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Old 11 April 2014, 06:52   #121
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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.
The little 2.5 hp Suzuki has a much stronger tell tale than my 20hp Tohatsu. The water intake is also lower on the Suzuki right at the prop. It didn't aeriate the prop when I was going through the lumpy chop few days ago and it seems deep enough in the water. Luckily I can shift my fairly substantial body weight around in the Sib to raise or lower the engine by leaning the sib slightly from side to side. Let us know how get on tomorrow.


Going fishing!
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Old 14 April 2014, 08:44   #122
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Success!

All worked a treat. Couldn't take pics as busy and rough. I will add another thickness of ply to the storing bracket just to make sure strong enough. Used it to come home a mile or so and it made 2.8 knts against 3knt tide and 20 mph wind. So nothing fast but was very pleased.

It could probably do with a service as it didn't seem to rev that high but maybe that's just how it is?

Had a couple of 5lb thornys plus lots of smaller whiting, codling etc.
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Old 14 April 2014, 10:03   #123
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Pleased to hear it does the job.
They ain't pretty but if it gets you out of that well known creek when you don't have a paddle then it will all have been worth the hassle.
Look forward to seeing some pics / video of it in action.
Happy Sibbing/fishing
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Old 23 June 2014, 07:15   #124
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Just an update on the auxiliary engine outrigger that I made earlier this year. I have been out a lot recently in the Sib doing some fishing. I always take my 2.5hp Suzuki as a back up engine.
Not had to use it yet in an emergency situation thankfully.
I have nevertheless used it extensively for trolling lures. I tilt the tohatsu 20 hp primary engine out of the water and putt putt along with the 2.5hp.
When I'm not using the 2.5hp I remove the detachable mounting plate and stow in the bow box.
Does the job just fine and much more effective than a pair of oars.
Speaking of which I still take them to sea also.
Happy sibbing!
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Old 23 June 2014, 10:20   #125
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I have an electric aux on my Zodiac Futura. Don't be put off.
In fact, I tested it out recently and it works just fine. I've got a Riptide 45/SC from Minn Kota that I got new for US$250. I also got a deep-cycle battery and battery box. I can fit the motor on the transom next to my Honda. I can install it while on the water in about two minutes and it moves my boat at the blistering speed of 3 mph, which is enough to get me home if it's calm, or at least point me into the waves if it's rough. It's light and reliable, and maintenance requirements are virtually zero. It's nice having a backup means of propulsion that is more effective than paddles (which I also have).
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Old 09 October 2014, 19:09   #126
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That's the sib into storage until next year........ I think??. The auxiliary outrigger has been a resounding success.
Couple of rust spots here and there that need sanding and painting over the winter months but otherwise unscathed from a year's hard sibbing.
The honwave transom puts a lot of ribs to shame!
Hence it is unscathed also.
Still yet to use it in a real emergency situation but every other excursion it gets deployed just to practice the drill.
I have used it a fair bit for trolling lures and it has worked a treat.
Well worth the extra weight for an extra piece of mind.
Wonder what this year's winter Sib project might be????
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Old 09 October 2014, 19:39   #127
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Old 11 October 2014, 01:03   #128
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Sweet. Mines all working well but would be a little better made from metal for the extra rigidity. Loving having the extra safety though.

Quick question, what do you put in holes where drilled in transom?

Also can transoms be painted, and with what?

Ps. I keep using mine all winter but I am in an estuary where you can land anywhere, no big cliffs or rocks.
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The security aspect of having an auxiliary engine is a big confidence booster and helps me relax and enjoy the whole sib experience a bit more.

I use sikaflex in the transom holes it's bombproof!

I'm sure you can get marine paint for wooden transoms / marine ply etc.

The beauty of the honwave transom is it is laminated with a heavy durable glass resin - hence no need to paint.
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Thanks. Transom is very good on quicksilvers but plastic coating has some crackles in it so thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a coat.
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