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Old 05 April 2014, 15:06   #111
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Finally tried out the aux outrigger today. Had the engine mounted on the inside of the tube for the duration. Transferred it to the outside of the tube when I was returning to port.
I kept the external mounting plate bolted in place throughout to get a feel for how it interacted with the waves and chop.
It was exceptionally choppy at one point.
When setting off at speed before the Sib got planeing the bow rose causing a few splashes to wet the bottom of the outrigger plate.
Nothing to be concerned about tho as I don't intend having the plate mounted until it is needed.
I'm going to trim 50 mm off the bottom of the aux mount and weld another bit of 50 mm box section on top to raise the engine up a little bit and give more water clearance.
Might raise it a bit more than 50 mm as the propeller and cavitation plate were sufficiently deep enough in the drink to worry about it aeration.
My old man and I sat in the centre of the Sib to stop it leaning to one side. The Sib steered well with the aux and we trolled our lures slowly for around a mile back to port.
All in all very pleased with the creation which will give me a bit more peace of mind when going to sea.
Happy Sibbing
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Old 09 April 2014, 10:31   #112
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Been out 3 times fishing in the last week and have taken the aux with me each time.
Used it twice now on the outrigger really pleased with its performance. I think it will be s permanent fixture on the Sib. Here's a few pics.
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Old 11 April 2014, 03:14   #113
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Took a video of the aux powering the Sib yesterday.
Goes well.
Tiller turned around 30 degrees to the right to account for the engine being mounted to the right.
Don't know if this will work??

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Didn't work.
Try this instead.
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Old 11 April 2014, 03:21   #115
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Can't get link to work. Says private link? Would be interested to see. If it doesn't work brilliantly, then I'm sure you could sqeeze a bracket in where I have mine. Doing the same as before, storing in current position and then onto bracket
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Still not worky. Also making the bracket out of metal will be so much easier to make strong rather than wood. Should get to try mine tmrw.
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Still not worky. Also making the bracket out of metal will be so much easier to make strong rather than wood. Should get to try mine tmrw.
Hi Bassstalker, this set up working fine.
No room to accomodate aux on transom within the tubes im afraid.
Hopefully I don't need to depend on the aux too often to get me ashore.
I gives a bit of peace of mind having one though!




Changed youtube settings this should work now....... I hope.
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Looks great. Bit weird having at an angle but at least the tiller is inboard, lol. Seems to work great. Last test is in the rough sea to see if it stays submerged and to see if it holds its line when the boat goes up and down so the forces of the 30 deg power may change boat direction radically as it goes over a wave. But its only a recue device so should always get you away from the rocks.

Can't wait to try mine.
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Looks great. Bit weird having at an angle but at least the tiller is inboard, lol. Seems to work great. Last test is in the rough sea to see if it stays submerged and to see if it holds its line when the boat goes up and down so the forces of the 30 deg power may change boat direction radically as it goes over a wave. But its only a recue device so should always get you away from the rocks.

Can't wait to try mine.
Hope your sea trialling goes well.
I have trialled it in the rough rolling chop a few days ago.
Didn't feel confident having one hand on a camera phone to film it though.
Nowhere near being swamped with water.
The engine is mounted higher than top of the tube so if engine gets dipped the tube will need to be submerged - so a wet engine will be the least of my worries.
It did require a bit more work with the tiller and throttle to get to where I wanted to get to.
It ain't pretty but it's better than a set of oars lol!
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For sure better than oars, and it looks like it will work which is great.

I actually meant the opposite. I wondered if the air intake would stay submerged so that it constantly pumped water to keep cool. Its already higher than the transom by quite a bit as far as I can tell? I know the engine case will never get near the water, just spray which is fine.
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