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Old 22 June 2013, 09:16   #1
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New 3d Marine Superlight Sib and Engine Choice.....

Just bought one of these a few weeks ago:

3D Marine Superlight Inflatable Tender

1.8m (so I can carry it in the Rib easily) tender that weighs only 11kg. Not the cheapest but it is very light, well made, hypalon tubes, has an airdeck and folds away to nothing.

Goes very nicely with my old Evinrude 3.3 2T on the back which also weighs only 13kgs. Planes easily with only one up too.

Thing is the engine only has fwd gear which isn't too much of a problem, but it has no twist throttle (opening it up before getting your weight fwd can be pretty interesting) but more worrying for me is that it has no kill chord.

Thinking of selling the 3.3 and getting a new Hatsu/Mariner/Mercury 3.5 4T.

Any one used one? Thoughts?

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Old 22 June 2013, 09:34   #2
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Easy to fit a kill cord I did it on my Yami Malta, just replaced the red stop button with a kill switch from ebay.
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Old 23 June 2013, 10:01   #3
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I will get on the bay and see if I can get hold of a suitable switch. I don't really want to get rid of the 3.3 as it has hardly any hours on it and I'm already stern heavy on the RIB transom where it lives when not being used.

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Old 23 June 2013, 12:30   #4
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Slick little craft.

I do not remember the 3.3 HP, but many small engines do not have a stop button on them. They shut off when the throttle is retarded and some use a ground piece to kill the engine when it is desired to stop it. You can probably rig something to do the job if you desire to do that.
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