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Old 27 October 2014, 18:59   #131
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Old 27 October 2014, 19:04   #132
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That looks well mate. What does the auxiliary run on??

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Old 27 October 2014, 20:20   #133
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Neat little auxiliary you got there!
I'm liking that set up.
That's the beauty of two strokes much more compact than their four stroke counterparts.
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Old 28 October 2014, 01:32   #134
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Looks good. Same set up as gurnard. I assume the transom wheels don't really work with it on though? I suppose you can easily remove auxiliary into boat if you needed wheels. Its certainly nice having a backup. Reminds me I must give my auxiliary a run!

On a side note, if you look really closely at the transom, does it have any crackles in the plastic coating? Luckily mine are above the water line and I don't think they go right through to core but I'm thinking of running a coat of west's epoxy in and over the transom, almost like a flow coat. Had a boating mate look the other day and he said its not a problem but I'll probably do it sometime anyway.

Happy sibbing
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Old 28 October 2014, 04:08   #135
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It is nice setup, what kind of floor mat do you have ?
This nice looking black mat with holes ?

In Greece I always have some small rocks (pebbles) on the floor.
I wonder if it be better to have similar mat or not if small rock happens between it and inflatable floor.
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Old 28 October 2014, 10:29   #136
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Hi I got the mat for my sib here in the UK from screw fix.
I has been a resounding success on my SIB this year with no signs of wear or tear. Here's a link to the thread I opened when I fitted the matting.

Sib aluminum floor - matting
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Looks good. Same set up as gurnard. I assume the transom wheels don't really work with it on though? I suppose you can easily remove auxiliary into boat if you needed wheels. Its certainly nice having a backup. Reminds me I must give my auxiliary a run!

On a side note, if you look really closely at the transom, does it have any crackles in the plastic coating? Luckily mine are above the water line and I don't think they go right through to core but I'm thinking of running a coat of west's epoxy in and over the transom, almost like a flow coat. Had a boating mate look the other day and he said its not a problem but I'll probably do it sometime anyway.

Happy sibbing

Yep I shamelessly copied and even asked him how to remove the small triangle of pvc! The transom wheel is bolted using a wing nut so once the boat is afloat I would remove the wheel and mount the motor.
Problem is it's only 2hp. Keeping my eyes peeled for a 4hp but I do love old yams!!!
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Partly due to this thread, and also some past experiences, like hitting an unseen rock at the end of a lake with no one else around, plus I did have a time when my ignition failed at higher RPM's, I decided to start looking for a small lightweight 2 stroke motor (So it can burn fuel from the main fuel tank), and quickly found an Evinrude 2HP from 1973, for a very attractive price on Craiglist, a website here in the USA that is a very well known classified website. I knew mounting the outboard was going to be a challenge to say the least.





There are multiple reasons the motor can not mount on the transom. The starboard side is where I sit to drive and gear up at. The port side location gets in the way of my launching wheel, and with my VHF antenna mounted there I wouldn't be able to turn the outboard towards port. Moving the antenna to the starboard side might work, but it wouldn't leave me with a place to put my fishing rod holder, that holds the dive flag, and the all around navigation light. Sometimes we will also need to put the launching wheels down as we approach the beach. More importantly it doesn't clear the speed tubes, and could chop it to pieces. So no mounting directly the transom. (I really like how Gurnard's boat looks with his two outboards though. Also find it funny how many of us have matching brands from main to kicker.)



In the end I think I am going to use a device very similar to kaman, and store the outboard over the tube, then have it slide out to port for use. We will have to see how it does when the boat is loaded with three divers and all of our gear. The port side is also the lighter side typically as the fuel tank, tool box, and electronics tower do not weigh as much as a person nor dive gear. Over the next couple of weeks, I will have to try to source some stainless box tubing, hopefully from the scrap yard. The plan is to have a receiver mounted on the boat and a shaft that slides in and out, secured by a pin, either in the stowed location over the tube, or ready to use over the water. I do not want to take the risk of removing and installing the outboard while on the water so it seems like the best idea. (Folks had posted prior about the challenges of working in rough water, and I took their statements into account.) The actual mounting is going to be a trial and error since the angles are all over the place, with many different things having to fall into place (VHF antenna, launching wheel, lifting eye which is also the rear tow eye, and things I probably haven't thought of yet). I already took a 2x2 and clamped the motor to it for experimentation. Looks like it will work

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Is a 2hp going to move that size of boat even without wind / tide?
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Old 12 November 2014, 08:27   #140
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Is a 2hp going to move that size of boat even without wind / tide?
For much the same sort of reasons (but mainly tyhe gap between the A- frame & the main) I also got one of these we 2Hp lumps. And no, it couldn't pull the proverbial skin off the rice pudding.

What I did find tho' was that the 4Hp version takes up much the same space (it's a 2 cyl version of the 2Hp and something silly like 1/4" wider) so would be an easy upgrade in this instance.


Other thing to watch with those engines - when you are blatting along at Rib / Sib speed a lot of spray gets into electrical bits that I suspect Johnsorude never expected it to get into! Or put bluntly - put a polythene bag over it if you want it to start!)
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