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Old 10 March 2014, 11:43   #91
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Old 10 March 2014, 12:57   #92
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Engine mounting plate unfolded for towing and to allow cover to be put over Sib.
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Old 10 March 2014, 13:05   #93
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That does look really good now. The water will never hit it even in the outer position but I guess if you store it in closer in position then it will put less strain on transom. I still wonder if in rougher seas if it will dip in and out of the water but I actually think you will be ok. You could always lower it a couple of inches and I still think it will be safe. Cant wait to hear about your sea trial.
Mine is coming along quite well and I think I have solved it. Being a wood man its all made from timber but I am sure it is strong enough. I have managed to store the outboard in roughly the same inner position as yours. I have then made a aux bracket that extends 10 ", which the transom wheel swings past when it has no engine on so will be fixed with a big bolt through the existing 1" hole in the transom. When and if needed, all I have to do is remove the r-clip and washer from the transom wheel up in the air, put wheel in boat, and move engine across 12" onto aux bracket(which will have a leach so cant be lost!). The aux tiller has nearly full movement left and right, not sure about reverse yet as its all made as mock ups at the moment. Will post some pics soon, If I know how?
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Old 10 March 2014, 15:58   #94
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Hi basshunter please do post some pics when you got yours operational.
Im going to sika flex the bolts in tomorrow.
I think the final set up should do the job.
If a wave is going to hit the aux when it's carried on the inside of the tube it's going to have to be a monster and my aux getting wet will be the least of my worries!
It has good water clearance when in the outside position as well.
I think conditions will dictate if I use it to rest the main engine whilst trawling for fish. If it is choppy I will just carry it on the inside as emergency back up.
I don't tend to go out when it'd too rough so I think it should be fine fir the purpose I constructed it for.
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Old 10 March 2014, 16:35   #95
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Now having seen the finished article, I cannot see that it will ever get hit by a wave even if it were a few inches lower, and like you say, if that has happened then that's the last of your worries. My only concern would be if you traversing diagonally across chop/, whether it would stay submerged properly but lowering a few inches would solve that if needed. Sibs do stick to the water very well when moving slowly as you know and don't pitch and awe like a dingy so hopefully you should be ok. You never know, you might be able to fit a transom bracket where I have, but I think you'll be fine.

How do I add photos???
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Old 10 March 2014, 17:00   #96
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I've been using my phone to take photos and post them on here.
When adding photos in this manner just type your reply and hit the add attachment button, select photo and attach.
Ribnet set up varies from device to device.
On the wife's IPad it looks a lot different to my phone with lots more options.
It looks different again on the laptop.
Hit the paper clip to attach photos oan tablet / laptop etc.
Look forward to seeing your creation.
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Trying again? These are the prototype as the exact position of everything was critical so everything could still work
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I see you mastered the art of attaching pictures.
Took me a few attempts to attach my first pics too.
Looks good!
Definitely engine on the inside of the tube is preferable to tge outside but my transom was ne cover going to be wide enuf.
The only thing I can see that may cause you an issue is the engine mount on the back of the transom!
With the main 30hp engine at planing speed it may scoop up water and spray it into the Sib.
You know your boat better than me and where everything sits relative to the water etc.
As with mine proof will be in the pudding when it gets sea trialled.
Hope it works.
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I have already made the real transom bracket which is a bit more streamlined than the prototype. Plus, I have had the vertical piece of wood down the transom for over a year now which has had the transducer attached to it at the very bottom. Its a strong bit of 3/4 inch mahogany. I had to reduce half an inch when I first made it so it didnt stick out at all, because a bit of spray did come up but is now fine. I will post pics of the bracket a bit later. Let me know what you think.

Where do most put there transducers on sibs? Mine has worked ok where I have had it but isn't always great at 20 knts!
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