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Old 12 November 2014, 10:54   #141
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Old 12 November 2014, 17:26   #142
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My 2.5 hp Suzuki 4 stroke pushes my 3.5m sib along nicely.
I has managed against strong receding tides and offshore winds.
It was can be slow progress at times but it manages adequately.
It pushes my sib along nicely on the auxiliary outrigger also - does look a little odd but it gets the job done.



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Old 19 November 2014, 06:15   #143
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Dammit! I've just sold my 2hp yam and got a 4hp merc as I didn't think it would work!! Ah well!!
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Old 28 March 2015, 03:54   #144
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Do we have a definitive answer on hp/m? Realised the other day that my 4hp may be too big to mount alongside my 25hp. I either need to look for an alternative mounting method or sell it and get another 2hp. Wish I'd never sold the yam 2a! Beautiful engine!
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Old 28 March 2015, 05:19   #145
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There is no definitive answer, as it depends on the conditions, the wind, the tide, the load in the boat, if you want to get home or just to "a" shore, or just to keep off a shore whilst help arrives. The rule of thumb is 1HP/m but I can move 3.9m with an old 2HP. I certainly wouldn't want to go far with it but in reasonable conditions not fighting the tide it will get you where you want to go - eventually.
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Old 28 March 2015, 13:13   #146
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Right that's great because as luck would have it ive just collected a 2a! None runner but going to see what I can do!
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Old 29 March 2015, 15:29   #147
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4hp merc does fit but it's snug! Running sweet as a nut finally! Click image for larger version

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Old 02 April 2015, 13:25   #148
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I wound up building a temporary mount from steel to run tests with. It works pretty well and locates the outboard over the port tube, then when need I can remove the port side transom wheel, pull a pin and slide the mount over with the outboard on it.

The two horse outboard pushes the Zodiac along at between 3-5mph with two of us on board. We didn't play too much with moving the load. Not as fast as I had hoped but it will get us back to shore slowly at least. It is only for emergencies so an hour or so returning to safe harbor is okay.
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Old 14 April 2015, 13:04   #149
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Always a need, other than oars, a second means of propusion is needed. For me, 55lbs thrust-electric with it's own dependant powerhouse battery (also used for trolling). Mounted on the bow..pictures soon to come (after the cold weather here in Canada clears).
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