and adjustment of the throttle linkages is all that is required to up the motor from a 60hp to a 70hp.

I hope the sea trials go OK. I would be interested to see how you get on since I have a similar size boat and almost the same engine.

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Your rig looks great!

I had it confirmed by the chaps at Tohatsu that no components are required but a mod to the top carb (exactly what I don't know as yet) and adjustment of the throttle linkages is all that is required to up the motor from a 60hp to a 70hp.

I hope the sea trials go OK. I would be interested to see how you get on since I have a similar size boat and almost the same engine.

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I'll keep you posted. I think the 60hp is more than adequate for the boat. The key thing is to check maximum revs at WOT. The last thing I want is a piston exiting stage right! Prop choice is critical too.
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I'll keep you posted. I think the 60hp is more than adequate for the boat. The key thing is to check maximum revs at WOT. The last thing I want is a piston exiting stage right! Prop choice is critical too.

HELLO when more power is up for grabs go for it you can always throttle down

It looks like you did a good job on your Ribcraft look at the mess my mate made last year when we rewired my 585.
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looking good spartacus.

If its not a problem to upgrade the power 60>70 DO IT you won't be dissapointed. There is no way that the 60 will over rev pushing the ribcraft along unless you use a small pitch prop. Are you running the standard 15" prop?
Im running a 70hp tohatsu and I upgraded to a 17" SS Vengence prop pushing the 4.8 rib. the motor tops out at 5800 revs.

Do you intend to rig a nav light post or install an A frame and lighting?

When I rigged out my rib I ran the cables from the control box down some flexi conduit tubing. (old washing machine waste pipe) it makes the job a little more tidy IMHO.
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