Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 04 December 2018, 21:21   #1
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: New York
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Help With F-RIB 360

Hi All,

New to the site, first time poster. I just bought a Foldable RIB 360 and and syched to get it out on the water this Spring (long time I know).

The good thing is that this gives me a few months to trick it out the way I want. Primary use will be inshore fishing and cruising the various waterways in Long Island NY.

But first things first. What engine should I get? I live in an apartment, so I want either a fully electric outboard (Torqeedo Cruise 4.0?) or propane. If Torqeedo, then what battery set up? I really don’t want to spend $8k on outboard and two of their fancy batteries. Any other economical battery options? Suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Sois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 December 2018, 05:08   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 9.9 4-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,258
Hello Sois, welcome to the forum.

I didn't know Fribs had reached the USA, hope you get on with it well.

Re the outboard... is the choice of elec or propane as you have no-where to store fuel? Going for either prevents a choice of so many efficient modern 4-stroke models.

Those Torqeedo's are a superb concept but as you say... the cost! And the range is so low... about 6mls per battery.

Propane outboards are exceptionally rare here, the main brand I hear of is Lehr. Surely they give you the hassle/risk of storing gas cylinders?

I know nothing of the Long Island area waterway's re tides, currents, wind etc but normally you'd be looking at pairing an Frib 360 with a min 10hp and ideally 15-20hp for some fun performance.
__________________

__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 December 2018, 06:01   #3
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: New York
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Thanks Fenlander,

Yep, there’s finally a Torqeedo dealer in Miami.

Very good points on the motor. My main reason for wanting an electric one was portability and space. I don’t have access to outdoor storage, and I don’t think I have room to keep an engine upright in my small apartment. My wife has already “demanded” it stay out of view and has voiced concerns of our place smelling like a garage and leaking oil... so that’s what I’m working with ;-) Please let me know if you know of any gas motors that would mitigate those, I’d be all ears!

I’d only take it out on relatively calm days, but definitely want something powerful enough to get me to safety should the swells or tide change. The Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 gets 8 to 9.9hp equivalent. Is that generally enough based on the open seas in your area?

I am new to boating, and really just been immersing myself in trying to understand all the needs. Any suggestions or advice would be great!
__________________
Sois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 December 2018, 08:04   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,890
Hi Sois, Fen' says it all really - you will find virtually zero love for electric on here but if you want/have to go that route then it will have to be a high tech motor preferably with a Li-ion battery and that is going to cost serious bucks.

Even a small petrol 6hp would be way more preferable, cost peanuts and be easily hidden from the other half with a little ingenuity. Keep the small can of fuel outside and you're sorted.
__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 December 2018, 08:17   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 8,581
RIBase
Do you have a balcony on your apartment?
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 December 2018, 08:46   #6
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Miss Isle
Make: Solent 6.9
Length: 6m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 956
Or a car. Go 2 stroke and You can safely store it in the boot anyway up
__________________
If you don't like my opinion, I have others.
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2018, 02:53   #7
Member
 
Highland Haggis's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Edinburgh
Make: Excel
Length: 4m +
Engine: 25 Suzuki
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 224
Tell the wife it's me and boat or bye bye
__________________
Highland Haggis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2018, 05:39   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 8,581
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Highland Haggis View Post
Tell the wife it's me and boat or bye bye


https://youtu.be/9X_ViIPA-Gc
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 December 2018, 06:06   #9
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by neil.mccrirrick View Post
Or a car. Go 2 stroke and You can safely store it in the boot anyway up
"Safely" store a what, 20-40kg? engine in a boot long term is madness, not only will it stink but if you are unfortunate enough to crash then people in the cabin may have a big problem when an outboard comes flying through.
__________________
dubrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 December 2018, 10:31   #10
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Miss Isle
Make: Solent 6.9
Length: 6m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 956
What are you looking for a perfect solution? He has no space. My comment re safely is on respect of the outboard.

Having said that I carry one in the boot plenty do. Strap it down and open the window if it offends
__________________

__________________
If you don't like my opinion, I have others.
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

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 00:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.