Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 19 July 2011, 17:00   #11
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
I use a short line and clip so that the bracket won't lift off the transom. I've also started padlocking the thumb handles together - it stops them turning and means that the engine would take a little longer to walk away with - nice to know if I have to leave the boat for a few minutes...
__________________

__________________
willk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27 July 2011, 16:34   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Beccles
Make: Honwave
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki DF15 Petrol
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
If a Suzuki DF15 outboard was bolted to the transom of a Honwave 4m as well as being secured by the clamp screws, would this be safe to tow as the Honwave manual states that the outboard should be removed prior to towing on a trailer.
__________________

__________________
flash189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 July 2011, 16:43   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lancashire
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 87
I think its the movement on the transom that does the damage, so no matter how its bolted on i dont think it will make a difference. Thats seems the general gist anyway, iv also asked similar questions. In the end iv decided that on long motorway journeys, the engine is going in the boot, but at my destination it will stay on the boat with a transom saver type device (homemade) so i can nip straight to the launch spot 1-2 miles away.
Also has anyone here considered using a trailer breakaway cable as a safety cord for their engine? would it be strong enough do you think? If it was, i think it might be quite handy as they are quick on/off clips
__________________
LWman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 July 2011, 18:38   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
I've seen a 35hp come off at speed. Usual thing, not bolted as they were just trying it out and boat in fast turn. Ended up with owner hanging onto its control cables. Motor had stopped by then of course-something to do with the hydraulic lock it suffered as the pistons came up onto nice incompressable water.
Bent con rods,crankshaft etc
__________________

__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.