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Old 18 August 2013, 13:17   #1
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Bought it!

Bought this SIB after all.... great wee thing - now I just need to source an affordable engine for it!

it Says 4HP on the transom plate, but whats the biggest i could really go for some fun?

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Old 18 August 2013, 13:24   #2
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I've put 15 on a sib saying max 8......
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Old 18 August 2013, 13:25   #3
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Bought this SIB after all.... great wee thing - now I just need to source an affordable engine for it!

it Says 4HP on the transom plate, but whats the biggest i could really go for some fun?

Cheers

Si
Hi Si, sorry to pee on your strawberries, but that's more dinghy/tender than sib, but well done anyway. If it says max hp 4 on the plate, then that's yer lot. What length is it? Our 2.3 Quicksilver is rated at 5hp.
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Old 18 August 2013, 14:32   #4
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If it's rated for max 4 you can place a 5, usually both models weights same, if finding a 2 strokes, much better, weights much less compared to same 4 strokes models. BTW, which lenght is it, is it a slatted, wooden or alum panel floor sib ?

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Old 18 August 2013, 14:39   #5
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Thanks lads! It's a 2.5M, looking forward to getting out on it! It will probably sit in the lift until I get an engine which is a shame though
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Old 18 August 2013, 15:44   #6
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I have a very nice wee Evinrude 3.3HP for around 200 plus postage of about 25 if that would be of any interest?

It is a direct drive 2 stroke which is lovely and light. Has had very little use and apart from some scratches due to storage in the bow of the rib.

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Old 18 August 2013, 15:48   #7
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Knew i seen one of these before somewhere,think this went about a year ago with the engine for 650.
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Old 18 August 2013, 16:11   #8
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The boat will have a maximum hull speed rating as well as a maximum engine BHP.

Be careful if you exceed the design speed limit. I have a 2.85m Zodiac and it is rated to 8hp and a maximum design speed of 17mph.

With my 6hp Mariner it would do 14-15mph.

I now have a Tohatsu 9.8 hp on it which will push it to 20mph. At speeds over 17mph the boat becomes harder to steer and feels less stable.
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